“Important” for more Ukrainian women to enter politics

It’s important for Ukrainian women to be an empowered voice in politics and represent vulnerable groups such as those displaced by conflict in the east.

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"Young" democracies doing better at women’s representation: IPU

Young democracies are doing better at enhancing women’s representation in parliament than the established democracies of Europe, Martin Chungong, the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), has said.

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Study reveals widespread sexism and violence against women MPs

A study of 55 women members of parliament (MPs) from across the globe reveals that the majority have experienced death threats, rape threats and other forms of psychological violence.

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First woman Speaker of Parliament elected in Arab world

The Arab world has elected its first-ever woman Speaker of Parliament.

Dr Amal Al Qubaisi has been elected as Speaker of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Parliament, making her the first-ever woman Speaker of an Arab national parliament.

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Parliamentarians urged to lead peace efforts in Burundi

International concern continues to mount over Burundi, where a months’ long political crisis has led to the deaths of hundreds of people and forced thousands to flee to neighbouring countries.

The situation began in April after President Pierre Nkurunziza sought a contested third term.

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South Sudan: Peace deal paves way for functioning democracy

The peace deal signed at the end of August in South Sudan will allow the nation to focus on development, according to a senior government official.

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Good governance and democracy “non-negotiable:” IPU chief

Good governance and democracy are “non-negotiable” and must be implemented across all regions of the world with the help of parliamentarians.

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Time to help people “live their dreams”, says IPU president

It is time to help people live their dreams by ensuring that commitments made by governments are kept, according to the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

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Parliamentarians key to ending global poverty and inequality

Parliamentary leaders from around the world have been called on by the UN to help end global poverty and give hope to the disenfranchised.

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UN partnership with parliamentarians key to building better world – Annan

At a time when most challenges extend well beyond national borders, dynamic partnerships between parliamentarians and international institutions are essential to building a safer and more secure world, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message to a gathering of international lawmakers meeting in Santiago, Chile.