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Political Empowerment

Leadership Training Boosts Women's Political Participation

UN Women | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
UN Women

The project also helped generate data on the situation of women in politics, identifying the factors that help and hinder their leadership and representation, to encourage greater participation in the 2015 elections.

From Where I Stand: Lucía del Socorro Basante

UN Women | Posted 06.07.2016 | World
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women “I was scared to become a candidate [in the Department of Nariño, Colombia], despite all my years of experience as a la...

Women's Situation Rooms Boost Peaceful Voting in Africa

UN Women | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
UN Women

Because women face additional threats and barriers to voting around the world, early interventions are key to reduce, forestall or take decisive action if any electoral violence erupts.

A Slut Manifesto

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Every woman, even one simply speaking intelligently in her own interest, is a potential slut. A slut is also any woman who wants to control her reproduction, build a life, earn a living of her own, dress how she wants, and take care of her health and her family.