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Friday, April 12, 2019
Colombia : In spite of the conflict & continued violence, disappearances, femicide, women weave the social fabric of communities for leadership, resilience, peace
In Colombia’s southern province of Putumayo, a group of women is stitching together social fabric despite an alarming number of ongoing threats and acts of violence against them. Fifteen days before her wedding in 1990, Sandra* was kidnapped and...
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Close the political gender gap to reduce corruption
Including women in local councils is strongly negatively associated with the prevalence of both petty and grand forms of corruption. This reduction in corruption is primarily experienced among women. A study suggests that female representatives seek...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Contesting gender quotas: dynamics of resistance
Gender quotas have diffused rapidly around the globe in recent decades, suggesting widespread and dramatic transformations in women's access to political power. Yet, quotas often face serious challenges following their introduction, resulting in a...
Friday, March 15, 2019
CSW 63: Violence against women in politics in Latin America and the Caribbean
Context Currently, Latin America is the region of the world with the largest representation of women in national parliaments. However, behind this positive fact, worrisome realities hide. To achieve political participation, women often face an...
Monday, March 11, 2019
CSW 63: Gender equality in public institutions for sustaining peace
This event will bring together Member States, experts and practitioners to share their perspectives and experiences on the relationship between gender equality in public administration (GEPA) and sustaining peace. The event will serve as a platform...
Monday, March 11, 2019
CSW 63: Preventing online violence against women in politics
Join leading global researchers and practitioners as they present the latest data and proposed legal solutions to online violence against women in politics. Dr. Gabrielle Bardall, Gender Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES...
Friday, March 08, 2019
CSW 63: Women at the table!
Women at the Table! Transformative change - Women shaping the agenda of peace, transitional justice and political agreements, is an event hosted by Nordic Women Mediators – Iceland with the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry for Foreign...
Friday, March 08, 2019
CSW 63: Critical mass to gender parity—women in government do make a difference!
Subject:  We have all heard the calls regarding the need for women in leadership roles in both politics and business.  The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) tracks the number of women in national parliaments and the executive, and documents the...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CSW 63: Sexism harassment and violence against women parliamentarians
CSW63 side event, organised by the Council of Europe, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Finland’s Permanent Mission to the UN as part of the Finnish presidency of the Council of Europe, to take stock of ongoing legal and policy initiatives to end...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CWS 63: Rebuilding trust in leadership
During the 63rd session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women 2019 (CSW63), Women Political Leaders (WPL)  and EY will co-host a panel discussion on “Rebuilding Trust in Leadership’’. Trust is an important value at the core of...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
CSW 63: Women’s leadership in the national agendas of the Americas and Caribbean
“Women’s Leadership in the National Agendas of the Americas and Caribbean” is a side-event which is being hosted by the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Inter-American Commission of Women of the Organization of American States (CIM) and...
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
CSW 63: Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Investing in gender equality: Parliaments ensuring social protection, public services and infrastructure deliver for women and girls. The Parliamentary Meeting at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN...
Monday, February 18, 2019
Consultation for the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality
The Government of Tunisia, the United Nations Development Programme and UN Women, are organizing the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality that will take place April 24-26. The Tunis Forum will take place one year before the 25th anniversary of the...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Connections: Discussing stereotypes faced by women in politics
The New York Times stirred debate with a piece about perceptions of sexism on the campaign trail. Six women are running for president in 2020, and record numbers of women are running for office on just about every level. The Times piece is called “A...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Count the number of women running for president. And get used to it.
By Margaret Carlson, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) whomped President Trump and then ungraciously rubbed it in. At the State of the Union — which she had forced the president to reschedule — she leaned over and clapped in his face. Women...
Friday, February 08, 2019
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's historic presidential run was "unbought and unbossed"
By Jenn M. Jackson, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring in a folding chair.” — Shirley Chisholm I first learned the name Shirley Chisholm when I was in my 20s. Barack Obama was running for president of the United States and I was...
Thursday, February 07, 2019
CSW 63: Parliamentary meeting on the occasion of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women
The Parliamentary Meeting at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the IPU and UN Women, will contribute to the Commission’s main theme, Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Congress is more heavily female than at any point in history — thanks solely to new Democrats
By Philip Bump, On Thursday, the most heavily female House of Representatives in U.S. history selected a woman as its leader for the next two years, setting a new high-water mark in the gender diversity of the House and Congress as a whole. That...