ICTs and Women’s Political Participation

 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Working paper: Maternal mortality and women’s political participation
Maternal mortality, defined as the death of women within 42 days of childbirth, remains a looming global health problem well into the 21st century. It is estimated to account for 830 deaths per day, and more than 216 deaths per 100,000 live births...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
WPL Summit 2018
It’s about time! 100 reasons to act! The WPL Summit, co-hosted by Seimas, the Parliament of Lithuania, will bring together female Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Parliamentarians and Mayors from all over the world. The WPL Summit 2018 is...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Gambia: Beakanyang trains on women's political participation
Rights advocacy organisation Beakanyang Kafo has trained and sensitised over one hundred women in the Upper and Central River Regions on the importance of political participation. The activities were held in the two regions’ administrative capitals...
Friday, April 13, 2018
USA: Female candidates take on taboos in new campaign ads
 Women are increasingly spotlighting gender as they run in record-breaking numbers in 2018. From breastfeeding on camera to sharing intimate stories of sexual abuse, women running for office are turning campaign norms — and long-held gender...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department and most senior-ranked woman at ITU, tells us about successful strategies in engaging male champions to work alongside women in shifting the gender disparity in...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Tool
Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in regard to access, women’s voices and violence. We can use ICTs for social,...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
BRIDGE Trainings on Gender & Elections, and Media & Elections in Haiti
By Marie Doucey International IDEA and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the support of the Swiss Confederation and USAID, organized two BRIDGE workshops in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on gender and elections and on media...
Monday, December 05, 2016
ICTs and Women's Empowerment
By Rose Dlougatch, Senior Research Associate, Freedom on the Net, Freedom House Growing internet access has facilitated women’s social and political engagement. According to Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net 2016report, two-thirds of countries...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Cartoon Series by Womankind Foundation to Engage Arab Societies in Women's Rights Debate
"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on the most serious issues. We hope that Be 100 Ragl II can help enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
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...
Monday, June 06, 2016
A Tale of Two Sexes
This year, for the first time ever, two of the largest neuroscience societies are led by a female scientist: the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), with nearly 42,000 members, and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), which...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Inauguration of the XI Edition of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas)
During the two-day event, young entrepreneurs from OAS member states will present their projects focused on supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the "TIC Dominican Republic" special prize for the best...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Workshop on “Open Government Projects”
Organized by the OAS Fellows in Open Government, it is intended for representatives of civil society organizations, governments, media, and businesses and aims at devising and implementing Open Government projects in the Hemisphere. The event takes...
Friday, April 08, 2016
EWL Webinar 'Women and the Environment: What's the link?'
As part of its Year of Action on Beijing+20, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) held its first webinar on the issue of women and the environment, to celebrate World Environment Day in June. Five inspiring presenters were invited to bring different...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
BRIDGE Project Encourages Women's Voting in Haiti
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the International...
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Women in Parliaments Global Forum Summit 2015
Women in Parliaments (WIP), together with the Senate of the Mexican Republic, the Office of the President of Mexico, the Mexican Ministry of Interior, and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing the Women in Parliaments Global Forum...
Monday, March 16, 2015
A Renewed Vision: DemTools 2.0
DemTools are a set of open-source solutions developed by NDI’s Technology for Democracy team (NDItech) to address some of democracy’s most common problems. 
Parliamentary exchange
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Twenty parliamentarians participate in exchange on leadership in the digital economy
In many countries around the world, citizens have embraced social media and new technology more rapidly than legislatures—which are, by their nature, often tradition-bound institutions. Helping elected leaders rethink approaches to citizen...