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Women's Political Empowerment and Leadership

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Gender equality lies at the core of human rights and is the bedrock from which sustainable development can be achieved. Women and girls represent 50 per cent of the world’s population, yet are often excluded from the political arena, and shut out of decision-making that directly affects their lives. Increasing women’s political participation and leadership are vital mechanisms that support women to realize their human rights. Increasing women’s participation... More

National Conference Towards Planet 50:50: - Enabling Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Women are significantly under-represented in political and electoral processes everywhere in the world – be it as voters, candidates, elected representatives, or electoral administrators. The Election Commission Nepal, together with the United Nations Gender Theme Group (UN GTG) and the Sajha Abhiyan (Women's leaders' Coalition) organized on 20-21 April 2017 a national conference in response to the identified shortfalls in terms of women's participation and representation. The conference... More

Inclusive Electoral Processes: A Guide for Electoral Management Bodies on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Participation

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The publication “Inclusive Electoral Processes: A Guide for Electoral Management Bodies on Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Participation”, jointly produced by UN Women and UNDP, focuses attention on the role of electoral management bodies (EMBs) in encouraging the participation of women across various points in the electoral cycle. The Guide is directed to electoral administrations and the international assistance providers who support them, and highlights the... More

Gender analysis of the constitution and manifestos of political parties

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The study concludes that the political parties in Nepal are guided by patriarchal norms and values and the representation of women in decision-making positions in political parties is symbolic. More

Socioeconomic and political status of women in Nepal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The study analyzes the existing status of women in terms of education, health, social security, employment, property rights, and participation and representation in politics and in public forums. More

UN Women Pacific Newsletter Issue 1

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

UN Women Pacific Newsletter Issue No. 1 More

Violence Against Women in Politics

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The UN Security Council (UNSC) and different United Nations agencies, such as UN Women and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) have identified VAW as a factor that deters women from participating in politics. Their reports have discussed the inherent relationship between VAW and governance. They have shown VAW as a consequence of the failure of governance and have looked for ways to monitor and control such violence. More

UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter 4

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter - Issue No. 4 More

They count on us, we count on you

Monday, February 17, 2014

This brochure outlines the UN Trust Fund's work and funding for organizations around the world, showcases where money goes and what these funds can achieve. More

UN Women Afghanistan Newsletter

Monday, January 20, 2014

During his first visit to Afghanistan from 4-7 October, UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra met with several national and international officials as well as civil society representatives to discuss advancing women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in Afghanistan. As preparations for international troop withdrawal next year and national elections accelerate, he emphasized the need for greater political and economic empowerment of Afghan women while safeguarding existing gains in women’s rights. More

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