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8/7/2013
 Watch Helen Clark's -UNDP administrator- speech on women leadership at TEDX by clicking here. Clark is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – the first woman to lead the...
8/7/2013
On August 6, National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited NDI's new Parliamentary Resource Center (PRC) in the capital city of Naypyitaw. Although not yet officially open, the...
7/29/2013
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7/24/2013
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at...
7/12/2013
A free press, crucial to any democracy, plays a significant role in shaping public attitudes.  It can reinforce voter stereotypes about certain types of candidates, or it can help dispel the kinds of...
7/10/2013
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women, the organization leading UN’s work on...
7/9/2013
The data been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st July 2013.189 countries are classified by descending order of the...
7/9/2013
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their...
7/4/2013
On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut -where local candidates, activists and...
7/2/2013
Hodan Ahmed and her family were forced to flee Somalia in 1991. The civil war that drove them from their home would go on for two decades. Ahmed live abroad in India and then in Kenya, where she got...
6/26/2013
In one episode of the Nigerian radio drama Dukan Karshe, a young man and woman decide to run for their local council to correct injustices, including government funds being diverted from schools and...
6/19/2013
A useful workshop aimed at generating an understanding in the media of Haiti’s women’s quota was held on 13 June in Port au Prince. The workshop was arranged jointly by International IDEA and the...
6/17/2013
While there is a perception in Afghanistan that women are making some political strides, they still face formidable obstacles.  For example, a majority of Afghan men in a recent survey said that...
6/17/2013
The European Union and UN Women signed an agreement today establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organizations that promote gender equality in Chile.
6/11/2013
Urging women to concentrate on moving forward rather than “up,” Ping Fu, chief strategy officer for 3D Systems, described life as a mountain range that needs to be scaled.
6/11/2013
In Kenya’s male-dominated political landscape, women face many barriers to political participation, especially when seeking elective office.
6/11/2013
When Ilirjana Gafurri, a political party activist in Peja, Kosovo, won a seat on her local council six years ago, she became an advocate for issues such as better health care and women’s equality in...
6/10/2013
In a special initiative, UNDP Pakistan has prepared a series of profiles highlighting particularly dynamic women involved
5/23/2013
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN Women have urged Afghan authorities to step up their efforts to ensure the full implementation of the law on the Elimination of...
5/10/2013
Zameer Akhtar, 28, is participating in the electoral process for the very first time. Being a woman and living in a joint family in Pakistan, getting consent from her elders for her decision wasn’t...
5/10/2013
Wafa Bani Mustafa had already won a seat in Jordan’s parliament. But as she prepared to run for reelection, she wanted to learn more about fundraising techniques, which are not widely used in the...
5/9/2013
On June 17th women in Jordan will make history, when at least six women will be elected to parliament as part of sweeping election reforms enacted by King Abdullah earlier this year. Last February,...
5/8/2013
Wafa Bani Mustafa had already won a seat in Jordan’s parliament. But as she prepared to run for reelection, she wanted to learn more about fundraising techniques, which are not widely used in the...