This is a well-researched, smart article about the importance of women in government leadership roles, and the overlapping issues women leaders and female citizens face. I absolutely agree that increasing gender equity increases the possibility for democracy, and that in the negotiations of democratic processes (in public and private spaces), women’s roles must change. Malala Yousafzai‘s powerful, seemingly universal presence is only one of the leadership roles women can take — but one I’ve written about a lot because she is so inspiring, and raises challenging questions. Kofi Annan’s quote says all: Gender equality is “a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance..” Thanks for this excellent resource about international issues and women’s leadership for change!
Three days after the United Nations’ International Day for the elimination of Violence against Women we may look at an other women event which need the attention of the whole world. Women in Parliaments Global Forum commemorated the 25th of November to promote a better society where women’s rights will be respected and men and women will have equal rights. #Advancingsociety can only be possible with the eradication of violence against women!
According to the available data today just 49% of Yemeni women and 40% of Pakistani women were literate in 2012, compared to 82% and 69% of men, respectively.
Last year, the Pakistani Taliban shot teenager Malala Yousafzai for actively promoting girls’ right to an education. She survived and was nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her activism.
Belgium is standing on the 11th place for gender differences.
We can not ignore that women in countries with…
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