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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Akbar Khan
  iKNOW Politics contributor Uday Nagaraju met CPA Secretary-General H.E  Akbar Khan and discussed CPA’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality, women’s empowerment and political participation. CPA is an association of Parliaments of  52 Independent nations which includes advanced...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Seven women win seats on Oman’s Municipal Council
Seven women were elected to Oman’s Municipal Council in the second-ever such vote held in the country on Sunday. The result marks an increase from 2012, when four women won seats. “Society is becoming more aware of how important the woman’s role is, in pushing the wheels of development in the...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Women in Leadership: Why It Matters
Women have historically faced greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participating in society. Across geographies and income levels, disparities between men and women persist in the form of pay gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement, and unbalanced representation in important decision...
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Violence, resistance and commitment to peace define the situation of Kurdish women today
Judith Prat, documentary photographer, has recently published an article on the sustained political struggle of Kurdish women. The article builds upon an interview with Cemile Akgun (vid. Photo) from the association “Mothers for Peace”. After the attack the Turkish army in 1994, which destroyed the...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Let's make Parliament 50:50
In the United Kingdom, of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, men hold 459 (71%) and women only 191 (29%). There have only ever been 450 women MPs. The vision and the goal of the 50:50 Parliament campaign is a parliament where men and women legislate the laws together, in roughly equal numbers....
Friday, April 08, 2016
Infographic Video on Arab women's participation
Women's participation is key to development. There can be no peace, no democracy, no prosperity, and no progress without the full and equal participation of women. Watch this inforgraphic video, produced by the UNDP, on the discrepancies between women and men on the Arab region when it comes to...
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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Diakhoumba Gassama
Since 2014, Ms. Diakhoumba Gassama has been an independent International Legal Advisor working with governments, civil society organizations and UN Agencies on increasing women's political participation, their access to justice and realization of human rights through legal reform in Africa, the...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
N-Peace Awards 2015: Call for nominations!!
Dear friends and colleagues,   We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 N-Peace Awards! The N-Peace Awards are an annual celebration of women who are building peace and preventing conflict in six Asian countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and the...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Iraqi Yazidi woman MP awarded Anna Politkovskaya prize
raqi legislator Vian Dakhil on Monday received the Anna Politkovskaya prize for her denunciation of the jihadist group Islamic State over its brutal treatment of Yazidi women.   The award -- handed out by London-based organisation RAW in WAR to honour women working to help those trapped in conflict...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Would you vote for a female politician who spoke openly about masturbation?
Eight years ago, artist Trish Kelly made a short video about masturbation - a Rick Mercer-style monologue about sex when you’re single that she filmed for an online TV channel in Vancouver. It was frank and funny, the kind of commentary you’d see today from the 20-somethings Girls. But eight years...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Ex-Morgan Stanley Lawyer Breaks Gender Barrier at Justice Ministry
A former lawyer at Morgan Stanley will become the first woman to lead a bureau at Japan’s Ministry of Justice, the government said Friday, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to promote women in the workforce. Kazumi Okamura, currently a prosecutor at the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office,...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
UN Egypt calls for firm stand on violence against women
The United Nations in Egypt has been following with deep concern the recent reports and statistics indicating the high prevalence of sexual harassment in Egypt. The UN calls upon authorities, civil society and stakeholders to join forces and take a firm stand against all forms of gender-based...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Indonesia Likely To Have Fewer Women In Parliament
Despite the increase in the number of female candidates in the parliamentary elections held throughout Indonesia on April 9, 2014, the country would likely fail to meet its target of increasing womens representation in the 560-seat Parliament for the 2014-2019 period. Of 6,607 legislative...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
What Makes Successful Women Politicians? India
Whoever thinks that women political leaders can’t survive the rough and tumble of electioneering and bring in the votes hasn’t met V. Sugnana Kumari Deo from Odisha. At 77, this senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Kabisuryanagar constituency in Ganjam district has the uncommon distinction...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Youth Envoy discusses with young MPs from 15 countries and meets representatives of the youth sector in Stockholm
Against the backdrop that globally less than one percent of Members of Parliament are under the age of 30, the Envoy gathered young Members of Parliament from some 15 countries to discuss possible avenues for increased collaboration. During the interaction in Stockholm, it was agreed that the group...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Stage Set for the Great Electoral Women's Day, India
With 59 winners of the total 556 contestants, women candidates seem to have had a dream run in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. May 16 will tell if their success story repeats this time too.Congress president Sonia Gandhi topped the list of best performing women candidates in 2009, bagging 72.23 per...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion was based on country stories about how women-led...
Friday, March 21, 2014
AP Interview: Egyptian fights for women's equality
A year ago, Egyptian politician and women's rights activist Mervat Tallawy defied the Muslim Brotherhood to spearhead the adoption of a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women. Now she's back campaigning against conservatives to ensure that equality for women remains at the top of the U.N....