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Friday, June 08, 2018
Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly
The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Enabling political participation of women with disabilities as the focus of OSCE/ODIHR event
Promoting the full and equal participation of women with disabilities in political and public life was the focus of discussions at a conference organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Vienna on 16 and 17...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Empty women seats in parliament
By Shehnila Zardari Women may account for half of the world’s population but their representation in parliament was recorded in 2015 at only 22.1%. Two decades earlier, the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women had unanimously signed the...
Thursday, May 03, 2018
EU worries over apathy among women in politics in Nigeria
The European Union (EU) is worried that since its huge investment in Nigerian politics, there had been no improvement in women participation. The EU expressed worries over the low level of Nigerian women participation in politics in spite of several...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Ethiopia parliament elects female speaker, Muferiat Kamil
Ethiopia’s parliament, the House of Peoples’ Representatives, has chosen a former Minister of Women’s Affairs, as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. The report confirms earlier rumours that Muferiat Kamil was set...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Equal Voice Alberta launches workshops to recruit more women into politics
Equal Voice Alberta is urging more women to run in the 2019 Alberta provincial election. The group launched their She Leads Campaign 101 Workshops on Saturday with a panel discussion that drew more than 40 attendees. Organizer Jenessa Crognali says...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Explore women’s activism from generations past and present
A single moment can spark a revolution, collective actions can transform laws, creative expression can change attitudes and an invention can alter the course of history. It’s these threads that weave together to propel the women’s movement — even in...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
ECOSOC Youth Forum 2018
The seventh ECOSOC Youth Forum, to be held at the UN Headquarters from 30 to 31 January 2018, will be an opportunity for young people to share their perspectives and engage on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its review during the ECOSOC...
Friday, November 03, 2017
Expanding women’s leadership requires changing masculinities
On 25 October, women leaders and experts gathered at the UN Headquarters to discuss issues of masculinities, violence against women, and women’s participation in peace and justice in transitional societies. With 2 billion people across 35 countries...
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Economist Mercedes Araoz Sworn In as Peru’s New Prime Minister
LIMA – Peru’s Second Vice President, Mercedes Araoz, an economist by training, was sworn in on 17 September 2017 as the new head of the Council of Ministers –known as the prime minister–, formed by 13 members of the cabinet and headed to date by...
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Engaging Male Champions to Support Women’s Political Participation
Research and experience has documented that gender diversity yields better outcomes in political decision-making and that women’s role in local and national political processes greatly improves democratic outcomes. Women’s right to equal voice and...
Monday, August 07, 2017
Electing More Black Women Requires Rejecting a Single Story of Women’s Political Progress
This OpEd was originally published by NBC on 27 July 2017 here. By Glynda C. Carr and Kelly DDittmar There is no single story for women in American politics. Take election 2016 for example. Few have characterized last year’s election as good for...
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Electing More Black Women Requires Rejecting a Single Story of Women’s Political Progress
This OpEd was originally published by NBC on 27 July 2017 here. By Glynda C. Carr and Kelly DDittmar There is no single story for women in American politics. Take election 2016 for example. Few have characterized last year’s election as good for...
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Expert Group Meeting on gender-sensitive parliaments
Five years ago, the IPU adopted its Plan of Action for Gender-Sensitive Parliaments at its 127th Assembly in Quebec. Since then, the IPU has helped parliaments become more gender sensitive and has developed a self-assessment toolkit self-assessment...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje
Esther Mcheka-Chilenje is the first Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Malawi.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
European Parliament Tunisian Week - Women Political Leaders Global Forum
In the framework of the ‘Tunisian Week’ which took place at the European Parliament (Brussels) on the 2-4 May, the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Global Forum co-hosted the debate ‘Gender equality and the participation of women in public life‘. The...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Event: Does political participation need political parties and representation?
Today, most citizens endorse democracy but expect much more than a periodic opportunity at the ballot box. These citizens have access to an expanding repertoire of mechanisms to express criticism and influence political processes. These mechanisms...
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Everyday acts of gender-based violence are far too common in Canadian politics
Written by iKNOW Politics Contributor Arezoo Najibzadeh and Emerald Bensadoun. This blog was originally published here by Huffington Post Canada on 20 March 2017.  In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether...