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Friday, February 23, 2018
Documentary film about the Women’s Voices Project in Egypt
Watch this documentary film about the Women’s Voices Project which is implemented by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights with the support of the Fund for Gender Equality of UN Women.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Cameroon seeks greater female political participation
YAOUNDE — Political parties in Cameroon have set an ambitious goal ahead of this year’s polls — to put women in at least 30 percent of elected offices. An all-female orchestra plays as 300 women selected from associations around Cameroon campaign in...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Bullying of women in politics commonplace says Canadian MP
Burlington MP told online she was 'a traitor to the country' and should abort unborn baby after announcing pregnancy. When a social media user decided to post a derogatory comment to Pam Damoff’s Twitter page, rather than brushing it off and...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Political participation of women with disabilities at the focus of an OSCE ODIHR event
According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately one billion persons with disabilities worldwide. This amounts to approximately 15 per cent of the population, half of them women. At the same time, persons with disabilities remain...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Report on the International Forum on Women's Political Empowerment
This report is based on the discussions held during the International Forum on Women’s Political Empowerment, held on 7 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. It is a short summary of views expressed by experts, guest speakers and participants, as...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Norbert Mao
Norbert Mao is the President of the Democratic Party of Uganda. In this interview, he shares his experience in pushing for measures to boost women's participation in politics.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monica Mutsvangwa
Monica Mutsvangwa is a Senator in Zimbabwe and Chair of the Women's Parliamentary Caucus.
Friday, February 16, 2018
UN Women Press Release on the kick-off of a training program for women in Lebanon
Beirut, February 8, 2018 The Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs in Lebanon and TheUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program- LEAP and the...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Five reforms still needed to ensure women are fairly represented in politics
The Representation of the People Act 1918 was undoubtedly a significant step forward for women’s rights and democracy. It gave the to vote to around 8.5million women previously disenfranchised and abolished almost all property restrictions on men....
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Female legislator attacked in brawl over Yerevan sewage water
YEREVAN -- An Armenian opposition municipal legislator was attacked in a brawl that erupted at a city council meeting in the capital, Yerevan, as she attempted to give the mayor a container showing how dirty the water in the capital is. Marina...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Lebanese Ministry for Womens’ Affairs and UN Women organizing “Meet the Media” event
Within efforts to mobilize the media to promote gender equality in the political process and in order to encourage women participation in parliamentary elections, UN Women and Ministry of State for Womens’ Affairs are hosting a media meeting on 16th...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
A huge 2018 story: More than 500 women are running for major office
WASHINGTON — No matter which party ultimately triumphs in the November midterm elections, here is one thing we know for sure about 2018: It will be the Year of the Woman — supercharged. “As of last week, 325 women were non-incumbent candidates for...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
76 countries haven't had a female leader in the last 50 years - here's where women ARE in power
One hundred years ago, on February 6 1918, the UK Parliament passed an act that granted the vote to women over the age of 30. They had to meet certain qualifications - such as being householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with...
Monday, February 12, 2018
Video: Curious to learn how Male Champions can support women's leadership and political participation?
We recently teamed up with International Gender Champions in organizing an e-Discussion on the role of Male Champions in helping advance women's leadership and political participation. Watch this video for some great advice from UN Geneva, GCERF and...
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Lebanon Campaigns for More Women in Parliament
BEIRUT — In a country where women occupy only three percent of the parliament seats, Lebanon's first women's affairs minister — a man — is supporting a campaign to attract more women politicians. The government's decision to appoint him as women's...
Thursday, February 08, 2018
8 political organizations that help women run for office in the United States
Since Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss in the 2016 election, there has been a renewed interest for women in politics and women running for politics. Emily’s List reported in March that over then thousand women reached out to them about running for...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Who runs the House? Women lead major three parties in Canada Commons
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh named NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau the party’s new House leader in last week's shuffle of his party's critics. So for the first time, all three House leaders of the three major political parties are women, including Small...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Latin America’s Female Leadership Void
SANTIAGO, Chile — After President Michelle Bachelet of Chile leaves office in March, Latin America will have no female presidents. There was a time in 2014 when the region had four: Laura Chinchilla in Costa Rica, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in...