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This issue of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) Civic Update newsletter describes NDI's work to support the political activism of people with disabilities. It contains examples of work conducted by NDI in Albania,...
This manual describes public hearings as an integral part of the work of parliamentary committees. It serves as a guide for members of parliamentary committees in Kosovo on conducting a public hearing. It includes information on types of hearings,...
The assessment is designed to identify the specific elements and approaches which were most effective in encouraging women’s participation and leadership in political parties. Although drawn from NDI programs, the information gathered in this...

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This report analyzes Serbia's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It examines Serbia's implementation of each of the provisions specified in CEDAW through two types of analyses: an...
Serbia has made "certain progress", officials concluded at the session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. During the session, the Serbian government delegation presented the report on the implementation of the...
The Initial Report on the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms ofDiscrimination against Women (hereinafter referred to as the Convention) for the period from 1992 to2003 (the first six months) relates to the Federal...

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The handbook provides a comparative overview of gender-aware legislation and practices in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It also describes a comprehensive approach to influencing legislation and implementation...

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This study provides analysis of global best practices of engendered constitutions using CEDAW as an analytical framework. It also analyzes existing or in some cases, draft constitutional texts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia...

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This publication is the result of concrete activities supported by UN Women and the “Equity in Governance” (EiG) project which aimed at translating international commitments and national gender equality policy to the realities of local governance in...

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This training material discusses organizational development in order to explain how people function within an organization. It addresses group decision-making and the role of the leader in maximizing the skills of a team. It can be used as a...

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This report describes women's portrayal in media and their limited participation in the creation of media policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also includes results of the media monitoring and assessment held in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina...
Even though Balkan countries are shy of the European average when it comes to women in politics, their presence in public life is growing. Montenegro has the first female defence minister in its history, while Serbia got its first woman Central Bank...

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This report compares the situation and potential for action of women in South Eastern Europe and investigates party politics on gender equality.
NGOs in Serbia fear that in the coming reshuffle, the government will veer from the European standard of having at least 30 percent of women in its ranks. Belgrade-based daily Danas reports that a letter cautioning that women should make up at least...
This report is the result of a three month project on violence against women in the Kosovar Albanian community. It is intended to assist in the development of policies, programmes and projects to combat violance against women in the region. It...

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Women are taking an increasingly active role as decision-makers in Serbian politics, but some bloggers say more steps should be taken to ensure greater participation at the highest levels of government. While there were virtually no women in...
Loznica town management senior official Ljubinka Gordanic is one of the many high-ranking women that heads to work each day in the west Serbian town.  In the country as a whole, women make up 51.4% of the population and just 2% occupy executive...
In spite of the EU request that the number of women is increased in all representatives bodies, in Serbian Parliament these days there is ongoing debate as to how the legal 30 percent of women in every caucus is cut to 25 percent.  That, however,...
In spite of the EU request that the number of women is increased in all representative bodies, in Serbian Parliament these days there is ongoing debate as to how the legal 30 percent of women in every caucus is cut to 25 percent.That, however,...
The vice-president of the Gender Equality Council and state secretary in the Labour and Social Policy Ministry, Snezana Lakicevic, says women have far more opportunities in Serbian politics than was the case even a few years ago. To read the...
Although guarantees exist on paper, non-compliance with the standards and principles of gender equality remain an obstacle for women in Republika Srpska. Experts say, the most common forms of discrimination against women are domestic violence,...
This training material provides recommendations and guidelines for promoting public policy among citizens in Serbia. It describes strategies for translating public opinion into viable policies, evaluating a voter base in terms of supporters and...

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

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This NDI manual provides political candidates with techniques to use during press briefings and interviews. It offers tips on writing effective press releases and general guidelines for effective campaign communication.
 This work is concerned with five particular, isolated components of the larger topic of women in politics; specifically the reasons why women do and should run for office (theoretical and practical), the external, systemic barriers they face...
Serbia, an aspiring European Union member, succeeded in increasing the percentage of women in its Parliament substantially within the last year. It is consequently ahead of the United States and many other developed countries and older democracies...
This is a presentation about the formation of a women's parliamentarians network/ caucus within the parliament of Serbia.
This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:  1.      What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and...
Women's Centre for Democracy and Human Rights is a nongovernmental organisation aimed at developing democratic society based on human rights, gender equity and social justice. The organization achieve its goals through education, advocacy and...
This report highlights the findings of the Women's Involvement in Local Leadership (WILL) research program examining how elements of program design and implementation contribute to the cultivation of women's leadership and enhance the democratic...