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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Canada: All-party support for legislation to end gender inequality in politics
As MPs start debate on Bill C-237, MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South) announced politicians from across party lines support his private member's bill aimed at bringing gender parity to Parliament. "Most of the time in Ottawa, politicians from...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Female traditional leaders pave the way for fair representation in traditional courts in South Sudan
This article was originally published here on 26 February 2016 by Alliance for Peacebuilding. Author: Angelique Reid, UNDP Elected as traditional leaders, Cizarina Ayuru and Susan Kaino preside over civil cases in traditional court in South Sudan;...
Inez Murray, CEO, Global Banking Alliance for Women, addresses the Joint Side Event: "Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process." Photo: Ryan Brown/UN Women
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mobilizing greater global investment in gender equality and women’s empowerment
To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the...
Members of the Constitutional Shadow Committee participate in a constitution drafting session after completing a capacity development workshop. Photo: Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy/Ibrahim Abdeljawwad
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution
“I used to be afraid to give my opinion, but now I tell people about complex issues like politics, women’s rights and the Constitution. I feel strong,” says 24-year-old Amani Thawabta, a law school graduate from Palestine. Although she speaks about...
Monday, April 06, 2015
International consultant on gender equality in parliamentary and electoral development issues
This is a Home-based position with 3 missions to Chisinau, Moldova. The selected candidate is expected to start on May 5th 2015 and the duration of the initial contract is May-October, 2015 (55 working days). For more information on how to apply,...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Comic & Cartoon Competition - Gender Equality: Picture It!
UN Women together with the European Commission, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and UNRIC is organizing a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. Show us what comes to your mind when you reflect on women's rights and empowerment and...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Fund for Gender Equality's application system is open
Further to the announcement of the  Fund for Gender Equality’s third Call for Proposals, UN Women is pleased to inform that the online grants application system is now open for the proposal submissions. Eligible applicants are invited to enter their...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
UN Women: Knowledge management specialist (network facilitator, iKNOW politics)
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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 Leadership in Fiji
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
What do women and men in Fiji think about women in politics? New insights on where change is happening
A new report on Public perceptions of women in leadership, released in Suva on 5 November, provides a window onto changing community attitudes about the role of women in political leadership in Fiji. The research also provides insight into the views...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Women in politics (Fiji)
The Fiji Women's Rights Movement acknowledged women candidates, young women voters, the elderly and those living with disability who were part of the election on Wednesday. The organisation congratulated all the candidates on their individual...
Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, Board Member, Province of Cotabato
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A few good women in Philippine Politics
When one turns on the television, reads the newspaper or listens to the news on radio, one cannot help but notice that much of the news is focused on the negative events that are happening to our country. Thus, it wouldn’t be a surprise if many...
Women's campaign school
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This School Encourages Women to Join the World of Politics
The Women’s Campaign School is teaching women how to run a successful campaign. For the most part, politics is still a man’s thing. And the numbers from the National Women’s Political Caucus support that (disappointing) claim: Of the 535...
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Women and democracy in Latin America: time for parties to make a difference
Latin America has made considerable progress increasing political representation of women, but more active measures are needed to increase outcomes. With an average of 23.9% in 2014, the proportion of women in lower houses of parliament or single-...
Yemeni Women
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Yemeni women fight for greater representation
Photo-Al Jazeera After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent...
Male students Kyrgystan UNWOMEN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Coming of age, youth become gender equality champions in Kyrgyzstan
Photo-UNWOMEN/Umatai Dauletova By the shores of the deep blue Issyk-Kul Lake in the Tian Shan Mountains in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, the sound of happy adolescent laughter echoes across the normally tranquil Sinegorye resort. In July 2014, more than...
Azizah Ibrahim
Friday, August 22, 2014
It's about time we transformed male-centric and sexist thinking within politics (Malaysia)
The recent upheaval in Selangor over the post of Menteri Besar (MB) has suddenly led the country to a situation where we might soon be witnessing a major breakthrough for women in politics. Over the years we have seen women slowly occupy positions...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Essence of Real Women: Those South Africa should celebrate
All too often, we measure our progress in the process of gender empowerment by counting the number of woman politicians in Parliament and Cabinet. There is also now a new dynamic in ANC politics with talk of the prospect of a woman leading the...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Stop Saying Women Are Too Pretty to Do Anything
Women in politics are just as big of a target as Hollywood celebrities. They find themselves perpetually plagued by their looks, be it because they are beautiful or because they are not. Either way, a single comment about a female politician's looks...