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Parliaments can be pillars of democracy and defenders of human rights, says UN chief on International Day

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the “pivotal role” played by parliaments and their importance to “advance the aspirations” of the citizens they represent.

Parliamentary forum opens in Russia; discussions to include UN cooperation

A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will discuss its work at the annual IPU forum, which began today in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“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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UN Gender Focus: gender equality, Somalia and youth

Women should be able to “leapfrog” into evolving world of work

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“Crisis of an entire generation” indoctrinated by ISIL

A new report endorsed by the UN that examines child indoctrination by the ISIL terrorist group represents the “crisis of an entire generation”.

That’s according to the senior researcher launching the report in the UK parliament on Wednesday, called Children and the Islamic State.

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Women's participation rate in parliaments slows, even as more gain top seats – IPU

Despite an increase in the number of women Speakers of Parliament, the number of female parliamentarians across the world rose by only 0.5 percentage points in 2015, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) today reported, dashing hopes that gender parity in parliament could be achieved within a generation.

Livestock training programme empowers rural women in Rwanda

Rwanda leads the world when it comes to the number of women serving in parliament.

More than half the elected officials there are women.

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UN Gender Focus: end violence against women, "tent" school in Lebanon and women in parliament

Violence against women a “global epidemic”

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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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Malaria issue taken to Canadian and European parliamentarians

Political leadership is needed to fight malaria which continues to kill over half a million people worldwide, but mainly in Africa.

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