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Afghan youth vote in historic elections

Despite rain and security challenges in many parts of the country, Afghans went to the polls on 5th April in Presidential and Provincial Council elections. The election marks the first time in Afghanistan’s history that power is handed from one democratically elected government to another. You more

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Budgeting to bring better lives for all

Government planning, programming and budgeting that recognize and respond to the different needs of women and men, girls and boys, bring better lives for all through the promotion of gender equality and justice. Malaysia, like several dozen countries in the world, began to embrace this concept of ge more

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Cash and Confidence for Women Market Vendors

Kamla and Seravina are part of a group of women market vendors in the small rural town of Rakiraki in Fiji who are now doing business differently. Kamla has started adding value to products for sale and increased her income. Seravina has used newly acquired financial management skills to provide he more

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Flood recovery programme in Fiji targets women and brings results for everyone

Global statistics show that disasters often impoverish and impact disproportionately on the lives of women. In April 2012, after days of torrential rain and combined with the effects of Cyclone Daphne and an overflowing dam, the Western Division of the Fiji Islands was hit by sudden and severe flood more

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Making policing count for women in Afghanistan

She was supposed to be an engineer, but Jamila Bayaz was not going to shy away from what she knew was her calling in life. After a year of engineering studies at Kabul University she convinced her family to let her join the police force. That was three decades ago when a career as a policewoman in more

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Mock or Practice Parliaments Help Put More Pacific Women in the House

Pacific island countries have the lowest number of female parliamentarians in the world. The Federated States of Micronesia and Vanuatu have no women in Parliament, and as at July 2013 Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga and Marshall Islands had each only one female parliamentarian. This situation more

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Promoting women’s leadership for peace in Asia

Women are often at the front lines of conflict and the hardest hit by war, yet their contributions towards building peace rarely make the headlines.  The N-Peace Awards shine a light on women who demonstrate leadership in building peace and empowering their communities, profiling peace advocate more

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Rural Women Bringing Peace in Papua New Guinea

Education, commitment, sacrifice and full participation in the daily life of her community is the recipe for Lilly Be’Soer’s success as a leader. Lilly recently brought about a peace agreement in a Papua New Guinea Highlands community which had been in conflict for the past four years, and in which more

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Women entrepreneurs in Cambodia embracing green growth

Cooking is essential–and what you cook with, too. In Cambodia, women entrepreneurs are taking up cookstove production, making hundreds of improved cookstoves every month, reducing their wood consumption and increasing their income. 2,400 kilos of wood Across the world, almost 3 billion people prepar more

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Women parliamentarian candidates in Indonesia eye historic record

As vote counting got underway in the world’s third-largest democracy, little-known Indonesian businesswoman Freeda Mustikasari can almost taste history.  Indonesian authorities have campaigned intensively to boost the number of women politicians in the parliament to a historic all-time high.&nb more

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