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Improving Women’s Lives through Evidence  World Bank

In Kenya, vouchers and information provided to high-school and college students help nudge more women into lucrative jobs like motor-vehicle mechanics and driving, jobs traditionally dominated by men. In Rwanda, improved land tenure security has empowered women land owners to boost their investments…

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Côte d’Ivoire MPs Devise Action Plan for Women’s Rights © IPU

Côte d’Ivoire MPs Devise Action Plan for Women’s Rights – Women MPs in Côte d’Ivoire have drawn up an action plan on improving women’s rights and gender equality, focusing particularly on education and political participation. It follows IPU training on advocacy, communication and leadership on wome…

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Bangladesh’s First Woman Speaker © IPU

Former Supreme Court lawyer, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, is the first ever woman to take the top job in the Bangladeshi parliament and also the youngest. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury became Bangladesh’s first woman Speaker of Parliament on 30 April 2013. At age 46, she also became the country’s youngest e…

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Malian MPs Work to Protect Women and Children from Violence © IPU

MPs in Mali are strengthening their efforts to tackle violence against women and children in conflict and post-conflict situations with support from IPU. Women and children have been the principal victims of atrocities after armed groups took control of the north of the country at the beginning of 2…

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