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Efforts to boost the participation of women in Afghan politics are in serious jeopardy, an IWPR debate has heard. Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), said...
The UN says 1,145 civilians were killed in the Afghan war in the first six months of this year, blaming 80 per cent of the deaths on fighters - more than half of those caused by roadside bombs. Both...
This group is open to all women who wish to discuss women's political participation in sub-Saharan Africa. The Club of Madrid African Women Leaders Project brought together women from Nigeria, Uganda...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent....
Albania holds local elections on 8 May 2011. The voters will be electing mayors and local councils in 384 municipalities. The mayors are elected by majority system and the members of the council will...
Report / White Paper Resource
The 2009 election was the first to take place after the adoption of a quota for women’s participation in political life, and after the revisions to the Electoral Code approved in late 2008. The quota...
Since 2010, Ms. Aleida Ferreyra has been a Policy Electoral Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme’s Global Programme for the Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS) based in New York.
KOLEA, Algeria: A string of white pearls around her neck, her hair tied in a bun, Louisa Hanoune, the only woman running for Algeria’s presidency, holds out her palms and declares: “I have clean...
Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia described the fatwa issued by the Scientific Council of the Ibadi Confession in Ghardaia forbidding the nomination of women in local elections in the province as...
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Region: Middle East Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA * Head of Government: President Abdelaziz...
You will find here the list of MEPs who have already endorsed EWL Manifesto. Let’s get much more until the European elections! Thanks for your support!
The 2012 elections in American Samoa will include the highest number of female candidates in the Territory’s history. 60 candidates are vying for the 20 House of Representatives seats. And 10 of them...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report summarizes the responses of an elections survey launched by UNDP in May 2006. The survey documents the assistance UNDP has provided to various countries, and identifies key strengths and...
Report / White Paper Resource
An analysis of data and views on Cambodian women's political participation, especially during the 3rd Mandate Commune/Sangkat Council elections in 2012.                
More than twice as many Ukrainians believe that Ukraine would be better off with closer economic and political relations with Europe than with Russia (44% vs. 21%); while 21% believe that Ukraine...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government....
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER * •Head of Government: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER •Assembly: Argentina has a bicameral...
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Despite the introduction of a quota to ensure women make up 20 per cent of Armenia’s parliament, the reform has failed to have much effect, with only half that percentage winning seats in the May 6...
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem?