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The iKNOW Politics Team welcomes you to our Library! We have the strong commitment of making available, for free, relevant resources and publications related to the political empowerment of women and support women politicians, practitioners, academics, experts, and the general public alike. Currently we have more than 61 different resources, searchable below by keyword, type of resource and thematic. Interested in region or country-specific resources? Please visit our homepage and use our word map! Please send us your feedback and to connect@iknowpolitics.org. We hope you will enjoy the iKNOW Politics online library!

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NDC supporter
Monday, March 16, 2015
Women organisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) are advocating reforms to their party constitutions to allow for more women to seek political office. Such reforms, according to the women organisers...
Female President Ghana
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
The Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, has said that the country’s economic problems could be solved when a female is elected as the president. “If you want Ghana to develop, make a woman the president," he said...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Out of 58 women elected to Parliament, only three of them represented constituencies the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions and said more is required from the media to whip up interest of women, especially in these areas to go into politics...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Five women have successfully gone through vetting to contest positions in the Jirapa constituency election of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region. Mr Richard Kuunaah, Executive Director of GHANACare, a non-governmental...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes. Mrs...
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Following David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle, the UK government has moved from having three women in the cabinet to five: and these two new members are working mothers, a presence not there before. This still fails to improve the overall gender...
Friday, May 02, 2014
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)....
Friday, April 25, 2014
Group and individual proponents advocating for increased participation of women in governance, have been urged to brace up for another round of advocacy, as the local government elections, approaches later this year. Ms. Esther Tawiah, Executive...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
This case study highlights some of the good practices emerging among Federation of Canadaian Municipalities (FCM) and its partner local government associations in improving women’s political leadership and decision-making in local government. It is...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, at the weekend emphasised that a “Legislative Quota Seat” system is urgently required in Ghana’s electoral laws to consolidate the country’s fledging democracy. “Legislative Quota Seat “,...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Corruption related to political party financing poses a great threat to democratic development worldwide.The study investigates party financing issues accross 22 countries.
Friday, October 11, 2013
The Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Centre) has trained 40 women in human rights and leadership to enhance their performance. The training is to sharpen the women's leadership skills for management of their future...
Friday, September 20, 2013
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling on media organizations to empanel more women for political discussions. This is part of a campaign for increased women’s participation in governance.The Director at the Ministry,...
Monday, September 16, 2013
The Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) has called on the government and gender rights organisations to take stock of what it described as “the unfulfilled agenda of promoting women’s rights.”It said although it appreciated the progress that had been...
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency in the Brong Ahafo region has noted with worry that culture is still an obstacle hindering many qualified women to go into politics. Ms Prempeh is one of the two female...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
A former PDP Women Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe, on Friday in Abuja advised women to work hard to secure positions in the party as the special convention gets underway. She explained that the purpose for the special convention was to elect new National...
Friday, August 16, 2013
A civil society group, Gender Studies and Human Right Documentation Centre (GSHRDC) is calling on Government to fulfill its promise of having majority of women occupying decision-making positions in the country. The call was necessitated by the...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Political parties in the country have been asked to ensure that at least 30 per cent of all elected positions at the districts, regional and national levels are occupied by women. The electorate have also been advised to vote for more women to...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Civil society Organizations call on government to pass Affirmative Action bill into Law to encourgae more women participation in the decision making process.   We invite our users to read the complete article published May 14 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
This paper describes initiatives in Ghana to promote the participation of women in local governance and the role of European support. Local governance is interpreted as the active involvement of the local population within the territorial boundaries...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has presented names of 65 women it says can be appointed by President John Mahama in his government. The names were contained in a petition signed by Bernice Sam, Executive Director, WiLDAF Ghana...
Monday, December 10, 2012
An eight-member group of the West Africa Women's Election Observation (WAWEO), led by Nobel Laureate Leyman Gbowee of Liberia, has arrived in the country to observe the 2012 general elections. The team, consists of eminent women who are experts in...
Monday, December 10, 2012
he anxiety and uncertainty surrounding women's abilities to win Parliamentary seats have been laid to rest as 28 women from nine regions have reached office so far in Ghana's hotly contested 2012 elections. Subsequently, Ghana’s next parliament is...
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Commonwealth Observer Group has expressed concern about the low number of women contesting this year's general election in Ghana. The group is in the country at the invitation of the Electoral Commission to observe Ghana's 6th elections since...
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
One Hundred and thirty three women are running in 27 out of the 275 constituencies in Ghana’s Parliamentary race this year. This number is relatively small compared to their male counterparts who number up to one thousand three hundred and thirty...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Presidential Candidate of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Wednesday said when elected his government would champion the cause of women in nation building. He said "politicians must practice what they preach, and...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A gender parity advocate group, Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), has mounted a vigorous campaign for women parliamentary aspirants in the Central Region, urging the electorate in the area to vote massively for women to represent them...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ms Darling Norgbey, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has appealed to women across the country to use their endearing attributes to help diffuse simmering political tensions that could develop into full blown conflicts. Ms Norgbey, who is...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will introduce programmes that will encourage and bring women into the mainstream of economic and political activities should it be given the mandate come December 7.    In its Election 2012 manifesto made available to...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Mrs Vivian Kakie Tetteh, Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Sunyani East, has observed that threats and frustrations from activists of other political parties are the challenges that prevent women from participating in...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A seminar, organized by IDEA, on women’s political empowerment held in Ghana in August brought together women members of parliament from 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss what...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A study has called on all stakeholders to work consciously to increase the number of women who will win the District Level Elections (DLEs) in 2014 and other such future elections. "The Performances of Women Candidates in the 2010 District Level...
Monday, September 17, 2012
In Ghana, the leader of the opposition Progressive People's Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, has named Eva Lokko as the party’s vice presidential candidate for the December 7 general election. Miss Lokko is an engineer and communications expert, a...
Monday, September 17, 2012
A four-day capacity building workshop organized for aspiring female parliamentary candidates in the country opened at Akosombo on Wednesday. The workshop brought together aspiring female parliamentary candidates of the National Democratic Congress,...
Monday, September 03, 2012
  Nana Owusu Ofori, Effutu Constituency Progressive People’s Party (PPP), parliamentary aspirant, has said the empowerment of women would be a priority of a government of the PPP. Nana Ofori was addressing a harvest, organized by the Ebenezer...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mrs. Juliana Azuma-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, has said the women’s role in participating at all levels of decision making was a key priority on the development agenda of the government of Ghana. She said government had put in...
Monday, August 27, 2012
  A new research study has revealed that negative stereotype and perception about women are the major contributory factors to the poor performance of women in district level elections. The study, launched in Accra on Thursday indicated that, most...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has launched a program to train women to spearhead citizenship education towards the promotion of peace, transparency and credibility of the December elections. Dubbed “Promoting democratic citizenship to...

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