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Tuesday, October 06, 2009
The 2010 International Conference on Good Governance and Human Rights (CGGHR 2010) will be held from February 26th to 29th, 2010 in Singapore. CGGHR 2010 will bring together top researchers from Asian Pacific areas, North America, Europe and around...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
The iKNOW Politics Arabic regional launch will bring together approximately 100 women leaders, candidates, activists, and women’s organizations from the Middle East and North Africa. The conference will also engage prominent women leaders from every...
Monday, October 05, 2009
This guide provides readers with practical options and tools for programming design, early warning and conflict tracking. presents valuable lessons learned from the previous, extensive experience of UNDP and its partner organizations in the field....
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Parliamentary elections will be held in Norway on 14 September 2009. The Storting, or Parliament, is Norway’s democratically elected national assembly. 169 representatives are elected for a four-year period of office. Their duty is to represent the...
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Increasingly countries around the world are moving toward greater decentralization of legislative and budgetary authority to local governments. The need for accountability and responsiveness of local governments to community needs has led to...
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has presidential elections on 20 August, 2009. The President is elected by direct vote to serve a 5-year term. The President serves as the head of state and the Command-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Afghanistan. The...
Friday, July 03, 2009
This consolidated response includes descriptions of family and proxy voting and provides recommendations on how to eliminate family voting through holding trainings and public awareness campaigns, strengthening legislative frameworks, and...
Monday, June 29, 2009
The Republic of Moldova will hold early Parliamentary elections on July 29, 2009. The Central Election Commission (CEC) will start receiving the documents necessary for the registration of contenders for the early parliamentary election on 17 June...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
This program is intended to provide hands-on, practical training to improve and promote best practices in election management and observation. The program is designed to offer election practitioners the possibility to hone their electoral skills by...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Women’s Lobby in Slovenia took active part in the EWL 50-50 Campaign for the election of the European parliament in 2009. The Women’s Lobby of Slovenia decided to organize and lead so called parallel electoral campaign. This report captures the...
Monday, May 18, 2009
Elections to the European Parliament will be held in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) between 4 and 7 June 2009. 736 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be elected by proportional representation to represent 497,198,700...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This paper explores some of most common questions on gender and develops a human rights-based approach to practical tools for democratic governance practitioners in terms of gender programming per Cluster. It also discusses strengthening responsive...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
This consolidated response highlights types of positive action measures, advocacy campaigns, women’s movements, and educational opportunities that help women in traditional and conservative societies to overcome some of the barriers that they face...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
This consolidated response highlights various types of quotas adopted in African countries and provides details on the implementation of quotas under different electoral systems. The response also includes several annexes with data on quotas based...
Friday, March 27, 2009
This guide provides practical recommendations and tools on how to promote women in parliaments in the Pacific region. It describes the use of special measures such as reserved seats and political party quotas, and special campaigning tools.
Monday, March 16, 2009
This paper is a comparative commentary on the situation of women’s political leadership in Ghana. The paper highlights progress made in the country, draws attention to areas of retrogression and proposes some immediate strategies for greater...
Friday, February 27, 2009
The document that is part of the magazine Maria Maria, presents women's political participation as one of the most important goals for UNIFEM even though women's participation continues to be extremely limited around the world.
Friday, February 20, 2009
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The theme of the 18th annual conference is "Media, Democracy and Governance: Emerging Paradigms in a Digital Age". In recent years, the advent of the Internet and digital information and communication technologies have brought about a profound...
Friday, January 23, 2009
This consolidated response analyzes current situation of women’s participation in local governments around the world and discusses the impact of women’s engagement in local politics.
Friday, January 23, 2009
This consolidated response highlights barriers faced by women in Muslim countries in funding their political campaigns and participating in public life. The consolidated response also discusses the impact of existing legislation, political parties,...
Thursday, December 04, 2008
This consolidated response in based on the commentaries and suggestions of an experts´ group about an analysis tool for electoral systems from a gender perspective elaborated by UN-INSTRAW.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION CIRCLE 2011: The Discussion Circle on “Decentralization and Women's Political Participation” was initiated in 2008 and concluded in 2010. The members discussed on the importance to empower and involve women in local...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Within two months after setting up office, the United Nations Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM) Gender Equality in Political Governance Programme (GEPG) in the Pacific has already started making waves. UNIFEM’s GEPG Programme is a 5 year...
Friday, October 17, 2008
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 and Sierra Leone in a conference in Brussels in...
Friday, October 10, 2008
The “50/50 Campaign for Democracy” of the European Women’s Lobby is a push for concrete action to increase women’s presence in politics and in the 2009 European Parliament elections. The Campaign is endorsed by prominent personalities across Europe...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The Kit has been produced in the context of the EWL Campaign “No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality” to be launched officially in September 2009. The Kit comprises of two sections. In the first section, you will find an Action Kit,...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
This consolidated response highlights recommendations on how to empower independent women candidates to succeed in elections. These recommendations include providing training sessions, working with civil society organizations, forming women’s...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Go Run is a weekend long training dedicated to equipping you, the future candidate, with the skills to run and win. The training aims to demystify the political process and inspire a richly diverse group of women in to the leadership pipeline. Go...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
This paper examines the principal steps involved in the process of recruiting individuals to countries’ legislatures. It also looks at the effect of development, culture, and a country’s electoral system on women’s representation.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
This report provides a general view of the position of women in the legislative powers in three periods: between the 1970s and the 1980s, around 1995 and in 2004. It also describes an increasing trend in the participation of women in Latin American...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This article describes the participation and representation of women in local government elections in South Africa.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This article describes the participation of women in the 1994 election in South Africa, and the particular difficulties women candidates faced during this election.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
This paper describes issues relevant to women's political participation, representation and leadership. It describes strategies to address the disparity between men and women, gender mainstreaming as a cross-cutting strategy, globalization, and...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
This consolidated response highlights tools used to empower women candidates, such as providing training, working with political parties, using affirmative action measures,and holding outreach campaigns. The consolidate response also provides...
Friday, June 27, 2008
This publication examines the application of the principles of non-discrimination, participation, accountability and empowerment in governance arenas. It promotes the use of a human rights-based approach to programming on inclusive governance and...
Friday, June 27, 2008
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
This poster was used in a national media campaign aimed at promoting women's participation in the electoral process in Lebanon.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
This poster was used as a part of a media campaign targeted at women voters in the 2002 legislative elections in Morocco.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
This poster was a part of media campaign held by women in the 2003 elections in Jordan. It says "When Women Win, the Country Wins".

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