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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bahrainis encouraged to take active part in parliamentary elections
The new constitution allowed women to run as candidates in the parliament and municipal elections. While no woman won a seat in 2002, Lateefa A Gaood in 2006 made Bahrain and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) history when she became the first GCC...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Building Women's Political Presence: The AAP story, India
India's 16th General Election has been the most expensive exercise of its kind in the country's history. One estimate puts the figure at Rs 30,000 crore, a tad shy of the bill notched up in the 2012 US presidential polls. What does this tsunami of...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Balance in the field to replace Therese Murray, USA
Today’s Cape Cod Times noted the imminent retirement of Senate President Therese Murray and listed two of the leading candidates for her seat, Plymouth state representative Vinnie deMacedo and former Falmouth state representative Matt Patrick....
Monday, December 16, 2013
Bachelet wins Chile presidential run-off
Socialist Michelle Bachelet was swept back into office Sunday as Chile’s next president, on a platform of narrowing the gap between rich and poor. "Chile, now, finally, the time has come to carry out the changes," Ms Bachelet told cheering...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Backward States put up more women candidates than developed States, India
While women remain under-represented in elections, an interesting new dimension has emerged from the first analysis of 50 years of Assembly election data. India’s backward States systematically put up more female candidates than the developed...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Beyond Quotas: Political Accommodations and Gender in South Sudan
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 Dynamics International conducted a workshop to...
Friday, March 15, 2013
BGIPU hosting landmark visit of the Speaker of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Chairman of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU), Mr Robert Walter MP, welcomed the arrival of a delegation from the Majils Ash-Shura, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by the Speaker, H.E. Dr. Abdullah ibn...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bangladesh: Ensure one-third seats for women in parliament
Members of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), a women's rights organisation, yesterday demanded that the government ensure one-third of the parliamentary seats for women through direct elections. They also demanded for the reallocation of electoral...
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
BENIN: Presidential Elections - First Round
Benin will hold the first round of its presidential elections March 6th. The incoming President will be elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term. For more information on Benin's electoral system, please...
Friday, March 19, 2010
BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project
The BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project (CEDP) is a professional development project to build capacity in people working in areas of democracy and governance.This project developed from the concept of establishing a civics and governance...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Building Confidence in the Voter Registration Process: An NDI Monitoring Guide for Political Parties and Civic Organizations
This manual addresses the ways that political parties and civic organizations can monitor and promote improvements to the voter registration process. It discusses issues that should be considered when approaching the voter registration process,...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Beijing Parliamentary Declaration
This declaration was adopted by participants to Parliamentarians' Day, which was held by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on the occasion of the Fourth World Conference on Women. It affirms the commitment of parliamentarians to follow up the IPU'...