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Friday, June 10, 2016
Gustavo Sibilla
The Buenos Aires Herald published its interview with the research director of ASAP (Argentine Association of Public Budget and Finance Administration) Gustavo Sibilla on 2 June 2016. Here is the interview: How many women are in public office in Argentina today? If we consider the “general universe...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
The future of Kirchnerism in Argentina
A little more than two months have gone by since the most recent midterm elections were held in Argentina. Amidst widespread concern over a drop in  foreign reserves, it seems that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government has started to make significant changes to preserve the economic and...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
With defiant fury Cristina Fernandez launched the campaign for October election
In an extremely aggressive speech in the aftermath of primaries defeat, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez blasted the media for misinterpreting electoral results, charged against the Mayor of Tigre Sergio Massa who was the big winner on Sunday, pressed for full commitment from her allies and...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Cristina Fernandez defeated in Argentina’s main electoral districts; Massa pledges ‘end to confrontation’
President Cristina Fernandez Victory Front managed to remain as the leading political force nationwide on Sunday’s congressional primaries but her opponents emerged exceptionally strong in the all-important province of Buenos Aires and the other main districts of the country, to the extent that...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Friday, August 17, 2012
Argentina: Meet Argentina's Rights Blazer Silvia Augsburger
On a cold Monday morning in June, some 50 women from various political backgrounds gathered in this Argentine port city to talk about gender roles inside the home. They conceived of a society in which men and women of all classes share both the responsibility to care for children and the sick and...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Electoral funding for women - Case studies in Latin America
In this document the author analyzes the legislation on political parties' electoral funding from a gender perspective in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Panama.  
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Argentina: A Clear Run for Cristina Fernández
Even though many survey respondents say they will not vote for a woman in the Argentine presidential elections, Senator Cristina Fernández appears to have a clear run to succeed her husband, Néstor Kirchner, in the top job, analysts say. To read the full article, please visit IPS News
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Argentina: Spirit of Evita ignites Argentina’s working class
Hundreds of people are streaming off buses and into a dingy sports hall on the edge of town to cheer the woman everyone expects to be Argentina’s next president. To read the full article, please visit the Financial Times' Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Argentina:Argentines Open-Minded as Women Dominate Election
Latin America is known for having its share of macho strongmen leaders, but Argentina appeared set to elect its first woman president on Sunday and residents of its cosmopolitan capital seemed ready for change. To read the full article, please visit the Reuter's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Argentina: Women's Prominence in Politics is Not Reflected in Policies
At first glance, Argentina looks almost like a matriarchy. Not only is Cristina Fernández the first woman to be elected as its president, but her nearest challenger in October's election was another woman, Elisa Carrió. To read the full article, please visit the Economist's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New International IDEA Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America. “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This report examines the progress made in women’s participation at all levels of public and party decision making, in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Argentina: Power Still Overwhelmingly in Men's Hands
In Argentina the overwhelming majority of decision-making posts in the most diverse areas are occupied by men, with the exception of the presidency, held by Christina Fernandez. This conclusion was reached by a quantitative study, "Sexo y poder. ¿Quién manda en Argentina?" (Sex and Power:...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
ARGENTINA: Presidential and legislative election
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER * •Head of Government: President Cristina FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER •Assembly: Argentina has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso de la nación) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 72 seats and the...
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Ending Violence Against Women and Human Trafficking: A Guide to New Strategies
This toolkit provides you with resources and ideas to help focus your efforts to fight domestic violence, sexual violence and trafficking and to give you a framework for action. It contains not only specific case studies of women across the globe, but it also provides policy background as well as...
Friday, January 23, 2009
Women’s Participation in Local Governments
This consolidated response analyzes current situation of women’s participation in local governments around the world and discusses the impact of women’s engagement in local politics.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Political Parties: When do They Work for Women?
This paper analyzes the consideration of gender issues by political parties in Latin America and assesses circumstances under which political parties best incorporate gender demands.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective
This Declaration, known as a pedagogic and debate work tool, is a proposal, in permanent construction, of the Declaration of Human Rights from a Gender Perspective, that integrates the progress related to human rights since 1948. It presents the following chapters:I. Rights of identity and...