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Op-ed: Afghan Women’s Voices in Elections: Changing the Game

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Opinion piece by the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. More

Rendezvous with Nayna Patra: UN Women’s star campaigner

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nayna Patra, a 45-year-old from Dhenkenal district in the eastern state of Odisha is a star campaigner for a UN Women project for elected women representatives. She established a school for girls, protected 250 acres of Sal forests and helped women’s groups to get loans. More

Record Number of Women Candidates in Vanuatu Elections

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The public campaigns came to a stop at mid night on Saturday after two weeks of aggressive campaigning which saw both men and woman candidates and their supporters driving through the streets of Port Vila with loud speakers calling out for support, holding rallies around the country, posters and banners covered every public notice boards while the media exploded with election promises. More

More women vote in India’s state assembly elections

Friday, March 9, 2012

In celebration of the International Women’s Day 2012, UN Women, UN Information Centre and Institute of Social Studies Trust organized a panel discussion to understand the voting behaviour of women in the 2012 Assemble Elections. More

Homemakers become changemakers in India

Monday, February 27, 2012

At a meeting of around 40 elected women representatives in Rajasthan, there is a dynamic leader who stands out amongst the large assembly of women. More

Women emerge as strong leaders during village council elections in India’s Odisha state

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bharati Behra has great apirations for her people. As a recently elected Sarpanch or village head, she hopes to become the voice of tribals from the area. More

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