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“I needed to learn to lead myself before I could lead others” — an Afghan women’s rights leader talks about UN Women’s leadership training

Monday, April 23, 2018

Shukuria Hashimi has been with the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) for 17 years, where she was appointed planning and policy manager in 2013, and recently started mentoring women graduate recruits. She is also the founder of the country’s Association of Women in Public Service. Hashimi shared her thoughts about a training course by UN Women she attended, on Transformational Leadership and Management for Women in the Afghan Civil Service... More

Leadership project to build on women’s representation in Samoa

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project seeks to improve gender equality and women’s leadership in Samoa. WILS represents the second phase of the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) Project, which was in place from 2014 to 2016. Samoa has made significant advances in development and in promoting gender equality. Women now hold five... More

Bringing Women to the Forefront: President of Sri Lanka Launches National Campaign for Greater Women's Representation in Local Government

Friday, December 8, 2017

As Sri Lanka heads to Local Government elections in 2018, the President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, committed his support for increased women's political participation at the launch of a national campaign titled, "Women for Change". President Sirisena remarked that, "though women's representation in the government service is at a proper level, it is a critical issue that... More

Call for women’s representation and leadership in local governance

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"I am contesting the upcoming election with my headscarf on, duly following the advice of my mother-in-law. But I have offered my full support to my daughter-in-law to contest the polls without the scarf" says Kausilya Tharu, 45, who came all the way from Bara district in western Nepal to participate in the national conference. She is one of the 39 women participants contesting local polls in the second phase of the local elections scheduled for June 14. With the promulgation of a new... More

From where I stand: Graciana Da Silva

Monday, January 30, 2017

“I was the only woman candidate for the role of village chief in my village Laidohar [in Liquica Municipality near Dili, Timor-Leste]. I was competing against six men. In the next village over, in Suku Asumanu, my friend was competing against 10 men and in neighboring Suku Laurema, it was the same. People hold tightly to traditional culture. They don’t want to see women as leaders outside the home. Meanwhile, many men want to be in a position where they can influence people.... More

UN Women to launch women, peace and security publications

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Four publications on women, peace and security, produced by UN Women, will be launched on 28 October during the women’s agenda presentation to the ARMM Regional Government in Cotabato City. More

Women’s participation and leadership - a game changer to current political paradigms

Monday, May 2, 2016

Women must have an equal voice in decisions about how to achieve prosperity and growth, about public service provision and policies that affect their lives. It is not only essential to the legitimacy of democratic systems, but also to good governance. Pakistan has made advances in women’s political participation. Currently, women make up just over 20 per cent of Pakistan’s National Assembly, a higher proportion than many... More

TRANSFORMATIVE FINANCING FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE GENDER EQUALITY BY 2030

Thursday, February 18, 2016

On behalf of UN Women I join my colleagues in welcoming you to this Expert Group meeting which is in preparation and intended to feed into the 60th session of the Commission on the status of women. As you know, the Commission which first convened in 1947, will be considering Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development. It does so fully engaged with and informed by the Sustainable Development Goals... More

Ending Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

United Nations entities call on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)1 adults, adolescents and children. All people have an equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination and stigma. International human rights law establishes legal obligations on States to ensure that every person, without distinction, can enjoy these rights. While welcoming increasing efforts in many countries to protect... More

Creating a network of democratic capacity builders in Bangladesh

Monday, August 31, 2015

UN Women hosted the first BRIDGE Train the Facilitators (TtF) workshop in Dhaka for 20 participants from the Bangladesh political sphere. Participants included the Election Commission Bangladesh (ECB), political parties, civil society organizations (CSOs), and UN organizations. The BRIDGE programme – Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections – targets electoral stakeholders, and aims to build good electoral practice by enhancing... More

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