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THEME: Women in Politics and Good Governance Program(Capacity Building for Women's active participation in Peace Building, Leadership and Decision Making Processes)This 3 days conference aims at sensitizing and building women’s Capacity to actively...

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her...
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her...
Wednesday September 19 2007 marked the official launch in Kinshasa's Grand Hotel of UN resolution 1325 in the DRC, entitled "Women, Peace and Security." The resolution envisages an action plan aimed at empowering women in order to have gender...
Cooper and a 60 Minutes team report that the most frequent targets of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo are women. The war is, in fact, a war against women, and the weapon used to destroy them, their families and whole communities,...

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Not a week goes by without reports of fresh fighting in the eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Violence and destruction have ravaged the Great Lakes region of Africa for two decades, claiming more than 5 million lives. Yet...
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Joseph KABILA •Head of Government: Prime Minister Adolphe MUZITO •Assembly: DR Congo has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 112 seats and the...
iKNOW Politics, an online network dedicated to the advancement of women in politics around the world, has come to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s a country where women are significantly underrepresented politically and where, as the...

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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,...

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On September 19, the week of candidate school began with the official launch of iKNOW Politics; an online platform to support women’s political participation around the world. Over 250 women attended the launch, the largest event held by...

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Marguerite Lusamba Popularly known as “Thatcher”, President of the Rally of Conciliatory Democrats
iKNOW Politics : Good morning, Ms. Lusamba.  You are popularly known as “Thatcher”.  How did you come by that nickname? Tell us about your background. Thank you so much for this interview.  My engagement as a woman in the political process began the...

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been dubbed the rape capital of the world. The United Nations says more than 200,000 people have been raped in the country since 1998. And now the UN has issued an ultimatum to two army battallions accused...

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Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics

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This report represents a synthesis of the key findings and recommendations of a regional research project on women’s political participation and economic empowerment in countries emerging from conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The...