Partner Updates

December 7, 2018
Nigeria: UN Women and UNDP launch awareness programme to prevent violence against women
United Nation Women and United Nations Development programme (UNDP) on Monday launched a programme guide to prevent violence against women in the 2019 general elections. The launch which was organised by UN Women and UNDP took place in Abuja. Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Representative to Nigeria...
November 27, 2018
Across Latin America, women fight back against violence in politics
Currently, Latin America is leading globally in local and parliamentary positions held by women. But the journey to political participation is fraught with rising violence and intimidation against women in politics. In the age of #MeToo, we bring you the voices of Latin American women who are...
November 26, 2018
Syrian women seek role in drafting constitution
As the United Nations is working with local and international stakeholders to draft a new Syrian constitution, Syrian women demand a seat at the table to ensure their concerns and insights are considered in a future Syrian state. The demand for women's participation comes amid a renewed...
November 16, 2018
Nigeria: Women shatter the political glass ceiling in Africa's most populous nation
Eunice Atuejide’s face dripped hot sweat as she gesticulated toward a group of other female politicians gathered before her. They stood still, their face muscles taut with determination, as they chanted in unison: “No women, no nation!” It was a call to arms for Nigeria’s female politicians...
November 14, 2018
Kuwait: “Men have to believe in women’s ability to make a difference in society”
Dr. Moudi Abdul Aziz AlHumoud (PhD) is a women’s rights advocate from Kuwait. She is one of the first women to hold ministerial positions in her country, first as Minister of State for Housing and Planning and later as Minister for Education and Higher Education. She has also served as President of...
November 14, 2018
Kuwaiti women trained in campaign management and leadership skills
A group of Kuwaiti women including government officials, members of the private sector, civil society representatives and entrepreneurs joined a workshop on political campaign management and leadership skills held within the framework of the 8th Annual Conference on Women and Leadership convened by...
November 14, 2018
Training on public speaking to empower Kuwaiti Women
A practical workshop on public speaking was conducted within the framework of the 8th Annual Conference on Women and Leadership convened between October 22 and 25 in Kuwait City.\ The training is part of a 2-year project to accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender...
November 12, 2018
In the words of Justice Anisa Rasooli: “Not all women in Afghanistan are women in blue burqas begging…we can be the best engineers, doctors, judges, teachers”
Justice Anisa Rasooli was recently appointed as the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. She has been a powerful advocate for bringing more women into judicial positions, including as a leader of the Afghan Women Judges Association, an organization supported by UN Women. Serving...
November 12, 2018
Take five: “Legal reform did not change patriarchal systems or machismo culture overnight”
Katia Uriona is the former President of the Electoral Tribunal of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. Before that, as the Executive Secretary of the national Women’s Coordinator (Coordinadora de la Mujer), Uriona played an instrumental role in advocating for Law 243 on violence against women in...