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Megan Gerrard Megan Gerrard is Senior Programme Officer for Gender-Based Violence Prevention - Women's Refugee Commission
Monday, April 25, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Approximately 1,809 women serve in the 50 American state legislatures at the beginning of the 2016 legislative session. This means that women make up 24.5 percent of all state legislators nationwide. This represents little change from the 2015...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, President of the United States Barack Obama, designated America’s newest National Monument, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. This historic house and museum is located in Washington, D.C., and it...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Dr. Jill Lepore, Professor of American History at Harvard University, has published an article in The New Yorker, entitled ‘The Sovereignty of Women’. The article deals with the historical difficulties of women to be fully recognized as political...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Celebrating its twenty-second year of existence this summer, the Women's Campaign School at Yale University (WCS) is a non-partisan, issue neutral leadership program, whose mission is to improve women’s political participation by increasing their...
Monday, March 21, 2016
The International Alliance of Women: Equal Rights – Equal Opportunities is hosting a discussion on Wednesday March 23 in New York on the topic of women in decision-making. Co-sponsored with the Council of Women Leaders, Equality Now, the Reflective...
Monday, March 07, 2016
UN Women’s HeForShe Arts Week, which will run from 8-15 March,  will be launched at the historic Joe’s Pub, at The Public Theatre. Speaking at the event will be Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
UN Women and YWCA will host the CSW60 Youth Forum on March 11th and 12th 2016, a few days before the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 60 starts in New York. This forum, a first of its kind, will be open to all young women and young men...
Friday, February 19, 2016
This side event will be hosted by the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations on Monday, 14th March 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The side event will focus on the...
Friday, February 12, 2016
In the framework of International Women’s Day 2016, the Mission of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Mission of Canada to the OAS and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS have partnered to...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) will hold its annual parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), at UN Headquarters in New York, in cooperation with UN Women on March 15, 2016. The...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Violence is not the cost of politics. That is the driving principle of the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) campaign to stop violence against women in politics. While gender equality in political life has significantly grown in the past few...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Running Start, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization training young women to run for political office, is calling for applications to fill the position of Staff Assistant in Washington, DC. Join Running Start’s small, dynamic team to train young...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is offered by the Political...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Jan/12 08:00 - Jan/12 09:30 Advocacy 101 is an online course that starts with an overview of the policy-making process at the local and state legislative levels of government in the United States. The course then covers the basic forms of advocacy,...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
As part of the bi-monthly “Women, Peace and Security” breakfast series, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are organizing a breakfast event around the theme of “Women in the...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Advocacy and Politics Workshop will take place in Dallas, on March 4, 2016. It will include an introduction to advocacy and campaign strategy as well as a Fundraising for Advocates course and Political Fundraising Fundamentals. This workshop is...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) will hold its annual parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), at UN Headquarters in New York, in cooperation with UN Women on March 15, 2016. The...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Careers in politics Workshop will take place in Miami on February 19, 2016. This four-hour workshop will cover these five highly needed political careers today for women: Strategists, lobbyists, communications, consultants, social media...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Exploring Careers in Politics is an online course that explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector. It is offered by the Political...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Campaign Finance 101 is an online course for candidates planning to run for office. It helps participants in creating a campaign finance plan, setting fundraising goals, donor identification and solicitation, campaign finance regulations and hiring...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Advocacy 101 is an online course that starts with an overview of the policy-making process at the local and state legislative levels of government in the United States. The course then covers the basic forms of advocacy, messaging, base building,...
Monday, January 11, 2016
This report explores public attitudes about gender and leadership with a particular focus on leadership in U.S. politics and business. The analysis is based on two new Pew Research Center surveys. In addition to the surveys, this report draws on...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Within the framework of UN Women’s flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016. Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’ (full document accessible here), UN Women is organizing jointly with NYU and CUNY a series of events. The first...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Last Sunday, 27 September, took place at the United Nations Headquarters of New York a historic gathering to promote the political, social, and economic empowerment of women at the global level. The meeting was co-hosted by the People’s Republic of...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The University of Massachusetts Boston is offering a Graduate Certificate on ‘Gender, Leadership and Public Policy’. This is a track in the Masters of Public Administration of the UMass Boston designed to prepare women to become successful civil...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
We are hiring two consultants to act as Language Facilitators for the iKNOW Politics platform! The two individuals will support the iKNOW Politics Coordinator to keep the Arabic, French and Spanish versions of the platform up-to-date and expand the...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Throughout her impressive career, Barbara Mikulski, the senior U.S. senator from Maryland, has been one of the fiercest advocates in Congress for the advancement of women and girls. So much so that, over her 30 years representing Maryland in the...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Based on interviews with women who have fought for change in their home countries around the world, two versions of the acclaimed documentary play “Seven” are coming to the George Washington University next week. “Seven,” written by seven award-...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The National Democratic Institute and The World Bank Group's Women, Business and the Law present a spirited debate Economics or Politics: Which Drives Women’s Empowerment? Gender equality is driving development policies worldwide. But what’s the...
Conquering Politics #LikeAGirl
Sunday, February 08, 2015
It wasn’t my proudest parenting moment: I stood on the ice surface in the community arena shaking with anger as bewildered hockey players, parents, and coaches looked on.  I had just confronted the six-year boy who had, for the third time,...
UN Women
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as...
Women in the USA
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
While women in southern New Jersey government agree they haven’t shattered the glass ceiling in politics, fewer of them are getting headaches from bumping up against it these days and several have broken through to achieve historic firsts.   At the...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
he 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. A record 104 women will serve in Congress, and for the...
Monday, December 15, 2014
 than 50 percent of votes in the 2016 presidential election will be women and more than 50 percent of those women are likely to vote for the Democratic nominee. Those facts are a major reason why Democrats have won four of the past six presidential...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Malala Yousafzai's Message to Women Alicia Menendez and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discuss why women need to get involved in politics and why politics should invest in women. To watch the video please click here
Friday, December 12, 2014
An interest in the gender gap between the representations of female candidates in U.S. elections compared to their male counterparts led two University of Pittsburgh professors to take the issue into the laboratory for three years of research....
Friday, November 07, 2014
 The midterm elections brought landmark victories for female candidates. North country voters elected the first female sheriff in New York and the youngest female congresswoman in U.S. history. Yet even with more women than ever sitting in positions...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Republican Elise Stefanik has become the youngest woman elected to Congress in history, winning her race against Aaron Woolf in New York's 21st open district 56-32, ABC News projects. She's the first Republican to win the district, which had been...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
The gender breakdown of the next Congress is still to be determined, but a major milestone was reached Tuesday night: For the first time in American history, the number of women sitting in Congress will hit triple digits. Democrat Alma Adams of...

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