Sub Saharan Africa

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2013

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Report / White Paper Resource
Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government. In July 2013, IFES and  Conflict...

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Academic Paper / Article Resource
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent....
Report / White Paper Resource
Women in Africa are undeniably participating in the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution and they are doing so in many and varied ways; the changes that the use of these tools...
Interviews Interview
Interview with Ms. Amongi Betty Ongon, Member of Parliament of Uganda during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27 2013 in Quito, Ecuador.  
2008
Academic Paper / Article Resource
At the close of the millennium, there is a wave of invigorating air sweeping across the African continent. The refreshing breeze can be felt in the form of women smashing the gendered 'glass ceiling...

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Report / White Paper Resource
This report highlights lessons learned from ten pilot projects that used a programme guide created by UNFPA to help health care providers address gender-based violence. It also summarizes...
2009

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Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
This paper is a comparative commentary on the situation of women’s political leadership in Ghana. The paper highlights progress made in the country, draws attention to areas of retrogression and...
Interviews Interview
“I was a typical African woman who was raised to believe that politics is for men, and I refused to run. But in the end, I did it for my party, because I thought it would be unfair to stay out of...
2010

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In a landmark step, parliamentarians from countries in Central, East and the Horn of Africa, gathering at a conference organised by UNDP and AWEPA on 26-28 November 2003, reached an agreement on a...
Interviews Interview
“To my sisters and my daughters who want to embark on politics, I have only one piece of advice: you have to believe!” - Ascofaré Ouleymatou Tamboura iKNOW Politics: To start, can you tell us what...
Guide / Training Material Resource
It aims at providing the legislators with the necessary tools that would help them in assessing legislations and proposing them to promote social and democratic change in their countries. The guide...
2012

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Guide / Training Material Resource
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and...
Consolidated Responses Resource
An interesting contribution in the discussion came from Sarry, who shared an experience from Namibia. Sarry: “Namibia at the moment stands at over 30% women representation and 42% at the local...
Interviews Interview
Ms. Afaf Ahmed Abdel Rahman shares here experience with iKNOW Politics online network. She has been an active member since 2009. Ms. Afaf is the former Minister of Social Development, Khartoum State...
Interviews Interview
Women know that if a woman is elected their concerns will be better taken into account – a woman who assumes power having been a mother, with boys and girls, and who could never discriminate against...
2007

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Guide / Training Material Resource
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...
This constitution describes the structure, membership, and general elections rules of the African National Congress Women’s League.
Guide / Training Material Resource
This guide describes violence against women, how it occurs, and where women should seek remedy against it. It provides examples of violence against women in Nigeria and the existing legal framework...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report summarizes the responses of an elections survey launched by UNDP in May 2006. The survey documents the assistance UNDP has provided to various countries, and identifies key strengths and...
2014

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Report / White Paper Resource
"Sexual violence in conflict needs to be treated as the war crime that it is; it can no longer be treated as an unfortunate collateral damage of war."— UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in...

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