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11/23/2014
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark    Violence against women and girls appears all too often in headlines across the world. But along with the cases that make the news are many thousands of...
11/19/2014
Geneva, 17 November 2014 The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today condemned the attack on Afghan woman MP Shukria Barakzai on 16th November and once again urged authorities in the country to do...
9/29/2014
September 27-28, 2014, the Parliamentary Centre held a workshop entitled “Strategies for Women Legislators to Succeed” in partnership with International IDEA.  
9/21/2014
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the main deliberative organ policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations, is integrated by 193 Member States. The General Assembly meets...
9/10/2014
Latin America has made considerable progress increasing political representation of women, but more active measures are needed to increase outcomes.
9/2/2014
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country....
8/26/2014
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally...
8/11/2014
Photo-UN Women/Marco Dormino Today 1.8 billion adolescents make up the largest youth generation in history – and they are stirring nations and raising their voices! The challenges faced by young...
7/30/2014
Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Application Deadline : 22-Aug-14 Additional Category Democratic Governance Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant...
7/27/2014
It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to...
7/20/2014
Perspective by Bharati Sadasivam, Gender Practice Team Leader
7/18/2014
18 July is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. It is also the first ‘Mandela Day’ to be marked since we lost him after a long illness. Mandela Day is an opportunity for each of us to bring the best out of...
7/16/2014
The motivations for women to assume leadership and decision-making positions in business and in the economy are varied. In general, a woman’s path to leadership can be anything but linear. Women have...
7/15/2014
A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the...
7/14/2014
Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, made history by becoming Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor, dealing with a range of cases including theft, gang-related violence, and even terrorism....
7/14/2014
The call for  "Experiences that make a difference: Mainstreaming gender equality in public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean" is extended until July 17, 2014.  Due to problems posed by the...
7/9/2014
The Global Forum convened by Women in Parliaments (WIP) in Kigali, and co-organized by UN Women, was held from 1 to 3 July 2014. The meeting brought together 200 women leaders from 51 different...
7/8/2014
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri yesterday met with key ministers of the new Government in India whose efforts will be crucial to the progress of the country’s women and girls – who...
7/6/2014
UN Women is issuing a global call for nominations to enlist two new members as youth representatives on its Global Civil Society Advisory Group (GCSAG). In 2012, UN Women established the GCSAG as a...
7/6/2014
Ana Luisa Rodríguez de González has already served four terms as the mayor of Atiquizaya. She won her first election in 2003. In that same year, of the 262 municipal councils holding elections, only...

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