3/18/2013
At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women welcomes the outcome of the meeting. The Agreed Conclusions are a testimony to the commitment of Member States...
3/18/2013
On the occasion of the anniversary of the International Day to End Violence against Women, NDI launched its program to strengthen the capacity of   legislators and representatives, and help women...
3/11/2013
The Tanzanian Centre for Democracy – an organization bringing together all political parties to promote multi-party democracy in Tanzania – will conduct an assessment of local democracy later this ...
3/11/2013
Since the revolution of January 2011, IDEA has been following closely the transition to democracy in Tunisia. Over the past two years, the Institute has strengthened its presence on the ground to...
3/8/2013
International IDEA joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2013 with the theme: “Women as Agents of Change”.
3/8/2013
Gender equality in politics is not about the system allowing women in. It is not about politics giving something to women. It is about women actively taking their rightful place as equals with men in...
3/8/2013
Releasing its annual analysis on the statistics on women MPs ahead of International Women’s Day (8th March), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) found 2012 represented a year of higher than usual...
3/8/2013
The annual parliamentary event on the occasion of the 57th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that was held in New York on 5 March 2013. The event, hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary...
3/8/2013
8 MARCH 2013   On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world free of violence against women and girls, a world in which women and girls do not fear being attacked in their homes or...
3/7/2013
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based...
3/6/2013
International organizations and regional organizations in particular, play an active role in contributing to enhance women’s political participation. (News Item -http://www.idea.int/...
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...
2/5/2013
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...