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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
12th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The 12th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament, organized by the Chamber of Deputies of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the IPU, will be held on 25 and 26 April 2018. The Summit will focus on inclusive societies and political decision-making...
Monday, April 16, 2018
11 states have no women representing them in Congress
Progress is not inevitable. And it is rarely -- if ever -- complete. For women in American politics, each point of progress serves as a reminder of the progress we have yet to make toward equitable power and presence in government. Monday's swearing...
Monday, October 09, 2017
100 Women: Do female leaders improve women's lives?
"I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet... if there are any girls out there that stayed up late to watch - I may become the next woman president, but one of you is next." The words of Hillary Clinton on becoming the...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
137th IPU Assembly in St. Petersburg
The 137 th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and related meetings will be held at the Tavrichesky Palace and the Parliamentary Centre in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, from Saturday, 14 to Wednesday, 18 October 2017. The Assembly will...
Kuwait
Friday, December 02, 2016
15 Female Candidates Ran for Parliament in Kuwait's Latest Election. Only This Woman Won.
By Laura Cohn Safa Al Hashem will be the sole woman in Kuwait’s parliament as it struggles to diversify. In its weekend election, the tiny oil-rich nation of Kuwait had the opportunity to substantially boost the share of women in its parliament. And...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
1-on-1 coaching on negotiation
To help you build your negotiation skills, Empower Women is teaming up with the negotiation consulting firm advantageSPRING to bring you the opportunity to win a 1-on-1 coaching session. You will have an opportunity to speak with an expert to gain...
Friday, April 01, 2016
157th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
The regular meeting of the body of the inter-American human rights system will include public hearings to be held on April 4, 5, 7 and 8, in which countries as well as civil society organizations will participate.
Friday, February 19, 2016
13th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) will host its 13th international forum on women’s rights and development, "Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice", in Brazil from 8 to 11 Septembery, 2016. 2,000...
Friday, January 29, 2016
134th Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly
The 134th Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union will take place from 19 to 23rd of March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The events will include a general debate on the theme “Rejuvenating democracy, giving voice to youth” as well as terrorism and the...
Friday, January 29, 2016
134th Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly
The 134th Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union will take place from 19 to 23rd of March 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia. The events will include a general debate on the theme “Rejuvenating democracy, giving voice to youth” as well as terrorism and the...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
                  This week is taking place in Geneva (Switzerland) the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. The agenda of the assembly includes the following points:  Election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the 133rd Assembly....
Monday, August 31, 2015
10th Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament - outcomes and recommendations
  "Strenght of unity of thought and action as a powerful agent for change to achieve gender equality within one generation" This message, among others, was strongly voiced by the Women Speakers of Parliament who attended the 10th Meeting, organized...
Monday, May 12, 2014
13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment,...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
17-year-olds voted at higher rate than parents in primary
Given the chance to vote for the first time in the March primary, 17 year olds turned out at a higher rate in Cook County than voters old enough to be their parents, according to a new study released today. A state law allowed 17 year olds who’d...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
114, and raring to vote in Kerala, India
If what she and her family claims and what her voter identity card shows is true, she is 114. Pathumuthu (Fathima) Shahul will have her moment in the sun on April 10 when she becomes the oldest voter in Kerala, exercising her franchise at the...
Monday, March 10, 2014
15 Acts Of Women’s Activism That Are Changing The World
These women haven’t won Nobel Prizes or hit the speaking circuit. But they’re pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, and speaking up — even where bad news dominates the headlines. We invite you to read the complete article published March...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10 Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy
They move carefully between constantly changing checkpoints, where they’re often harassed. Extremists have been known to target female activists—beating them for not dressing conservatively enough. Or they may be detained. It happens frequently,...
Monday, January 06, 2014
17 women elected MPs in 10th JS, Bangladesh
The 10th parliamentary polls see 17 women candidates elected, according to unofficial results of the election. The number is just one less than the historic high of the 2008 election, when 18 women were elected.However, the current figure can still...