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3/6/2013
There was good news at the end of 2012 for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who ended her second year in office with a 62 per cent approval rating. (News Item -http://www.idea.int/americas/...
3/6/2013
International IDEA has received numerous requests from Libyan civil society organizations, the National Transitional Council (NTC), the interim government and other official bodies to support the...
3/5/2013
NDI’s ongoing qualitative research revealed that while Libyans were broadly supportive of women playing roles in public life, there was significant disagreement over what type of engagement is best-...
3/4/2013
UNDP has designed a new project that will aim to build an enabling environment to boost women’s economic empowerment and political participation. Expected to launch in March, the project will support...
2/26/2013
It is estimated that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is universal, and is prevalent in all countries and all...
2/24/2013
Michelle Bachelet remarks at lunch Seminar: ‘Women and Political Decision-Making’ hosted by the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the 50/50 Group. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February 2013. (Source: UN...
2/21/2013
Michelle Bachelet United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women : “The century of inclusion and women’s full participation”. Dublin, Ireland. 21 February, 2013. read and...
2/20/2013
Though few Mauritanians are able to have a say in their country’s political life, one group of dedicated women is determined to be heard. The Advocacy Initiatives Group for Women’s Political...
2/20/2013
In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (...
2/20/2013
Nearly half of Ukrainians think there are too few women in elected office, according to a survey released today by the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Ukrainians believe women politicians are...
2/9/2013
An IPU expert mission to Egypt will work with authorities there on revising a law governing parliamentary elections ahead of new polls for the lower house of parliament in the coming weeks. The...
2/5/2013
31 January, Paris – To enhance women’s leadership and participation efforts, UN Women and the organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) today forged a cooperation agreement to collect...
2/5/2013
In one of the regions with the lowest number of women in politics, both governmental and non-governmental leaders met in Beijing for the first “Asia-Pacific Workshop on Promoting and Monitoring Women...
1/30/2013
Women’s empowerment, participatory local governance and non-stereotyped approaches to wo/men’s roles are at the heart of the “Women in Local Democracy” project, which is currently being implemented...
1/30/2013
The "Women in Local Democracy" Project addresses women’s representation and meaningful participation in decision-making processes in Armenia. WiLD is comprised of three main dimensions: women’s...
1/29/2013
Increasing women’s participation in politics and economy and ending violence against women to be a key focus of the visit. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet...
1/29/2013
“Our women have been beaten, raped, whipped, forced into polygamous marriages, and who knows what else. They have lost their dignity, but what is man’s dignity without that of women?” These are the...
1/11/2013
I am so pleased to be here in Abuja and to be joined by the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina; Ms. Evelyn Oputu, Managing Director of the Bank of Industry; and Mr...
1/11/2013
Special computer training course designed for deaf people in Damascus, Syria.
1/4/2013
Mexican women made historic strides last year in securing seats in the country’s national legislature, where they account for more than 36 percent of the membership. But political parties are still...
12/19/2012
As countries across West Africa transition to democracy following years of autocratic rulers, civil unrest, and sometimes civil war, women are frequently left out of the process. Though they make up...
12/18/2012
In a bid to enhance the role and influence of women MPs in the political scene in Burundi, women parliamentarians in the east African country have been given training on ways to build their...
12/5/2012
UN WOMEN PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 03 December 2012 Media Inquiries: Sharon Grobeisen: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org Tel: +1 646 781-4753 Nearly 100 high impact initiatives in 50...
11/26/2012
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – in partnership with the Huairou Commission (HC) - launched a new gender-themed publication at the 15th biennial International Anti-Corruption...