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9/19/2013
Some say history repeats itself. In 2004, UNDP issued what I believe is one of the best of its global Human Development Reports, Managing Cultural Diversity. The report argued that managing cultural...
9/18/2013
Women's representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows.
9/17/2013
UN Women condemns intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan female government officials and public figures and calls for justice   Date: 16 September 2013 Author(s): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka  
9/11/2013
Geneva, 11 September 2013 – Countries around the world are too often stifling political opposition instead of embracing it as a tangible and natural sign of a healthy democracy, says the Inter-...
9/10/2013
A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner,...
8/28/2013
This year marks Mexico’s 60th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and though the country has made progress in passing reforms to increase women’s political participation, women are still not well-...
8/28/2013
  Just seven days after having been sworn into office, the new Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, welcomed civil society representatives based in New York at UN Women...
8/23/2013
“It’s true that as a woman leader you attract probably a disproportionate amount of influence because there are so few of us,” says Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development...
8/14/2013
Afghan authorities must make every effort possible to ensure the release and safe return of abducted Afghan woman MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar and to provide greater protection for all women...
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.

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