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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Close the political gender gap to reduce corruption
Including women in local councils is strongly negatively associated with the prevalence of both petty and grand forms of corruption. This reduction in corruption is primarily experienced among women. A study suggests that female representatives seek...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women for Youth
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, or CEDAW, is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women in all areas and promotes women’s equal rights. CEDAW is...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Creating new spaces. Women’s experiences of political participation in communities
Research on women’s political participation at the community level was undertaken by Womankind in four very different countries – Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Afghanistan. The work in each context intends to increase women’s political participation...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Compendium of Good Practices for Advancing Women’s Political Participation in the OSCE Region
The objective of this publication is to critically assess progress and efforts in advancing women’s political participation in the OSCE region. This compendium brings together existing knowledge and good practice while considering what needs to be...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Crisis in Syria: Now is the time to seek male allies for leadership equality
Men and women in Syria point to the critical role of women during the revolution and their actions that supported the movement, many times in ways that men were unable to accomplish. Then why doesn’t this translate to a greater role in leadership...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Confronting Gender Inequality. Findings from the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power
The London School of Economics have launched a new study concluding that gender quotas to place women in positions of power are needed in order to guarantee gender equality. This quotas would include both private and public sectors and the study...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Constitution-making and Reform: Options for the Process
To consolidate peace after war is a long-term process; to consolidate democracy is an evenlonger one. There are no quick fixes. Ultimately, consolidating peace in any country dependson the people of that country. They alone must determine the path...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Country Reviews: Women’s Political Participation in South Asia.”
Governance in all South Asian countries is imbued with a predominantly patriarchal character. This is reflected in the fact that women form a disproportionately small segment of representatives in elected bodies across all levels of governance, and...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Conference Report 2011 | Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict
In May, 2011 over one hundred remarkable women from around the world met in Montebello, Canada to develop strategies to stop the use of rape as a weapon in conflict situations.  The discussions were rich, the stories shared were intense, and the...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Confidence Gap: Citizen Priorities on the One Year Anniversary of the National Constituent Assembly Elections, Tunisia
This report explores public opinion in Tunisia in late October/early November 2012. Based on 12 focus group discussions with 121 Tunisian participants, the report examines Tunisian citizens’ attitudes and concerns about progress toward drafting the...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Constituent Assembly Procedures from a Gender Perspective
This paper raises issues about how the Constituent Assembly will work, and how its procedures will have an impact both on the way in which women members will be able to play a part in its work, and on how women’s issues will dealt with in the new...
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Corruption, Accountability and Gender: Understanding the Connections
Corruption has been high on the governance reform agenda for decades. Corruption constrains development, exacerbates and causes conflict, and is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While all of society...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership
Whether you are part of an established organization or association, an aspiring politician, an individual with a project idea or someone struggling to balance too many roles and responsibilities in your life, this guide is designed to provide you...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Closing the Gap: Putting EU and UK Gender Policy into Practice – South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh
This report addresses gender equality and women’s human rights in the UK and the European Community development cooperation programmes in South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Six case studies are used to compare on-the-ground practice with stated...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Conditions determining the level of representation of women: The experience of quota system in Latin America
This report provides a general view of the position of women in the legislative powers in three periods: between the 1970s and the 1980s, around 1995 and in 2004. It also describes an increasing trend in the participation of women in Latin American...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Culture Matters – Working with Communities and Faith-based Organizations
This report provides insight into integrating cultural analysis in development programmes, especially in the critical areas of gender equity and equality and reproductive health and rights. The culmination of two years' work with UNFPA field offices...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills and Organizational Management
This report documents a workshop organized to train Iraqi women leaders in managing NGOs, strengthening communications skills, and participating in conflict-resolution processes.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Civil Society Recommendations 2002-2006
This document compiles civil society recommendations presented to the Organization of American States and the Summits of the Americas Process on issues pertaining to the Inter-American Agenda.