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5/16/2014
Each year thousands of indigenous organizations and civil society activists attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the 13th session of which will take place at UN Headquarters from 12 to...
5/15/2014
After two years of research and many in-depth consultations, on 14 May the World Bank team will launch a ground-breaking report, with Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, World Bank Group...
5/14/2014
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her awake at night. Saran Keïta Diakité has listened to countless women recount the...
5/7/2014
On 11 March 2014, the publicationPolitical Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on“Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making...
5/7/2014
IPU has kick-started its priority support to Egypt in its efforts to establish democracy by providing advice and expertise on the drafting on a new electoral law. The law would have to be in place...
5/7/2014
Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed...
4/25/2014
The Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development, and UN Women signed, Wednesday in Rabat, a partnership agreement to promote the institutionalization of the principles of gender...
4/21/2014
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against...
4/21/2014
IPU is deeply concerned by the shooting of Afghan MP Mariam Koofi, the latest in a string of attacks on parliamentarians in Afghanistan, particularly women legislators. Koofi, the sister of fellow MP...
4/10/2014
The purpose of this booklet is to support the Vietnamese partners of the UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affair’s project Women’s Leadership by providing information and guidance on an effective...
3/31/2014
A new partnership between the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and UN Women was signed today by ACP Secretary-General Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni and UN Women...
3/24/2014
CHIEF TECHNICAL ADVISOR - UNDP/ICSPA PROJECT Location :Kabul, AFGHANISTANApplication Deadline :03-Apr-14Type of Contract :FTA InternationalPost Level :P-5Languages Required :English  Duration of...
3/21/2014
UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the...
3/14/2014
New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Huairou Commission, a global network of grassroots women’s organizations, convened a global dialogue to discuss how supporting women...
3/13/2014
“Iran can be introduced as the role model of women education to the world, given its achievements in this field,” Mlambo, also Executive Director of UN-Women, said in a meeting with Iranian Vice-...
3/11/2014
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across...
3/10/2014
As we are approaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiating the Post-2015 Agenda, there is no other sub-region that better confirms that gender equality and women’s...
3/9/2014
International IDEA in collaboration with Demo Finland, UN Women and the Embassy of Finland organized a seminar on the Electoral System and Women’s Representation in Nepal: Need for Reform? on 4 March...
3/6/2014
Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very...
3/6/2014
On the occasion of the 2014 International Women’s Day, International IDEA joins the rest of the world in awareness raising and celebrating women with the theme Empowering change and action. For...
3/5/2014
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth.  No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full...
3/3/2014
A one point five percentage point (1.5) increase in 2013 of the global average of women members of parliament (MPs) marks a significant and encouraging trend that could lead to gender parity within...
3/2/2014
Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2014.   Today we join the people of the world in...
2/19/2014
Under the patronage of His Excellency Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and in the presence of UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Jordanian Government today joined UN Women’s...
2/18/2014
In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates.  We women represent the majority of the population. To contemplate a...

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