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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...
6/9/2016
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,...
11/11/2015
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and...
11/10/2015
In Paraguay, the Ministry of Women, along with the Superior Electoral Court, UN Women and UNDP have developed the project + MujeresMejorDemocracia.
4/26/2015
Written by Isaura Lopes Ramos, Communications Officer at the joint UNDP/UNFPS/UNICEF office of Cabo Verde.  Gender responsive budgeting (GRB) is government planning, programming and budgeting that...
4/16/2015
To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for...
4/9/2015
UNDP has been providing training to 25 aspiring women, offering information on advocacy and lobbying tools, and also a chance to network.  To listen to Julie Bukikkun, UNDP Assistant Representative...
4/9/2015
Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have committed to taking the necessary action to carry forward proposed new sustainable development goals (SDGs) due to be adopted later this year. The...
4/7/2015
“I used to be afraid to give my opinion, but now I tell people about complex issues like politics, women’s rights and the Constitution. I feel strong,” says 24-year-old Amani Thawabta, a law school...
3/31/2015
Joint Press ReleaseUNDP and UN Women Suva, Fiji - Today (01 April 2015) representatives from the Government of Samoa, the Government of Australia, UN agencies and civil society organisations gather...
3/29/2015
UN Women together with the European Commission, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and UNRIC is organizing a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality.

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