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11/19/2012
For Burkina Faso’s last election – a presidential poll in 2010 –difficult and confusing requirements resulted in overwhelmingly low voter registration. Only three million of the country’s six million...
11/15/2012
Anne F. Stenhammer has been a bureaucrat, politician and women rights activist for more than forty years. Anne F. Stenhammer was formerly the Deputy Minister of International Affairs in the...
11/13/2012
UNDP has called for the formation of a caucus of women political leaders across party lines to enhance women’s participation within political parties and to advocate for the Women’s Reservation Bill...
11/9/2012
IPU members have committed to a comprehensive Plan of Action on gender-sensitive parliaments, aimed at radically transforming the way national institutions address gender equality.
10/24/2012
UN Women is inviting you to participate in a survey to assess the specific resource needs for its Knowledge Gateway on Women’s Economic Empowerment, to promote information and knowledge-sharing,...
10/16/2012
After three days of meetings in Pristina, Kosovo, a group of women and men leaders from around the world has created the “Pristina Principles,” a set of guidelines and priorities aimed at eliminating...
10/15/2012
At the village assembly meeting or Gram Sabha in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district on 5 October, almost 5000 men and women gathered to promote the rights of girls and education for all....
10/11/2012
In partnership with Governments across South Asia, UN Women’s Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and four elected women representatives from South Asia launched the first ever knowledge hub for...
10/9/2012
The key issues of women's access to parliament and to internal parliamentary structures kicked off an engaged and lively debate at the 7th IPU Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament in New Delhi on...
10/9/2012
Women speakers of parliament from around the world have committed to doing more to increase women’s representation in parliament and its formal decision-making bodies. Concluding a two-day IPU...
9/25/2012
A seminar, organized by IDEA, on women’s political empowerment held in Ghana in August brought together women members of parliament from 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe,...
8/6/2012
Location : Abuja, NIGERIA Application Deadline : 08-Aug-12 Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting Date :(date when the...
7/25/2012
In Pakistan, where instability, distrust, violence and political rivalries can impede interaction among political parties, women and young people — the majority of the population — often have...
7/12/2012
The number of female elected parliamentarians in Senegal’s National Assembly has almost doubled thanks to the impact of new parity laws on the July elections
7/9/2012
Distinguished panelists and colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. What a great day this is! To...
7/9/2012
IDEA has various job vacancies. Please see the links listed below for the full details of the vacancies, or visit IDEA for more information. Senior Programme Officer (Asia and the Pacific programme)...
6/21/2012
At a high-level event today at the Rio+20 Conference, women Heads of State and Government signed a Call to Action with concrete policy recommendations on integrating gender equality and women’s...
6/20/2012
Remarks of Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women at panel discusion on the Rio Conventions. Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 20 June 2012.
6/20/2012
In a dynamic panel discussion at the Rio+Social Summit, UN Women’s Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet spoke of women’s pivotal role in  sustainable development, to an offline audience of more than...
5/30/2012
Democratic and economic transitions and development in the UNDP Europe and CIS region have taken place in the post-Soviet era without the full participation of a major segment of the population—women...
5/30/2012
Earlier this year a field review of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Gender Programmes was carried out under the auspices of Stockholm-based InDevelop-IPM.
10/9/2011
iKNOW Politics, an online network dedicated to the advancement of women in politics around the world, has come to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s a country where women are significantly...
9/29/2011
During Egypt’s revolution, thousands of women joined men in the streets to promote democratic reform. Now, as the country prepares for its first post-revolution parliamentary elections this fall,...