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Thursday, March 08, 2007
This training manual provides guidelines for the planning of campaign building workshops. It is intended for trainers of women political candidates in Indonesia. It contains tips for conducting effective training workshops, sample agendas, and...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This training manual is designed for trainers of women candidates running for office at the local and national levels of government in Uganda. It provides background information and guidelines for conducting training sessions on issues such as...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This report presents an overview of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs' program to increase the number and effectiveness of Nepali women seeking to run in the 1997 local elections. It provides information on the candidate...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This training manual provides women political candidates in Kenya with information and guidelines for building an effective campaign. It discusses topics such as message development, fundraising, budgeting, dealing with the media, public speaking,...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This manual provides training tips and workshop techniques for political party trainers to train Nepali women candidates for local government. It covers the following topics: the party ticketing process, building the party identity, election codes...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This manual is based on the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs' (NDI) "Women Can Win!" manual. It serves as a tool to motivate and train Nepali women candidates and representatives. It contains tips for campaigning and winning...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This code of conduct, agreed upon by the political parties of Macedonia, sets forth rules and standards for ensuring free and fair parliamentary elections. It focuses particularly on regulations relating to rule of law and electoral conduct.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The project, “Legislative Advocacy for Women’s Rights,” aimed to facilitate Filipino women's full, informed participation in political life by increasing their presence in local elections and government, focusing primarily on the Cotabato Province...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
This plan of action represents the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) main intellectual input to the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995. It proposes steps to remedy women's low involvement in political life by covering four...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
This declaration was adopted by participants to Parliamentarians' Day, which was held by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on the occasion of the Fourth World Conference on Women. It affirms the commitment of parliamentarians to follow up the IPU'...
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is your portal to the world of elections.The ACE network promotes credible, and transparent electoral processes with emphasis on sustainability, professionalism and trust in the electoral process. ACE offers a...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This paper is based on the experiences of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its programme to provide support to women in parliaments of post-conflict countries. It focuses on the question of post election support and assesses the challenges...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This information kit was published on the occasion of the 49th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It is composed of six data sheets on women's participation in politics over the past sixty years. The data sheets contain...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This information kit was published on the occasion of the 50th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It is composed of six data sheets on women's participation in politics over the past sixty years. The data sheets contain...
Monday, February 19, 2007
The Parliaments on-Line (PARLINE database) has been developed by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and is regularly updated on the basis of official information provided by national parliaments. For all countries where a national legislature exists, the...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This website presents a chronology of women's suffrage in countries throughout the world.
Friday, February 16, 2007
The general objective of this study is to gather, systematise, analyse and disseminate in one single text, the main characteristics –both formal and actual– of political funding systems in the 18 countries it covered. Furthermore, it aims to find,...
Friday, February 16, 2007
This International IDEA handbook aims to increase knowledge about the law and practice of political finance around the world in order to encourage reflection on options for regulatory reform. It provides a general description and analysis of the...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This first Regional Report on Voter Turnout is developed from the IDEA Global Voter Turnout database, which contains statistics from 170 countries for parliamentary and presidential elections since 1945 and is continually updated. The Report brings...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This report provides an overview of worldwide voter turnout statistics between 1945-2002 for parliamentary and presidential elections. It is based on the International IDEA database of elections, and examines voter turnout trends since 1945. It also...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This International IDEA handbook sets forth a universal code of conduct for the behavior of political parties and their supporters in an election process. It is based on the analysis and synthesis of existing codes and materials on this topic. The...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This handbook sets out the basic legal components governing elections for the purpose of reviewing, drafting or amending electoral legislation. It aims to contribute to promoting uniformity, reliability, consistency, accuracy, and professionalism in...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This handbook aims to achieve two things: to expand knowledge and illuminate political and public discussions; and to give designers of constitutions, political frameworks and electoral legislation the tools to make informed choices when designing...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This UNDP report highlights the current status of women’s role in government in Thailand. It analyzes the reasons behind the slow progress to date, and proposes ways and means to overcome existing barriers to women in politics.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two elections which took place during the post-...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The paper includes three brief case studies of the electoral processes in Yemen, Lebanon and Jordan. It attempts to assess how the electoral process in each of these countries was supportive, or not, of women’s participation. It also identifies the...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This report illustrates the progress and new challenges the UNDP is facing in its day-to-day work on gender mainstreaming. It focuses particularly on the following advocacy areas: democratic governance, including parliamentary development, elections...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This report examines the significance of gender to governance; explores the new structures created by Rwanda's transitional government to increase women's participation in the political arena; and highlights women's contributions to promoting peace...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Orissa Human Development Report 2004 analyzes the Indian state's attainments vis-à-vis three basic tenets that define human development: livelihood, health and education, as well as some key issues central to human development such as food...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This Human Development Report focuses on the implications of the process of European Union (EU) accession for human development in Romania. It argues that while economic integration may bring overall economic and social benefits to Romanian society...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This report presents an overview of the state of human development in Kenya, focusing primarily on poverty and gender inequality. It reflects the significant differences in economic and social development across provinces and districts, between...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This presentation offers recommendations to improve gender sensitivity in election processes, outlines legal and institutional frameworks, and lists various means of encouraging political mobilization and participation.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This article provides a summary of the strategies employed to enhance the participation of women in the political process in East Timor. It includes data and statistics concerning women in the East Timorese election and constitutional processes, as...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The essays in this volume explore the multiple factors that influence the process of engendering governance in complex societies. They focus particularly on the changing roles of various actors such as women’s movements, the state and civil society...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This paper examines the case of women's participation in electoral processes in Mozambique. It investigates gender-sensitive legislation, voter registration and education, political parties, and training of women candidates.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This paper addresses the characteristics of electoral processes in post-conflict countries. It examines sources of international standards for women's participation in electoral processes, challenges and dilemnas faced by international bodies...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This presentation focuses on the efforts of the UNDP Yemen Electoral Support Programme to enhance women's political participation in Yemen. It outlines the programme's strategic areas of support, with a particular focus on voter education. It was...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This training guide focuses on the human rights-based approach to development cooperation as a framework for women's empowerment and gender equality. It emphasizes the need for development cooperation to empower women and to ensure gender equality...
Monday, February 12, 2007
This paper discusses the participation of women in post-conflict societies and examines the problems they face in their efforts to participate in elections. It also describes the legislative measures that have been taken in several countries to...
Monday, February 12, 2007
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 weaknesses in its electoral assistance activities...

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