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The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States , UN entities,...
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS Survey shows gendered roles and expectations continue to hold back female legislators, unlike male counterparts, capping success and stunting ambitions Female politicians receive...
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World...
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Report on the impact of the electoral gender quotas on the Flemish Parliament elections held on 25 May 2014 Following the elections of 25 May 2014, the Flemish Parliament carried out a study on the...

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While women in southern New Jersey government agree they haven’t shattered the glass ceiling in politics, fewer of them are getting headaches from bumping up against it these days and several have...
Women have been dominating the poles of villagers committee elections in most regions throughout China since the onset of the new year.
The Young Leaders Program is a three-year fellowship program for young people (under the age of 30) who are passionate about sexual and reproductive health and rights. While the total time required...
Are you curious how many countries are above and below the world average of women in parliament?Take a closer look at women in politics in this fantastic infographic, designed by iKNOW Politics...

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After a series of workshops and consultations on the constitution, held beginning in 2013, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) launches a Charter of Libyan Women’s Constitutional Rights. The...
Women in local assemblies, women mayors.

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by Lucile Huguet, iKNOW Politics writer Context and origin

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It’s easy to be hard on Davos. After all, the World Economic Forum that takes place in the thin air of this picturesque mountain village each year is Burning Man for the 0.0001 percent. It’s Ego-...

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30 January 2015 at 10:30IDEA, Strömsborg, SE-103 34 Stockholm, SwedenPresentation to be followed by a question-and-answer sessionLunch and refreshments will be provided
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday.

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UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivered another stirring speech encouraging world and corporate leaders to take action for gender equality during the kickoff of a HeForShe program launch...

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It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon.

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Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the...

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Although women make up more than half of the EU’s population, they are still underrepresented in politics. Today 37% of MEPs in the European Parliament are women but this represents an increase of...

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Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins. She secured 50.5% of the vote with 99% of ballots counted, while...

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