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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Indigenous Woman Will Run For Mexican Presidential Elections
MEXICO CITY — Mexico will hold its presidential elections next year. And for the first time, an indigenous woman is running for the office. More than 50 indigenous communities from the National Indigenous Council (CNI) have designated their candidate for the Mexican presidential elections: a 53-...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ikram Ben Said
Ikram Ben Said is a women’s rights advocate and Founder of “Aswat Nissa” (Voices of Women), a Tunisian nonprofit promoting women’s active participation in the political and policy-making spheres while fighting against all forms of discriminations and violence against women. Her latest initiative “...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
International IDEA: Politically empowering women for democracy
This year’s International Women’s Day’s theme, “Be Bold for Change”, is a call to forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world. In particular, it calls for groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women. International IDEA has been at the forefront of...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
India: Women winning fewer seats in Uttar Pradesh elections
Poor, populous Uttar Pradesh (UP) was the first Indian state to have a female chief minister–Sucheta Kriplani from 1963 to 1967–but this pioneering effort has not improved prospects for women in elections. As voter turnout has risen, more competitors have stood against women candidates, fewer women...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
International IDEA Vacancy: Senior Programme Manager - Electoral Processes
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Infographic: Women's Political Participation in Georgia's 2016 Elections by the Numbers
Polls show that Georgians would like to see more women in their parliament. Currently, women make up 12 percent of the Georgian legislature, behind the average of 25.8 percent for European countries and placing Georgia at 147 of 194 countries worldwide in women’s political representation. The...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Integrating Women into Election Observation
This article was written by Sarah Cooper, the National Democratic Institute.  Election observation initiatives are most effective when their findings are not only valid but also—more importantly—accepted as such by the majority of citizens. Observation teams should reflect the diversity of the...
Friday, August 05, 2016
International IDEA published a new vacancy: Conceptual Design of E-Parliament in Bhutan
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1995, with 29 Member States, which aims to support sustainable democracy worldwide and assist in the development of institutions and the culture of democracy....
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Iran elections: record 6% women elected
Iranian voters elected a record number of women to parliament since before the 1979 Islamic revolution. The 17 women elected make up 6% of the new cohort of 290 MPs. Only 16 cleric MPs have been voted in, meaning the new parliament will include more women than religious leaders. The BBC's Kasra...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Interactive map of women in American State Legislatures for 2016
Approximately 1,809 women serve in the 50 American state legislatures at the beginning of the 2016 legislative session. This means that women make up 24.5 percent of all state legislators nationwide. This represents little change from the 2015 session's ratio of 24.4 percent. Click here to access...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Improvements for women in politics in Samoa
Following her appointment as Deputy Leader of Samoa’s Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), Fiame Mataafa was named Deputy Prime Minister, the first Samoan woman to hold that position. She is also the minister for natural resources and environment. Faimalotoa Kika Lemaima Stowers was appointed...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Ireland's Prime Minister, Mr. Enda Kenny, declares his intention to constitute a parity government if he wins the elections
Ireland’s Prime Minister, or Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, has recently declared his intentions to constitute a parity government if he is to continue in power after the next elections. In his own words, ‘I would like to think that we could have an even split at cabinet level, 50-50 men and women, and...
Monday, December 07, 2015
iKNOW Politics Interview of Rafik Halouani
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (NDI) Democracy Awards for 2015: ndi.org/democracy-...
Monday, November 23, 2015
iKNOW Politics Interview with José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
iKNOW Politics ha entrevistado al ex Presidente del Gobierno de España, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero. // iKNOW Politics has interviewed the former President of the Spanish Government, J.L. Rodríguez Zapatero.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Introducing Saudi Arabia’s first women candidates
For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a country known for neither its elections tradition nor women emancipation, the names of the first female candidates to present themselves in the municipal elections have been unveiled. More than 1,000 women have come forward across the country, far more than...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
International Consultant on Gender Equality in Parliamentary and Electoral Development Issues, Home-based with 3 missions to Chisinau, Moldova
Background UNDP Moldova Programme 'Improving the Quality of Moldovan Democracy through Electoral and Parliamentary Support' (further referred to as 'Programme') is a multi-year institutional development project that aims to support the institutional consolidation of the Moldovan Parliament and...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Improving Electoral Practices: Case Studies and Practical Approaches
Calls for the integrity of elections urge governments and international actors to attach importance to the professionalism of electoral management bodies, the regulation of political finance and the promotion of equal participation and representation of women and marginalized groups. Measures aimed...
Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “historic” step in a mission to “guarantee...