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Elections abroad featuring female candidates, including this week's contest in France, don't answer the question of how open Americans are to electing their first woman president. But they do...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report describes the objectives and strategies of the San Salvador gender equity policy and its impact on women.
Olga Ruiz Vasquez is a role model. In July, the 52-year-old widow and mother of five who only has a primary level education, achieved her dream of becoming the municipal president for San Nicolas...
A revision to Nicaragua’s law on municipal elections last year required political parties to put up equal numbers of women and men as candidates for mayor and city council. It also increased the...
Lawmakers voted 46 to 19 in favour of the bill that will permit abortions of pregnancies in the first 12 weeks. For more information, please visit BBC's Website
The Guardian's seminal summit convenes for 2013 to explore how digital innovation, technology and openness are transforming the world For more information please visit http://www.theguardian.com/...
“The case of the Costa Rican domestic workers perfectly illustrates the need to shift the debate beyond numbers to consider how inclusive and representative our political systems truly are – at all...
Interviews Resource
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...
The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWIL) announces its second Advancing Transformational Leadership for Gender Justice in the Caribbean training programme. This highly interactive and...
UNDEF, UN Women, UWI, IGDS, Mona, CIWIP are organizing the Advancing Women’s Transformational Leadership Training for Gender Justice in the Caribbean that will take place on July 10-20, 2011.
Interviews Resource
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,...
Alejandra Massolo is a consultant on gender equality and local governance issues. Ms. Massolo is an associate researcher at the Interdisciplinary Group on Women, Work, and Poverty (GIMTRAP) in Mexico...
AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of...
The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is an international development program that promotes the rule of law by working with in-country partners to build sustainable institutions and societies...
On Oct. 3 Brazil could become the third country in the subregion to elect a woman president within the space of just a few years. Dilma Rousseff, the candidate of the governing Workers' Party...
With President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s win in Sunday’s Argentine’s election all but assured and a woman leading the largest country in Latin America, it might appear that the...
There's something missing from our political offices, and the answer is in the hormones. We need more estrogen. Despite having successful female examples at the national level such as Hillary Clinton...
Andrea Ixchíu is a K'iche de Totonicapán woman from Guatemala. She is a journalist and workshop facilitator dedicated to promoting indigenous women’s rights in Guatemala. Since childhood, Andrea has...
The Honorable A. Anne McLellan served as Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and as the first Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the government of the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin from 2003-...
Interviews Resource
“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...