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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
How rising political activism is changing women's lives
Donald Trump's election was a life-altering event for many Americans. While men as well as women say the election deeply affected their lives, it is hard to overstate the impact it has had on women. An estimated 4.5 million Americans, mostly female, joined the Women's March the day after Donald...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hope for change as Kenya court rules one-third of MPs must be women
NAIROBI — Kenyan activists on Monday welcomed a High Court ruling giving parliament 60 days to ensure a third of lawmakers are women or face dissolution. The ruling follows a lengthy struggle to increase women's political representation in the patriarchal society. Kenya's 2010 constitution...
Honduras NDI
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Honduran Political Party Leaders Send Unified Message For Women’s Political Participation
“This battle will liberate us; we want to be involved in the decision making process. Women will not continue to be used as fillers,” declared Socorro Torres, coordinator of the Honduras Interparty Women’s Network (Red de Mujeres Interpartidarias de Honduras, or the Network). Torres’s comments were...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Handbook on Promoting Women’s Participation in Political Parties
The extent of women’s representation in elected office in any given country is determined by a wide range of factors, including the general progress towards achieving equality of rights and opportunities among women and men in public and private spheres, the choice of political and electoral...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
HOW WILL YOU PARTICIPATE IN YOUR DEMOCRACY? Vote? Organize? Advocate?
Young people in growing numbers from from around the world have a superpower. They have the power to engage and to vote, and NDI is encouraging them to use it. As we celebrate International Day of Democracy, it is important to remember that participation is crucial to a resilient democracy. Each...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Historic gains for women in politics worldwide
So far, 2016 proved eventful for women’s political participation and leadership in politics. In Rome, 37-year-old lawyer Virginia Raggia promised a new era for the city as she celebrated her victory in June over centre-left Democratic Party candidate Roberto Giachetti with 67% of the votes,...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Handbook for Monitoring Women’s Participation in Elections
This handbook provides basic guidance to all OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions (EOM) on monitoring women’s participation in electoral processes. It has been developed as part of the ODIHR’s effort to enhance equality between women and men by mainstreaming gender issues into all areas of its...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Hillary Clinton gathers enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party
On Monday 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton gathered enough delegate commitments to become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for this year's US presidential election. Once she crossed the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed in order to be nominated, Ms. Clinton made history by...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
History made in Taiwan: two women candidates compete in 2016 presidential campaign
Taiwan’s top two political parties have each nominated a woman to run in the 2016 presidential election. With Tsai Ing-Wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Hung Hsiu-chu of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Taiwan is poised to have its first democratically elected female head of...
Women's political participation in India
Sunday, February 08, 2015
How Delhi keeps women out of elections
With Kiran Bedi leading the Delhi election campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party and Sheila Dixit already having been chief minister for three terms, it might appear that women have a significant role to play in Saturday's elections.Instead, the data show that the percentage of female candidates...
A woman places her ballot into the Pyithu Hluttaw representative election box in the April 2012 by-elections.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Hopes women will enter Myanmar politics
There's strong hopes Myanmar (Burma) is on the cusp of electing more women to parliament when it goes to the polls later this year. The country sits near the bottom of global rankings on women's parliamentary representation with less than six per cent of its politicians female. Australia's...
Harriet Harman,  Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Harriet Harman is right: women hold the balance of power – if they vote
  Nearly all progress for women has come from Labour, yet the election may depend on the deputy leader’s efforts to get them to the ballot box. Those who don’t vote don’t get. The young vote least and they get least, so the old voters are showered with blessings by the Cameron government. New...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Hege Haukeland
iKNOW Politics speaks with Hege Haukeland, Member of Parliament from Norway, about women's political participation, women in parliament and the involvement of youth in politics.
Hillary Clinton
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Rules for Women
Photo-Spencer Platt/Getty images A sad reality of Hillary Clinton's career advice for women is that it's all about men. How to navigate the sexist taunts that arise in the workplace, how to be less of a perfectionist (because men don't bother), and how to handle double standards surrounding...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Helen Clark on Women's Political Empowerment
UNDP Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark talks about the challenges and the undeniable gains of empowering women to participate in politics at the highest levels.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Husbands of women candidates in Bihar stand by their wives
Husbands of the women contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Bihar are going all out to support their wives.Take the case of Sailesh Kumar, husband of Misa Bharti and son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad. An IIM Lucknow alumnus, Kumar is managing his wife's poll campaign – besides taking care of...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Helen Clark:Speech at the International Conference 'Celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in Norway'
Keynote Speech by Helen Clark onThe Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on WomenAt the International ConferenceCelebrating the Centenary of Women’s Right to Vote in NorwayOslo, Norway We invite you to read the full speech published November 15, 2013 by our partner, UNDP
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hazel Brown hoping for more women councillors in Trinidad and Tobago
Hazel Brown, co-ordinator of the Network of NGOs for the advancement of women, hopes after the October 21 local government elections that 50 per cent of councillors will be women as well as 50 per cent of aldermen elected under the newly-implemented proportional representation. Brown made the...