Women in the News Newsletter | November 6, 2015 - November 20, 2015

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What's New at NDI Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD):

One Earth Future Forum

The GWD program was happy to participate and be involved in the One Earth Future Forum in early November, where experts discussed the ambitious future goal of achieving zero wars by changing social, political and economic norms.

Central African Republic

On November 18th, GWD co-hosted and chaired an event with the Women's Foreign Policy Group to discuss the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. We were also pleased to be joined by former NDI regional director Barrie Freeman, now with the UN.

Examining the Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy

On December 2nd, GWD will participate in a roundtable at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, with guest speakers: Sandra Pepera, Richard Youngs, Shadi Hamid, and Thomas Carothers. Panelists will discuss concepts from Youngs' new book: Examining the Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy, and the search for variation in democratic practice around the world. To register for this event, click here

Women and Foreign Policy

GWD's very own Sandra Pepera was part of a panel of distinguished guests discussing Women in Politics as part of Women and Foreign Policy: Election Season on November 12. This was the second event in a series of meetings hosted by Ambassador Catherine Russell, to examine the relationship between gender inequality and foreign policy, with a focus on solutions and best practices.

Asia and the Pacific


Aung San Suu Kyi Returns to Myanmar Parliament >>


A New Dawn for Women's Rights (Opinion) >>


Delegation Meets Venkaiah Naidu over Women's Reservation Bill >>

Central and Eastern Europe


No articles this week.

Central and West Africa


Liberia: Women Urged to Take 50 Percent of Seats in 2017 >>


Nigeria: Buhari, Female Ministers and 35 Percent Affirmative Action (Opinion) >>


Nigeria: Corruption Edges Women From the Political Scene - Princess Hadiza (Interview) >>



No articles this week.

Latin America and the Caribbean


Women Watch in Election 2015 (Opinion) >>


Where Are the Women? (Opinion) >>

Middle East and North Africa


Egypt Electoral Law a Step Toward Justice for Women (Interview) >>


Iran Appoints First Woman Ambassador Since Revolution >>


Q&A: The Gender Imbalance in Moroccan Politics (Interview) >>

Saudi Arabia

Meet Saudi Arabia's First Women Election Candidates >>

Southern and East Africa

Mauritius' First Female President on Science, Biodiversity, and Climate Change >>


Namibia: Swapo Fields More Men in Upcoming Elections >>


Tanzania: These Women Came, Saw and Conquered >>


Tanzania: Dear Diary - Hail All Women in Parliament (Opinion) >>


14 Women Divorced in Zanzibar for 'Supporting' CCM >>

North America and Western Europe


Angela Merkel, a Decade in Power: The Girl who Grew Up to be a Leader on the World Stage (Profile) >>


Does the "Women's Vote" in US Politics Actually Exist?(Opinion) >>

Global Policy

Gender & Terrorism

UN Calls for Women's Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism: But At What Cost? (Opinion)>>

Gender Quotas

Why Quotas are Needed to Achieve Gender Equality(Opinion)>>

Legal Identification

Identification for Development: Its Potential for Empowering Women and Girls (Blog)>>

Legal Identification

Women's Participation and Leadership in the SDGs: Moving from the 'What' to the 'How' (Opinion)>>

Women, Peace & Security

Women, Peace and Security: the UN'S Rhetoric-Reality Gap >>


Why the W20? Reasons to take the Newest G20 Social Partner Seriously >>

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