The Americas and the Caribbean

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2014

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About Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York Kirsten E. Gillibrand was first sworn in as United States Senator from New York in January 2009. In November 2012, Gillibrand was...

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Report / White Paper Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America examines the progress made in women’s participation at all levels of public and party decision making, in the...

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Interviews Interview
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Carolyn Bennett, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Liberal Women's Caucus in Canada on women's political participation in Canada,...
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Hillary Clinton speaking at the event "Women and Girls Count" marking the launch of a venture between the Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda gates Foundation.
2007

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report summarizes the Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment (IFC) and includes a measurement of the index from 1995 to 2003 in 18 countries of the region. The information presented in...

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This report examines Bolivia’s political party system in order to identify the pros and cons of advancing pro-poor reform. It also contains recommendations to members of the international development...

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Guide / Training Material Resource
This booklet provides an overview of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and raises awareness of the rights to which women are...
Report / White Paper Resource
This document compiles civil society recommendations presented to the Organization of American States and the Summits of the Americas Process on issues pertaining to the Inter-American Agenda.
2013

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Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
In this document, iKNOW Politics expert María Eugenia Rojas Valverde responds to one our users queries on Women and Election and Political Violence, in the context of the recently approved Bolivian...
Interviews Interview
  Interview with Ms Agnes Francesci, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27,...
2012

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Guide / Training Material Resource
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and...
Interviews Interview
iKNOW Politics: Thank you so much for having agreed to this interview with iKNOW Politics. I would like to start by asking how you got your start in politics and if you ever faced any difficulties as...
2009

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report describes the objectives and strategies of the San Salvador gender equity policy and its impact on women.
Interviews Interview
“Certainly networking with women is important, and that is one of the things I talk about when I go out and talk about why we don’t have more women in politics.” - Anne McLellan iKNOW Politics: You...

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report addresses gender equality and women’s human rights in the UK and the European Community development cooperation programmes in South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Six case studies are...
Consolidated Responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights strategies and policies that may be used in addition to gender quotas by political parties to increase the numbers of women in politics. The strategies described...
2010

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Guide / Training Material Resource
It aims at providing the legislators with the necessary tools that would help them in assessing legislations and proposing them to promote social and democratic change in their countries. The guide...

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Interviews Interview
“The lack of political participation by women marks an important democratic deficit. All structures that make democracy more effective are also structures that can contribute to increasing women’s...
Guide / Training Material Resource
Jointly produced by the IPU and UNODC, the Handbook on Combating Trafficking in Persons is intended to encourage parliamentarians to take an active part in stopping human trafficking. It contains a...
2008

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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...

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