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Saturday, November 30, 2013
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday pledged a 50-50 male-female split of the party's cabinet posts in a planned new 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, according to a newspaper interview. Sigmar Gabriel,...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
On September 22, 62 million Germans will be asked to vote for the members of the Bundestag or Germany’s lower house. From a total of 622 seats, 204 are currently occupied by women (32.90%). Although quotas in Germany are not mandatory by law, some...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Angela Merkel is riding high. As she returns from holiday to hit the campaign trail for the German elections, she is not only her country’s most popular leader for a generation, but arguably the most respected politician in the world. How has this...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
The German election is still more than two months away but for many the vote's final chapter has already been written. Angela Merkel, it is widely assumed, is cruising to a third victory at the polls. When she wins, the thinking goes, there will be...
Friday, April 19, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition defeated an election-year opposition bid Thursday to set a quota for female board members in a vote that exposed a party rift and forced her to give ground. (We invite our users to read the complete...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Times are changing as more and more women are taking to high office around the world; the US Senate has just announced that a record 20 seats are now held by women, which is considered to be a real leap forward in what has always been a male domain...
Petra Ernstberger Member of the German Bundestag
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Interview with Ms. Petra Ernstberger Member of the German Bundestag during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.  
Friday, March 15, 2013
Within minutes of being sworn in as governor of the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer turned to members of the opposition and gestured to lawmakers seated across the aisle from her center-left party, offering not a...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Monday, December 10, 2012
Aygul Ozkan, the daughter of a Turkish tailor, is the new face of Germany's ruling conservatives. Her election to the leadership board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) represents a facelift for a party that has for decades been dominated by...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Chancellor Angela Merkel won a second term in office on Sunday, telling Germans: "I'm very happy tonight." Born Angela Kasner in Hamburg in 1954, she moved with her family to East Germany when she was only a toddler after her father, a...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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 innovative provisions adopted during processes of...
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Training and qualifying practitioners, researchers and students in anti-corruption is increasingly requested, utterly needed, but still in its infancy. For many years now we developed a training program that fills this gap, joining the world of...
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
Monday, October 29, 2007
“We need to acknowledge that the world is full of gender-based differences and that it takes active, informed and well-resourced policies to eliminate existing gender-based discrimination. It will not be enough to have equal rights laid down in laws...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This paper was written for a series of seminars on public legislative hearings held in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The purpose of the paper is to provide Chinese participants with first-hand accounts of the context and functioning of public...