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November 4, 2017

Global Gender Gap 2017

The Global Gender Gap Index ranks 144 countries on the gap between women and men on health, education, economic and political indicators. It aims to understand whether countries are distributing their resources and opportunities equitably between women and men, irrespective of their overall income levels. The report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas: Economic participation and opportunity – salaries, participation and leadership Education – access to basic and higher levels of education Political empowerment – […]
November 1, 2017

Agnes Campbell Macphail

Agnes Campbell Macphail (March 24, 1890 – February 13, 1954) was a Canadian politician who was the first women to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons from 1921 to 1940. From 1943 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1951 she was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
October 17, 2017

Women Situation in Albania

By: Diana Çuli In the last two decades in Albania there has been a lot of progress in the fields of gender equality, women’s rights, social welfare programs, law, research and civil society. These issues are amongst the key national priorities. The ratification of the UN Conventions concerning gender equality, beginning with CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women), as well as the enactments of gender equality, anti-discrimination and anti-domestic violence laws are all evidence of this commitment, and together […]
August 26, 2017

When did Women Around the World Start Voting?

1893 New Zealand 1902 Australia 1906 Finland 1913 Norway 1915 Kingdom of Denmark (Including Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland) 1917 Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia 1918 Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, Hungarian People’s Republic, Kyrgyz SSR, Lithuania, Poland 1919 Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Jersey, Luxembourg, Ukrainian SSR, Zimbabwe 1920 Albania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, United States 1921 Sweden 1922 Burma, Ireland 1924 Kazakh SSR, Mongolia, Tajik SSR, Turkmen SSR 1925 Trinidad and Tobago 1927 Uruguay 1928 United Kingdom 1931 Spain, Sri Lanka 1932 […]
July 24, 2017
WNC: Turning The Tide Towards Parity

WNC’s Inaugural Meeting: ‘Turning the Tide Towards Parity’

On July 1st 2017, several inspiring members of our burgeoning international network convened in Paris, France for an inaugural meeting. The session opened with an address by one of WNC’s distinguished and trailblazing founders, Dr. Rita Süssmuth, former head of the German Bundestag. Dr. Süssmuth spent some time greeting our members and guests before launching into a timely discussion about the role of women’s leadership at this important juncture in history. Reflecting on the present predicament facing many European, Middle […]
March 29, 2017

61 st session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 – 24 March, 2017. This year’s session focused on the theme of “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.” The Commission is one of the largest annual gathering of global leaders, NGOs, private sector actors, United Nations partners and activists from around the world focusing on the status of rights and empowerment of all […]
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