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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".
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
This article highlights opportunities and challenges for a greater participation of Ghanaian women in this year’s historic election. It describes how the government, political parties, civil society and the media in Ghana are challenged to do more...
Monday, February 11, 2008
This article is about recent legislative efforts to introduce the 30 percent quota for women candidates in Mongolia and the struggle of mongolian women in adopting this legislation.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
This Handbook examines the concept of external voting, existing practices and the challenges that surround this issue. Includes examples of how external voting is implemented in certain countries. In addition, it provides an overview of external...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
The advance of democracy in Latin America over the past quarter century has contributed significantly to ensuring respect for fundamental political freedoms, civil liberties, and human rights. This updated and expanded edition of Democracies in...
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
This factsheet presents key statistics on women’s representation in politics, labor force, health care, and education system in Afghanistan. It also describes issues around marriage and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Afghanistan....
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
This paper analyzes the political inclusion of women and Afro-descendents in Brazil. It describes party and election laws and regulations in Brazil aimed at increasing women’s participation in politics.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
This paper describes the impact of social, cultural and political changes in Latin America on women’s political participation. It also discusses the barriers women have to overcome to achieve and exercise real power.
Monday, October 01, 2007
This opinion piece describes electoral gender quotas around the world and how they function in different political systems.
Monday, August 20, 2007
This case study from International IDEA analyses how political parties and electoral systems shape women’s opportunities to gain access to power in Latin America.It also compares the impact of quotas and electoral rules on women's political...
Monday, June 04, 2007
This paper describes the political background in Peru and addresses the strategies used and lessons learned after the enactment of ‘neutral’ gender quota law.
Monday, June 04, 2007
This report reviews the progress made in South Africa since tthe launch of the Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) campaign, "50/50 by 2005: Get the Balance Right!" It discusses the increase in women's political representation...
Monday, June 04, 2007
This fact sheet provides evidence to support that when there is a critical mass (at least 30%) of women in policy-making bodies, women’s issues are not only prioritized in the policy-agenda, but they are also more likely to be acted upon by policy-...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is an international organization that advocates for women’s equality in global policy. It seeks to empower women as decision-makers to achieve economic, social and gender justice, a healthy...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
WOMANKIND Worldwide works to enable women to voice their concerns and claim their rights, and to work globally for policies and practices that promote equality between men and women.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The WISH List - which stands for Women In the Senate and House - raises money to identify, train, support and elect more Republican women leaders to public office at all levels of government.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The League of Kenya Women Voters (LKWV) is a non-partisan political women's membership organization that was founded by a voluntary group of like-minded Kenyan women to advance the rights of women in elective political leadership and other positions...