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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...
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
EMILY's List is a grassroots political network dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
This International IDEA guidebook provides an overview of how electoral systems function with different kinds of quotas for women. It assesses how women’s representation can be increased under different combinations of electoral systems and quotas.
Monday, March 19, 2007
This report examines the political system in Jordan; identifies the obstacles and challenges facing women’s political empowerment; and determines the degree of prejudice in Jordanian society towards women's political empowerment. It covers three...
Thursday, March 15, 2007
This manual provides political party members with guidelines for building an effective media campaign. It discusses the importance of media campaigns as vehicles to communicate with citizens and to involve citizens in the work of the political party...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
In January 2004, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women convened an expert group meeting in Glen Cove, New York. The expert group discussed and analyzed electoral processes in post-conflict countries and...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Despite the Philippines’ patriarchal institutions, narrow elite class, and repression of women, other social variables such as family ties, the Catholic Church, corruption, and gender symbolism have provided an opening for women to enter into the...
Monday, March 12, 2007
By providing an overview of the current situation of women in local governments in the Asia-Pacific region, this presentation identifies the factors that affect their involvement in local government; discusses the impact of women as transformative...
Monday, March 12, 2007
This NDI manual provides political candidates with techniques to use during press briefings and interviews. It offers tips on writing effective press releases and general guidelines for effective campaign communication.
Monday, March 12, 2007
This training manual provides political parties and candidates with step-by-step guidelines for developing an effective campaign plan. It covers topics such as conducting campaign research, targeting voters, developing a campaign message, and...
Monday, March 12, 2007
This document consists of two papers, "Electoral Operations, Human Rights and Public Confidence in a Democratic System" and "Electoral Campaigns and Pre-Election Issues: The 'Level Playing Field' and Genuine Elections." Both papers were presented at...
Monday, March 12, 2007
This paper highlights the importance of transparent elections and outlines the role of election monitoring in securing free and fair elections. It details aspects of the electoral process that must be addressed during monitoring and explains the...
Monday, March 12, 2007
This document contains two international agreements outlining standards for election observation, as agreed upon by a number of international organizations.
Monday, March 12, 2007
This manual addresses the ways that political parties and civic organizations can monitor and promote improvements to the voter registration process. It discusses issues that should be considered when approaching the voter registration process,...
Monday, March 12, 2007
This handbook presents an overview of how quick counts are conducted throughout the world. It provides background information on the quick count, which is a method for elections observations, and gives a step-by-step explanation of how to organize...
Friday, March 09, 2007
This training manual is designed to improve party outreach strategies and encourage direct voter contact. It covers four main topics: new approaches to voter contact, reporting back to voters, image building, and training a campaign team.
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...

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