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11/29/2016
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) follows up its landmark study on sexism against women MPs with an initiative to advance gender-sensitive reforms in parliament.
11/22/2016
Today the global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking place at United Nations Geneva. 
11/18/2016
Government representatives and officials from the National Women Machineries (NWMs) in the Member States of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today adopted a...
11/14/2016
Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is working to promote the organization of credible and participatory elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
10/3/2016
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality.
9/23/2016
Liao Bin, from the Hunan province in China, was elected as the head of her Village Committee at 27.
7/12/2016
The low representation of women in politics remains one of the most obvious obstacles preventing us from achieving gender equality in the world.
6/30/2016
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a...
6/24/2016
Yesterday’s agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) marks a definite step on the road to peace. It is an occasion to be hopeful for the...
6/23/2016
To empower elected women representatives, several initiatives supported by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, such as trainings, workshops, exposure visits are helping women...
6/16/2016
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, International IDEA, released a Call for Proposals for a Global Exploratory Study of Constitutional Jurisprudence Related to Gender...
6/9/2016
An agreement has been reached in Mauritania on action necessary to protect women and girls from child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other violence.
6/6/2016
Syria, once a cradle of civilization, a country known for its rich history, the kindness and hospitality of its people and unmistaken beauty, continues to be blighted by violent conflict and...
6/1/2016
UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced on 18 May 2016 the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social,...
5/26/2016
Back in 2006, in the lead-up to Haiti’s long-awaited general elections, Nadege Beauvil was a volunteer with Haiti’s national women’s umbrella organization, Femmes en Démocratie. It was a Saturday...
5/25/2016
The Namibian Parliament has produced an action plan to promote gender equality through new and revised laws, and enhanced parliamentary oversight of the country’s international human rights...
5/25/2016
IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong has stressed the organization's commitment to working for gender equality and has outlined strategic steps necessary for progress.
5/24/2016
The Jordanian coalition on UN Resolution 1325 on Monday highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts in reactivating the decision that focuses on women, peace and security in light of the violent conflicts in...
4/1/2016
Women parliamentarians have had the unique opportunity to gather for more than thirty years at the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) Meeting of Women Parliamentarians, which gives women MPs a platform...
3/24/2016
International IDEA and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) are partnering in supporting the four-year Respect for Women’s Political Rights project. The overall goals of the...
3/2/2016
Based on a survey of Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Myanmar Hluttaw recognizing the need for more support and more opportunities to learn about the role and functions of the parliament, the...
1/29/2016
Building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will take place will take place on 16 and...
1/29/2016
The 134th Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union will take place from 19 to 23rd of March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The events will include a general debate on the theme “Rejuvenating democracy,...

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