Tag Archives: Women

“Why we have too few women leaders”

This TED talk is not recent, but it is still valid, unfortunately. Sheryl Sandberg (still the COO of Facebook) looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the topof their professions, and offers 3 pieces of advice … Continue reading

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From Ignorance To Inclusion: Gender-Responsive Climate Adaptation in the Middle East And North Africa Region

Gender Action and the Heinrich Böll Foundation‘s newly released report exposes women’s persistent marginalization from climate adaptation projects. Across the MENA region, where women already suffer from social and political exclusion, climate change is expected to further exacerbate existing gender … Continue reading

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“We Need The Voices of African Women” – Conversations with inspirational African women

Theo Sowa is Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund. In her TEDxChange talk, Theo Sowa talks about African voices and representation in conversations of international health and poverty issues. Theo argues that if we truly want to see … Continue reading

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than  US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used … Continue reading

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Gender in Peacebuilding: new International Alert report

To be effective, peacebuilders need to respond to the power dynamics and norms that influence peace and violent conflict at the household, community, national and international levels. This means that they need to be aware of the diversity of gender … Continue reading

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2012: persisting gender gap divides

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 has just been released: it emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions… Based on the seven years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its … Continue reading

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UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security

Cross-posted from UN Women This brief sourcebook is a collection of cutting-edge resources intended to raise awareness, provoke policy, support training, advocacy and share lessons learned on implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, including the UN Security … Continue reading

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