12/24/2013
International IDEA's Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERMTool) is now available free online. The tool was launched during the 6th Global Electoral Organization (GEO) Conference in Incheon, Republic of...
12/15/2013
Ivorian MPs and parliamentary staff  have taken a first step in strengthening parliamentary oversight on gender equality policies in the country through better information on gender budgeting and...
12/13/2013
 UN Women launches first-ever database mapping gender provisions in constitutions worldwide Global mapping covers 195 constitutions across five regions, in English and original languages
12/8/2013
“Todas las Mujeres has shown me once again the importance of exercising my powers of observation. To observe is to observe ourselves. In seeing those women, I saw myself. Making Todas las Mujeres for...
11/28/2013
Women MPs have urged political parties to commit to gender equality as an inherent political objective and assume their role as key entry points to women’s political participation at an IPU-organized...
11/28/2013
Twenty-eighth November 2013 marked the 120th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the first country in the world to give women the vote. A historic milestone highlighting the progress made...
11/19/2013
A revision to Nicaragua’s law on municipal elections last year required political parties to put up equal numbers of women and men as candidates for mayor and city council. It also increased the...
11/19/2013
Fifteen years after the assassination of Russian MP and human rights activist Galina Starovoitova, those who masterminded her death are yet to be brought to justice. Starovoitova was shot to death in...
11/14/2013
Keynote Speech by Helen Clark onThe Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on WomenAt the International ConferenceCelebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in NorwayOslo, Norway We invite you...
11/14/2013
Women Speakers of Parliament have stressed the need to put gender equality at the heart of new development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. At the eighth...
11/14/2013
Cote d’Ivoire has launched the first-ever Women’s Caucus in the National Assembly, a forum aimed at advancing women’s rights and mainstreaming gender throughout all parliamentary work. Inspired by ...
11/13/2013
How can women contribute to a new model of sustainable development? Should the demands for equal rights and opportunities go beyond the prevailing growth model? These are some of the questions the ...
11/11/2013
Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka met with women leaders in Mali, listening as women asked for action to protect women’s rights and train security officers. Pledging robust support from UN Women, she made a strong...
11/10/2013
A series of ads in which misogynistic Google autocomplete searches were superimposed over women's mouths became an Internet sensation last month, and the campaign from international advocacy group UN...
11/7/2013
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with key stakeholders and attend a series of high-level conferences during a week-long mission to London and Oslo from 11-15 November,...
11/6/2013
“Women do not represent women in my country. They represent the voices of the men, the families that surround them, and their political party: but not women. They are not feminists,” according to...
10/24/2013
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30 September...
10/24/2013
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30...
10/18/2013
Statement of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Security Council Open Debate on women, peace and security, 18 October 2013, in New York.
10/18/2013
The legacy of conflict-related violence endures long after a peace agreement is signed. In too many cases, violence and insecurity continue or even increase for women, facilitated by large-scale...
10/18/2013
The UN Security Council today demonstrated renewed determination to put women’s leadership at the centre of all efforts to resolve conflict and promote peace. By unanimous vote, the Council adopted a...
10/17/2013
Even though Kyrgyzstan has had a female president and women hold 23 percent of the seats in its 120-member parliament, women are still struggling to carve out leadership roles in the legislature and...
10/17/2013
Remarks of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, at the UN Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender, New York, 20 September 2013. We invite our users to read the complete speech...
10/15/2013
During her visit to the Dominican Republic, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka met with President Danilo Medina to discuss national efforts to empower women. They further discussed...