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Thursday, August 17, 2017
New Kenya Parliament could be dissolved for having less than one-third women
More women have been elected to Parliament this year compared to 2013, but the 12th Parliament might be plunged into an unprecedented constitutional crisis of meeting the two-thirds gender rule. The full implementation of the two-thirds gender constitutional rule to guarantee gender balance and...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
No female MPs in Papua New Guinea's new parliament
Not one of Papua New Guinea’s 111 MPs will be female when the 10th parliament sits next month despite a record number of women candidates standing in the country’s chaotic general election. One-term MP and Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development Delilah Gore was the last woman in...
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Nepal: Including the excluded
When Bidya Devi Bhandari became Nepal’s first woman President in 2015, cynics dismissed her arguing that she was the widow of a political leader, it was a ceremonial position anyway, and one woman becoming head of state did not change the lives of millions of downtrodden women in Nepal. Then,...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Nepal: Call for women’s representation and leadership in local governance
Nepal — "I am contesting the upcoming election with my headscarf on, duly following the advice of my mother-in-law. But I have offered my full support to my daughter-in-law to contest the polls without the scarf" says Kausilya Tharu, 45, who came all the way from Bara district in western Nepal to...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Nepal election: The women who want to bring change
The first local elections in nearly 20 years are taking place in Nepal. Under the new constitution, local bodies have substantial clout - they will draft laws, collect certain taxes and even have some judicial powers. Nearly 20,000 women are standing for election in the first phase on 14 May. Women...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
New Zealand: Invercargill electorate candidates say women in politics is 'the new normal'
Invercargill has smashed through the glass ceiling, a candidate for the 2017 election says.  Four women are vying for the top spot in this year's election - but there's no sense among any of them that this is anything usual.  They've all had their share of leadership. National MP Sarah Dowie has...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
New female MPs set Western Australia Parliament record
The “boys club” environment at Parliament House has been blown out of the water as the biggest contingent of female Labor Party politicians descend on the institution. The new parliament is also set to boast the most women from all political persuasions to ever grace its musty halls, with counting...
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Nepal: Minority women to see big increase among elected in May local elections
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: One of the key demands of the people’s movement in 2006 was increased representation of women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities in various state structures. The local elections scheduled to be held on May 14 are set to largely address this demand.  At least 6,554...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
New Vacancy at UNDP: Internship at the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network
Intern – Elections (ACE Electoral Knowledge Network) (click here to access the opening) Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Application Deadline : 01-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA) Time left : 8d 11h 54m Type of Contract : Internship Post Level : Intern Languages...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
NDI's Report on Georgia’s October 2016 Parliamentary Elections
Georgia’s October 2016 parliamentary elections were characterized by an open political environment, a competitive campaign, overall results that were validated by credible observers, and some underlying problems that need concerted attention. NDI's final report draws attention to a set of...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative
Electoral violence subverts basic standards for democratic elections, which are a cornerstone of democratic governance. The effects, or even merely the threat, of violence can undermine the legitimacy of electoral results and broader political processes. Violence against women in elections is a...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative
Through its “Votes Without Violence” initiative, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is developing and testing new strategies to address violence against women in elections. Collecting needed data on this under-reported issue provides institutions, organizations and individuals the information...
Friday, August 05, 2016
New Trend in Women World Leaders?
Is there a new trend in women world leaders? This article tries to give an answer to this interesting question, with inputs from different organizations, including UN Women. Britain’s Theresa May recently took office as the first woman prime minister since Margaret Thatcher. This week, Hillary...
Monday, March 07, 2016
NDI launches Arabic language E-learning Platform
On March 2, 2016, the National Democratic Institute launched its new Arabic-language e-learning and training platform “Taalam Shaarek”, which means “learn participate” in English. The platform allows citizens to build their civic and political skills on topics such as campaign planning, elections,...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
New President of the Marshall Islands is the First Female Pacific Leader
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected a new president, former Education Minister Dr. Hilda Heine, the first female leader of any independent Pacific island nation. Dr. Heine stands out as the first Marshallese citizen to obtain a doctorate and one of just three women in parliament. For more...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
NDI's New Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women during Nigerian Elections
Violence against women takes many forms and it is a global phenomenon. It is the case, however, that during electoral processes violence against women is generally increased; the reason behind this trend is that the attention that the media pay to elections is often used as an amplifier for...
Presidential aspirant, Professor Remi Sonaiya, has expressed her wish to change the face of politics in Nigeria
Monday, March 23, 2015
Nigeria's only female presidential candidate done with cheerleading
Lagos (AFP) - The two main candidates for the governorship of Nigeria's Lagos state took to the stage, making a flurry of promises to the all-female audience at the select Cosmopolitan Women's Club. The men even pledged a 35 percent quota of women in the state government and initiatives on girls'...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Nigerian women asked to push for more political positions
The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has urged Nigerian women to partake in political activities in order to bring positive changes.   Mrs Ahmed made the call at Afon, the headquarters of Asa Local Government Area of the state while distributing empowerment materials to women...