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Thursday, December 08, 2016
The impact of economic resources on the political participation of women has become a prominent issue in the field of comparative political finance. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that politics dominated by money is, more...
Deb Sofield National Speaker, Executive Speech Coach and Author
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Stephanie Berger President of the Board of Directors of the Women's Campaign School at Yale University 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Friday, July 01, 2016
As the world adopts a new framework to tackle its most acute development problems, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) has a clear vision for its role. Building on high-impact grant-making since 2009, the Fund is poised to directly support...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realized in public budgets. Since the 1990s, gender budgeting is increasingly used in developed and developing countries by different actors (...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In order to strengthen the lobby and advocacy capacity of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the South, it was launched the Netherlands Accountability Fund. Managed by the Dutch Embassies, the Fund provides multiannual grants to local CSOs...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
New report published by OXFAM’s Policy and Practice Blog explains that women are leading the way in economic empowerment in agriculture. To commemorate International Women’s Day, Oxfam’s International Executive Director, Ms. Winnie Byanyima,...
Seema Malhotra Member of Parliament in the UK, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Uday Nagaraju interviewed Seema Malhotra, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston (UK), Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network, Former Shadow Home Office Minister for...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Both men and women politicians need money because it is critical for communicating with constituents. Political parties, candidates and other electoral institutions need funding to carry out tasks including campaigns. Money can also have a serious...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
This report, published in 2015 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy  presents findings from a study on political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics. It was conducted with...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting are fixtures of the debates and documents of the international women’s movement. Politically active women all over the world have developed gender mainstreaming as a strategy to enable them to emerge from...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Basics of Political Funding is a one-hour course that focuses on the fundamental skills necessary fundraising for political campaigns, advocacy campaigns for causes, or political organizations. The course covers how to create a campaign finance plan...
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Within the framework of UN Women’s flagship report ‘Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016. Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights’ (full document accessible here), UN Women is organizing jointly with NYU and CUNY a series of events. The first...
Friday, July 10, 2015
  The United Nation's Third International Conference on Financing for Development is around the corner (13 - 16 July).     In line with the overarching topics of the Conference, such as the emerging Post-2015 Financing for Development consensus and...
Cabo Verde
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Written by Isaura Lopes Ramos, Communications Officer at the joint UNDP/UNFPS/UNICEF office of Cabo Verde.  Gender responsive budgeting (GRB) is government planning, programming and budgeting that contributes to the advancement of gender equality...
Inez Murray, CEO, Global Banking Alliance for Women, addresses the Joint Side Event: "Transformative financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development process." Photo: Ryan Brown/UN Women
Thursday, April 16, 2015
To mobilize global leaders to increase the scale and scope of funding for gender equality commitments, UN Women, together with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sweden, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the...
Monday, February 16, 2015
The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Program for the Support of Women’s Leadership and Representation(PROLEAD) announces a call for proposals for evaluations that analyze the effectiveness of interventions that promote women’s voice and...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
This free web-based course provides participants with a general grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on...
Friday, September 12, 2014
As the 2015 general elections approach many womena re beginning to call for free elections without corruption to give a chance for everyone to participate. They held that the current system only allows for the participation of the afluent and...
Political finance handbook
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
All political parties need funding to play their part in the political process, yet the role of money in politics is arguably the biggest threat to democracy today. This global threat knows no boundaries, evident across all continents from huge...
Monday, July 21, 2014
The gender gap in American salaries is well documented, but it turns out this disparity in pay extends into the political realm as well. Women also donate much less to political campaigns than their male counterparts. So far in the 2014 election...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Slovenia is halting all privatizations until a new government is formed after a snap election on July 13, outgoing Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek said on Thursday, drawing a sharp response from the finance minister in her own government. We invite...
Friday, June 06, 2014
These new training materials take best practices and approaches from NDI's work around the world and make them into a set of tools to increase the quality of training programs for women as voters, advocates, elections officials, political party...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Female legislative candidates grouped under the Women’s Coalition staged a rally on Saturday to protest rampant vote-buying during the recent legislative election, which they say caused many female candidates to lose. “Our hard work was for nothing...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
This publication, published in 2013 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy, identifies the obstacles preventing marginalized people from taking active part in customary and democratic decision-making. It highlights...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
This study examines how austerity measures may have adversely affected children and women in a sample of 128 developing countries in 2012. It relies on International Monetary Fund (IMF) fiscal projections and IMF country reports to gauge how social...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Article at a glance Women’s participation in politics and decision-making benefits entire societies, though they are still underrepresented in most government bodies around the world. Women are not just beneficiaries of development — they are also...
Monday, April 28, 2014
The Asia Foundation has had a dedicated program to increasing women’s participation in democratic processes and public decisionmaking across the Asia-Pacific region since 1992. The Foundation’s commitment to advancing women’s political participation...
Friday, February 07, 2014
This website offesr a list of contacts for specialized organizations that are out there waiting to help people run successful campaigns.  
Friday, February 07, 2014
Consider bringing the NFRW's highly-successful and acclaimed Campaign Management School to your area for comprehensive training and instruction by top-notch political experts. When Republican women formed the NFRW in 1938, they adopted political...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This course is designed to help you develop a better understanding of: “How to” instructions on running for office Fundraising and media skills Real-world advice and best practices from experts Strategies for positioning yourself for public...
Monday, January 27, 2014
No matter what country you are from, money is an inescapable part of political campaigns. But citizens have the right to know who is really funding their local candidates and influencing the results of elections. Join us for a free webinar series to...
Monday, January 27, 2014
This webinar session will introduce some of the creative ideas that inject political finance information into the everyday life of people and brainstorm about the possible ways to make this information relevant on an individual level. We will also...
Monday, January 27, 2014
How technology can be exploited to monitor election spendings or explore undue influence on the decision-making process. We will also identify examples of inspiring and innovative things that agencies/local governments are doing in this space,...
Friday, January 24, 2014
The Government of Iraq is in the process of drafting a public procurement law. This drafting phase provides an opportunity to incorporate specific incentives for women within the law. It is expected that with these provisions, Iraqi women’s...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Women make up less than 20 percent of Congress. Out of 100 senators, 20 are female; out of 435 representatives, there are 78 women. According to the World Economic Forum, that puts the United States at 60th in the world for political equality...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Knowledge Gateway is an open global community for knowledge mobilization, innovation and partnerships for women’s economic empowerment Our mission is to offer a user-friendly, demand-driven one-stop service community where you can find and share...
Friday, October 25, 2013
The following paper by Rhonda Sharp (2003) brings forth research from a project commissioned by UNIFEM. The project upon which the paper is based, sought to develop strategies that would facilitate the achievement of gender responsive budget...
Friday, October 25, 2013
This book, published by UNIFEM in 2002, is a compilation of papers and statements made at the high level International Conference "Strengthening Economic and Fianncial Governance Through Gender Responsive Budgeting." The collection provides state of...

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