There is growing recognition that stable peace and national prosperity can only be achieved when institutions are democratic and representative of all groups of society.
This case study examines how women in the Arab Gulf region have entered the mainly male-dominated business sector. It draws on the experience of countries in the Gulf region that have tried to integrate women into chambers of commerce and industry.
4 December 2014 –A photo exhibition "Women and conflict in Ukraine", organized by the UN Office in Ukraine together with the Ministry of Social Policy and Ukrainian Women's Fund.
This paper in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization - Volume 151 examines in what roles women have an impact on corruption by focusing on female labor force participation and their presence in the parliament.
This report concludes that women are bearing the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and that strategies to reverse its effects cannot succeed unless women and girls are empowered to reclaim their rights.
This is an executive summary of the "Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis" report, which concludes that women are bearing the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and that strategies to reverse its effects cannot succeed unless women and girls are empowered to reclaim their rights.
This report explores public attitudes about gender and leadership with a particular focus on leadership in U.S. politics and business. The analysis is based on two new Pew Research Center surveys.
Unlike the other MDGs that are to be achieved by 2015, the third MDG on gender equality and women’s empowerment was to be achieved by the year 2005 but it was not. In that sense, it is a missed goal.
This publication draws together the experiences and lessons learnt by Central American women working on promoting gender equity in local government.
This report discusses women's role in local government in India. It provides a historical background for the Panchayat Raj, or Indian village councils, and discusses women's participation in such councils.
These statistical charts present data that can serve as an analysis of gender equality in Republika Sprska, Bosnia-Herzegovina as of 2005.
This report looks at women's potential contributions to peacebuilding from the under-explored angle of natural resources, relating the ways they use, manage, benefit from the latter to their access to participation in peacebuilding.
By Davidson Aminu,
For centuries, women’s political wings were clipped as the public sphere was deemed appropriate only for men. The occasional queen or woman warrior did emerge, but this was the exception. The rule was that men were to rule.
The General Assembly,
Reaffirming the obligations of all States to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms as stated in the Charter of the United Nations, and guided by the purposes and principles of human rights instruments,
The International Foundation for El
Though so many international laws exist that recognizes and gives rights to women to participate in politics like their male counterparts, women’s participation in politics is still very low in Africa. This is basically due to poverty and ignorant of the laws and the misconception of tradition that sometimes links with religion.
The Women & Politics Institute, located within the School of Public Affairs at American University, advances the study and discussion of women and politics, promotes opportunities for women in politics, and trains women to become political leaders.
by Sarah Bernolet A Presidential election will be held in Tunisia on the 23rd of November 2014, a month after the parliamentary election. If necessary, there will be a second round of voting on the 28th of December.
‘Women and power: Overcoming barriers to leadership and influence’ is a case study developed as a result of the project ‘Women’s Voice and Leadership in Decision-Making project’.
The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government was founded with the internal goal of incorporating an understanding of gender perspectives on public policy into the education of future and current leaders trained at the John F.
This consolidated response highlights the important role that women play in referendum campaigns. It also discusses the importance of active participation of women and sensitivity to potential barriers to women’s participation in a referendum, especially in a post-conflict environment.
Like many countries around the world, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faces risks from “violent radicalization,” often defined as a process through which a person co
With many positions left to fill, President-elect Trump has already tapped several women for important
This working paper discusses gender issues within the broader context of citizenship. It allows for a nuanced analysis and understanding of the tremendous challenges, risks and forms of resistance facing attempts at gender equality in the Arab world.
A new background paper from the World Bank written by Susan Markham, NDI’s director of women’s political participation, examines the status of women in politics and makes the case for the full and equitable participation of women in public life.
The World Bank’s World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development (WDR2012)
identified women’s voice, agency and participation as a key dimension of gender equality and as a major
This opinion piece discusses why women are still far from being treated equally, despite the numerous efforts at the national, regional and international levels. This piece was presented at the World Women Laeders Forum under the theme of Defining Leadership and Success.