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November 18, 2016
UN ESCWA and UN Women Join Hands to Discuss Regional Accountability Tool for Achieving Gender Equality in Public Institutions
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 unified Arab framework to measure accountability and progress towards achieving gender equality in...
November 7, 2016
Much of the World Has Had a Woman Leader. Why Not the U.S.?
If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, the U.S. will join the roughly 50 percent of countries worldwide that have had a woman as the top national leader. At least 79 countries have had an elected or appointed woman head of state or head of government, according data from...
October 3, 2016
City 50-50 Platform encourages gender parity in power spheres in Brazil
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute and the Research Group on Democracy and...
September 23, 2016
Women gain political representation and leadership in rural China
Liao Bin, from the Hunan province in China, was elected as the head of her Village Committee at 27. Her average day looks like this: hours spent in efforts to boost the economy of the village, caring for left-behind children of migrant workers, and then whatever is left of the day, she spends...
September 22, 2016
Arab Women Parliamentarians Network For Equality “Ra’edat”
Women parliamentarians from the Arab States region unite to make a difference for sustainable development. While the Arab States region is at a crucial point of transition in history, gender equality and inclusion must be on the top of the region’s priorities.  Rabat, 9 February 2016 – Over 150...
August 22, 2016
Consultant to Develop a Guidance Note on Integrating Gender into Counter Terrorism policies and Programmes for the UN System
  Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the UN, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human...
July 13, 2016
UN Women's Executive Director vows to tackle laws blocking women's economic progress
The Guardian has published an article on the views of UN Women’s Executive Director about changing laws blocking women’s economic progress. A global action plan to empower women economically by 2030 will focus on six areas, including addressing legislation that blocks women’s progress, the head of...
June 30, 2016
Tunisia moves closer to achieving gender equality in politics
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 proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity in Article 49 of the electoral law. Horizontal...
June 24, 2016
Statement by UN Women's Executive Director on the agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC
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 future and to strengthen our resolve to support this exemplary peace process. As United Nations...