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Monday, June 06, 2016
2016 Women Leaders in Extractives Fellowship
In a field where the meaningful participation of women is often missing, this program seeks to increase the participation of women in the movement to promote the sustainable management of extractives for the public good. The Women Leaders in Extractives Fellowship enables civil society leaders to...
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
26th African Union Summit focused on gender equality
African leaders have celebrated the 26th African Union Summit from 21 to 31 January, in Addis Ababa. This edition of the meeting was particularly focused on gender equality and women’s rights. The Director of Women, Gender and Development of the African Union Commission, Ms. Mahawa Kaba Wheeler,...
Friday, January 29, 2016
25 Percent: A Documentary
Only 25 percent of political seats, across Canadian municipal, provincial, and federal tables belong to women. This documentary examines why Canadian politics has yet to reach the United Nations minimum standard for engagement of women in decision-making set at 30 percent. The documentary features...
Monday, January 18, 2016
2015 Report to UK Parliament on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2014-17
The UK’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was launched by the then Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Defense and the Secretary of State for International Development in June 2014. This was followed in December 2014 by the first Implementation Plan...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
2 Consultancies: iKNOW Politics Language Facilitators
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 iKNOW Politics online Community. The consultants...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
2015 Women PeaceMakers Program
Application Deadline Approaching for Women PeaceMakers and Peace Writers!      2015 Women PeaceMakers Program Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: April 20, 2015! Peace Writer Application Deadline: April...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
27-Year-Old Muslim Woman Becomes Sweden’s New Education Minister
A 27-year-old Bosnian Muslim immigrant has been named the new Swedish minister of education, setting a role model for young, active Muslims. The minister, Aida Hadzialic, was named earlier in October in Stefan Löfven new cabinet as the new Upper Secondary School and Adult Education Initiative in...
Des Afghans lors d’élections historiques
Sunday, September 14, 2014
2014 Theme: Engaging Young People on Democracy
Photo-Fardin Waezi / UNAMA   "I call on members of the largest generation of youth in history to confront challenges and consider what you can do to resolve them. To take control of your destiny and translate your dreams into a better future for all." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Polling Staff...
Monday, July 21, 2014
2015: The hurdles before women
From time being, sex stereotyping has always been an issue in contemporary setting. It assumes that masculine and feminine traits are intertwined with leadership. Due to the aggressive and competitive nature of politics, the belief is that participation in elected office requires masculine traits...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
2014 Madeleine Albright Lunch celebrates women's political and economic empowerment
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delivered the keynote address at NDI’s May 19 Madeleine K. Albright Grant luncheon, encouraging people to “dare the difference” through the three “L’s” of women’s empowerment — learning, labor and leadership.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
2014 International Women’s Day Statement for Helen Clark
This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth.  No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.  As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next...
Friday, February 21, 2014
2nd Round of Presidential Elections in El Salvador
El Salvador's left-wing presidential candidate, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, for the Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation (FMLN), won 49 percent of the vote, just short of the majority needed to secure victory in the country's election in early February. The next round isn't expected to be an...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
2014: A turning point for women in politics?
“Our young women are forming a new era in female history,” wrote Massachusetts feminist Judith Sargent Murray excitedly. “The Rights of Women begin to be understood; we seem, at length, determined to do justice.” The year was 1798. It would be two hundred and fourteen years until her home state...
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
20 Women to Watch in US Politics in 2014
Wendy Davis isn't the only one who could make history. Even though we're more than two years away from our next presidential election — and the Hillary Clinton mania likely to ensue — 2014 is shaping up to be a critical year for women in politics. As Clinton's power base mobilizes, we'll see her...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
2016 Dream ticket: Hillary and Michelle
The 2016 National Elections are not that far away. It is timely and important that we not wait until then to begin having constructive discussions about who should be given the opportunity and responsibility to succeed President Barack Obama. The questions of the future of politics, economics and...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
20 percent women, 100 percent effective
Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., once said her experience as a preschool teacher was excellent training for Congress. As many on Capitol Hill are mugging for the press pool, proud of their political brinkmanship, a small group of female senators (Republicans Susan Collins, Kelly Ayotte and Lisa...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
25 Other Senior Government Jobs Never Held by a Woman
President Obama's nomination of the qualified, prescient, and eminently deserving Janet Yellen as the chairman (chairwoman?) of the Federal Reserve yesterday will make her — if confirmed — the first woman in history to hold the position. It's far from the only D.C. office never to be occupied by a...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
2014 Elections in India Set Bait for Women's Vote
A brand-new grain subsidy ration card that requires women be listed as head of the household is one boon. One beleaguered woman said the food security it brings her could be a means of escaping an abusive husband. BANGALORE, India (WOMENSENEWS)-- "Why don't they have general elections every year,...