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5/30/2012
The paltry participation of women in politics is but an extension of their limited bearing on meaningful decision- making in general. To improve that, the condition of the ordinary woman has to be...
5/30/2012
"The election of a woman president in Costa Rica is a step forward for women in the region's political arena, and a qualitative advance in terms of political democratisation," political analyst José...
5/30/2012
Regional perspectives in progress achieved and remaining gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action On Thursday, representatives of the UN’s five regional...
5/30/2012
"Equal rights, equal opportunities, progress for all" is the theme for the celebration of International Women's Day at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday. "To me, the conference served as a...
5/30/2012
New York/Geneva, 3 March 2010 - No. 336Taking stock of women’s political participation today gives cause for guarded satisfaction. Fifteen years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing...
5/30/2012
"The quota was very important in the previous elections because we live in a male-dominated society and the quota was necessary to give women a chance to have a political role," al-Douri told The...
5/30/2012
Women Must Be Involved and Funded in Post-Crisis Responses“Women are not heard, not respected and not funded,” said Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, at the UNDP/UNIFEM panel discussion, “...
5/30/2012
The role of women in the lead-up to the March 7 polls -- and the roles they will attain in the next government -- are a barometer of the direction Iraq is heading as it struggles to end violence and...
5/30/2012
International IDEA secretary general Vidar Helgesen said his organisation is committed to addressing this challenge where women are not adequately represented in spheres of power. IDEA is in Botswana...
5/30/2012
When the 45-member U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) holds a two-week session beginning Monday, one of the lingering issues that will come up is the success - or failure - in the...