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Friday, May 02, 2014
Democracy and Gender Equality: The Role of the UN
Women’s participation is a central element of democracy, and the nature and degree of women’s participation is a key indicator of the quality of democratic culture. A high-level roundtable convened in 2011 gathered 150 policymakers, practitioners...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Digital Divas: Women, Politics and the Social Network
In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama emerged as the champion of new media by using social networking tools in innovative ways to turn on and turn out young voters. Since then, some of most visible and creative users of social media in the...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
DPKO/DFS-DPA Joint Guidelines on Enhancing the Role of Women in Post-Conflict Electoral Processes
"Conflict affects women and men differently. In post-conflict contexts, numerous political, socio-economic, ideological and psychological obstacles prevent women from participating fully in political life and in electoral processes." The objective...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Do politics matter? Women in Swedish local elected assemblies 1970-2010 and gender equality in outcomes
In this paper, it is attempted to explain variations in gender equality at the subnational level in Sweden. Specifically, it is tested whether municipalities where a larger proportion of the seats in the local assembly have been held by women in the...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Democracy at the Local Level
In today’s globalizing world, there is growing emphasis on local democracy. More than ever, cities need new ideas for ways of managing the political challenges and opportunities that arise from increased urbanization and globalization. Governing...
Friday, September 14, 2012
Deepening Democracy: A Strategy for Improving the Integrity of Elections Worldwide
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Do Our Laws Promote Gender Equality?
In the past three decades - since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) - the nations of the East and Southeast Asia region have enacted many laws...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Drafting and Adopting National Action Plans for the Implementation of Resolution 1325 in the Countries of Southeast Europe
In the lead up to this year’s ten year anniversary in October of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) there has been a global push to increase the number of National Action Plans on implementation. In our region of Southeast Europe NAPs are...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Developing gender-sensitive local services
This report summarizes policy recommendations and strategies discussed at the seminar "Developing gender-sensitive local services". It discusses the importance of developing gender-sensitive services and provides recommendations on how to ensure...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Democratic Governance: The Missing Millennium Development Goal
This leaflet includes information about One World Action's programs in promoting women in politics and provides recommendations to governments, donors and civil society organizations on their work for promoting women in politics.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Delivering on the Promise of Equality: UNFPA’s Strategic Framework on Gender Mainstreaming & Women's Empowerment 2008-2011
This resource describe's UNFPA's strategy for working with governments and partners in promoting gender equality around the world. It describes the purpose behind gender equality strategy and needs for gender mainstreaming.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracy and United Nations Peace-Building at the Local Level: Lessons Learned
This report explores the linkages between local democracy and peace-building in determined contexts. It highlights some conclusions on the issue within United Nations peace-building efforts.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracy at the Local Level in East and Southern Africa: Profiles in Governance
This report contains the findings and recommendations that emerged from the comprehensive evaluations of democracy at the local level in four cities in East and Southern Africa. The report also includes the Local Democracy Assessment Methodology...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracies in Development - Politics and Reform in Latin America
The advance of democracy in Latin America over the past quarter century has contributed significantly to ensuring respect for fundamental political freedoms, civil liberties, and human rights. This updated and expanded edition of Democracies in...
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Dimensions of Political Inclusion and Exclusion in Brazil: Gender and Race
This paper analyzes the political inclusion of women and Afro-descendents in Brazil. It describes party and election laws and regulations in Brazil aimed at increasing women’s participation in politics.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Democratic Elections: Human Rights, Public Confidence and Fair Competition
This document consists of two papers, "Electoral Operations, Human Rights and Public Confidence in a Democratic System" and "Electoral Campaigns and Pre-Election Issues: The 'Level Playing Field' and Genuine Elections." Both papers were presented at...
Friday, March 09, 2007
Developments in Party Communications
This paper focuses on the communication channels that parties can use to strengthen their outreach to citizens. It also examines the communication policies that governments can adopt to improve free and fair party competition.