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3/13/2015
The Women in Politics 2015 Map launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that although the numbers of women in executive government and in parliament continue to inch...
3/13/2015
Glancing around the room, it seemed that the Feb. 24 event that NDI’s Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD) team put on had a great turnout. About 60 people from the federal government, academic...
3/10/2015
Sahanan thought her chance of being elected to the Lampung Provincial Parliament in Indonesia on last year’s parliamentary poll was next to none.  Tina Chadarsi, jostling for a district parliamentary...
3/10/2015
Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate all that women have achieved while recognizing the barriers that still stand in the way of gender equality. This year’s theme is “Make It...
3/10/2015
In many countries around the world, citizens have embraced social media and new technology more rapidly than legislatures—which are, by their nature, often tradition-bound institutions. Helping...
2/10/2015
In 2015, International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets...
1/30/2015
Speech by Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri at a panel organized by the Netherlands on “Women Peace and Security: Seeking Synergy with the Reviews on Peace Operations and...
1/20/2015
It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon.
1/19/2015
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World...
12/22/2014
Gender discrimination runs deep. It infects the hearts of both men and women. Since without conscious, deliberate, and sustained effort, no one can remain unaffected by its corrosive influence, both...
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...
11/20/2014
After two days of rigorous and productive discussions during the Latin America and Caribbean Special Session on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, delegations from 21 countries...
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.
9/9/2014
In 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security — the first to link women’s experiences of conflict to the international peace and security...
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...

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