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Honduras NDI
Thursday, December 01, 2016
“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...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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...
Women's political participation in India
Sunday, February 08, 2015
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...
A woman places her ballot into the Pyithu Hluttaw representative election box in the April 2012 by-elections.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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...
Harriet Harman,  Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian
Sunday, January 11, 2015
  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...
Hege Haukeland Member of Parliament Norway
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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
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...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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 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...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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,...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Four women, one seat. So far, the 2014 mayoral election in Paris is a single-sex contest. The two biggest parties have chosen their candidates: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), and Anne Hidalgo...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  Before India’s southern state of Karnataka went to the polls in May for legislative elections, IndiaSpend had reported on the low representation of women in the state legislature.       When we analysed the data on women MLAs across India, we...
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Yet just like the early weeks of a new hockey season, there’s still a long way to go to achieve true gender parity in Canadian politics. From the way Parliament is scheduled and debate is structured, to the way political parties and the media...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Hong Kong Chief Executive-Elect Leung Chun-ying plans to bar mainland Chinese women from giving birth in the city next year after an influx of mothers-to-be strained resources and stoked public discontent. The ban will apply to private...
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
On March 20, Haiti will hold the second round of its presidential and parliamentary elections.  The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.  In the Senate (Sénat) 30 members are elected by...