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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions
Presentation on Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions given by Pablo Angulo, Youth Program Associate at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) at the Expert Group...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Experts on Youth, Democratic Governance and Participation
One of UNDP’s Youth Strategy key aims is to strengthen youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions (Youth Strategy Outcome 2). When young men and women understand their rights, they can become...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Experts on Youth, Democratic Governance and Participation
One of UNDP’s Youth Strategy key aims is to strengthen youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions (Youth Strategy Outcome 2). When young men and women understand their rights, they can become...
Caroline Hubbard
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Challenges for international organizations working on women's issues
iKNOW Politics Expert Caroline Hubbard speaks about the challenges international organizations face while working on women's rights issues.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
CAR President Samba-Panza Inspires Congolese Women Politicians
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...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Call for Abstracts - African Women in Power/Politics
The eighth edition of the African Women's Journal seeks to dissect political leadership by African women at all levels. Submissions may wish to focus on stock taking, personal journeys and reflections, comparative analysis, thinking and approaches...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza inspires Congolese women politicians
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...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cameroon elections catapult women, more than doubling their representation in the National Assembly
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30 September 2013. The results of the elections, announced in...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Congo: Pygmy Women Leader And Environmental Activist Appointed Minister In South Kivu
On June 5th, Governor Marcellin Chisambo announced a reshuffle of the government of the Congolese province of South Kivu. Three weeks ago, three ministers were thrown out following a motion of no confidence in the provincial Parliament. One of the...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel
Watch the live webcast of the high-level segment of the Sahel Conference, April 11 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST), 10:30 a.m. EST. (We invite our users to click here for more information)
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Candidate Schools Help Women in West Africa Compete and Win
As countries across West Africa transition to democracy following years of autocratic rulers, civil unrest, and sometimes civil war, women are frequently left out of the process. Though they make up more than half of the population, women are often...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Cameroon: Keeping the Veil On Women's Electoral Participation
Cameroon's new biometric registration of voters may end up disenfranchising many potential voters, especially women in the country's predominantly Muslim north where cultural practices may prevent them from having their photos taken. "This is a...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Cameroon: Efforts Increase to Boost Women's Numbers in Politics
Political party leaders were on Monday urged to implement to gender approach in elections. Cameroon's elections and referenda governing institution, Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) in collaboration with UN Women and other partners are stepping up...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Clinton Tells African Leaders Economies Would Fail Without Women’s Toil
Hillary Clinton’s speech was met with silence from the male-dominated envoys at the African Union as she criticized the continents aging autocrats. The mood changed when the U.S. Secretary of State turned her attention to women. “The women...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Constitution of South-Africa
Full text of the 1996 Constitution of South Africa.  
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Campaign Plan & Strategy
Power point presentation, on campaign planning and strategy presented to women in political parties from Zambia and Lesotho, Pretoria, 1-5 November 2010.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Combating Trafficking in Persons: A Handbook for Parliamentarians
Jointly produced by the IPU and UNODC, the Handbook on Combating Trafficking in Persons is intended to encourage parliamentarians to take an active part in stopping human trafficking. It contains a compilation of international laws and good...
Monday, March 01, 2010
Code of Ethics for Namibian Media
The "Code of Ethics" for the Namibian Media covers a number of subjects, such as accurate reporting, corrections, right of reply, the definition of public interests, the protection of privacy, and more.