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Parlatino approves regional law to advance Parity Democracy with support of UN Women

01 December 2015

The Latin American and the Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), approved the legal framework to advance “parity democracy” in the region on 1 December, during its 2015 General Assembly. More

Q&A with Nepal’s Finance Minister: “There is a need, now more than ever, for the international community to focus on gender equality”

14 July 2015

As the world community gathers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the third International Conference on Financing for Development this week, UN Women sat down with Nepal’s Minister of Finance Ram Sharan Mahat to discuss how this developing country has been able to prioritize gender equality in its planning and budgeting, as well as its achievements and the challenges ahead, particularly after the recent earthquakes. More

Rapping and rhyming for rights: Yannick Glemarec visits programmes in Egypt

30 June 2015

Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme, met with volunteer ‘youth ambassadors’, local NGO partners, and community members involved in two of UN Women’s key programmes in Egypt More

Women of Latin America build bridges, changing status quo in politics

19 February 2014

In Honduras and El Salvador, a spotlight on efforts towards addressing electoral challenges through trainings for candidates. More

Tunisia’s new Constitution: a breakthrough for women’s rights

11 February 2014

Following the revolution and months of protests starting in 2011, Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly adopted a new Constitution on 26 January 2014, considered a harbinger of change for gender equality in the Arab States. More

With some electoral gains in Iraq, women candidates work towards change

16 May 2013

Amid violence-fraught local and regional elections, in which 14 candidates were killed, 300 women contenders were trained by UN Women and the Iraq Foundation. Many emerged successful and thanks to a quota law, women will probably hold 26 per cent of seats on local councils across Iraq. More

Q&A with H.E Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan

11 February 2013

In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became part of the constitution on 8 March, 2012. More

In Morocco, encouraged by success, Soulalyates women make strides in land rights

08 February 2013

The Democratic Association of Moroccan Women is providing leadership training to rural women of the Soulalyates ethnic group to enhance their advocacy for property and land ownership rights cemented in a 2012 ministerial ruling. More

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