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Monday, September 25, 2017
Court ruling raises hopes among Kenyan women for more political representation
NAIROBI, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Buoyed by record gains in last month's elections, Kenyan activists say they hope the nation's top court will enforce women's right to better political representation, following a surprise decision to nullify the presidential election. Female Kenyan...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Crowded out by “big man” politics, Kenyan women still struggle in 2017 elections
By Gabrielle Bardall, PhD, CIPS Research Associate and iKNOW Politics Expert For all its progressive constitution, high-tech society, and exceptionally resourced Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Kenya is the worst performer in the East African Community (EAC) regarding women...
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Cambodian Political Parties Agree to Shared Goal: Women’s Political Empowerment
In Cambodia, women continue to be underrepresented in politics. Only three of 29 cabinet ministers are women, and there are no women provincial governors. Women make up just 20 percent of National Assembly members— though a higher proportion than many countries, it is still below the United Nation’...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Canada: New project announced to engage Prince Edward Island women in politics
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Organizers of a three-year project hope to increase the number of Island women engaging as elected representatives and organizers. “Engaging Island Women for Political Action” is a project of the P.E.I. Coalition for Women in Government, Winding Path Inc., and Women’s...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Cameroonian Women Push for Greater Political Participation
YAOUNDE — In Cameroon, civil society groups marked this year's International Women's Day by urging women to register to vote and take on larger roles in decision making in their communities. Gender activist and singer Gracia Fonyuy, uses her voice in Yaounde to encourage women to stand up for their...
Monday, August 08, 2016
Campaign Launched to Choose a Woman to Lead the UN
UN leaders and experts have sent an Open Letter to each member of the UN Security Council asking for the selection of a woman and gender equality champion as the next UN Secretary-General. People who know the UN well have written to the members of the Security Council, urging them to select a woman...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Canada: All-party support for legislation to end gender inequality in politics
As MPs start debate on Bill C-237, MP Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South) announced politicians from across party lines support his private member's bill aimed at bringing gender parity to Parliament. "Most of the time in Ottawa, politicians from different parties can't agree with each other on pretty...
Friday, May 13, 2016
Colorado, Vermont, and Arizona, are the three states of the USA with the highest proportion of women legislators
The political participation of women is currently a hot topic in American politics. In the race to the 2016 United States presidential elections, different polls declare Hillary Clinton a strong candidate to become the first female President of the country. Never before a woman had bigger chances...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Canada: Daughters of the Vote
As part of the lead up to Canada’s 150th celebrations in 2017, Equal Voice is launching a national initiative, Daughters of the Vote, to recognize a significant event in Canadian history: The 100th anniversary of the first voting rights for a select number of Canadian women granted in 1916. Equal...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Candidates of the 14th National Assembly of Viet Nam
The election of deputies to the 14th National Assembly of Viet Nam will take place on May 22, 2016. The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC)’s Presidium held the third consultation meeting on April 15 to approve the official list of 1,146 candidates for the election of deputies to the...
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 done to promote faster progress towards gender...
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Creating a work-life balance for women in politics
Over the last decade, iKNOW Politics has spoken with many women leaders around the world about the challenges they face in political life. Women interviewed often speak openly about the difficulties of combining a political career with family responsibilities, and in particular, the frequent travel...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Czech parties with few female candidates may lose subsidies
Political parties that have less than 30 percent female representation in their lists of candidates for the general and regional elections may get less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law, which daily Právo writes about today. The provision...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Creating history is herstory: a local girl turns public leader, Bhutan
In the landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan, Namgay Peldon never thought she would make history, but she did. She was elected the first women Gup, the block leader, as the nation voted for the first time, transitioning from monarchy to democracy in 2008. Gewogs are official administrative units in...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Council of Representatives Elections in Libya
On June 25, Libyans return to the polls for the second time this year to elect 200 members to the Council of Representatives (CoR).There are a total of 1,714 candidates registered, including 149 candidates running for 32 seats reserved for women and 1,565 candidates, including three women, running...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Committee says gender gap threatens development goals, Cambodia
Cambodian women continue to be poorly represented in government following commune elections in May, the Committee to Promote Women in Politics said yesterday. This reality, the committee said, is endangering the Kingdom’s chances of meeting its UN Millennium Development Goals. We invite our users...
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 several studies have indicated that even those...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Civil society seeks gender-based data for vote, Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: To add to the hype surrounding local bodies elections, non-government organisation and human rights groups have urged the election commission to prepare and release gender disaggregated data.  Addressed to the Prime Minister, Senate chairman and chief ministers, the letter demands...