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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’
Malawi’s President Joyce Banda has vowed to get to the bottom of a corruption scandal where more than 100 million dollars were suspected to have been looted from the government since 2006. She is currently campaigning ahead of the country’s May tripartite elections. This southern African nation...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Quotas best way to elect more women
Women's representation in parliaments is most likely to increase where there is some sort of system of quotas, an analysis of international elections held last year shows. However, the US bucked the trend by recording an historic number of women elected without any kind of quotas, the study by the...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Quotas for Women in Government Remain Key in Mali
“I have always wanted to represent the people in my area as a ward councillor, but l gave up this dream because I was afraid to contest against men, thinking that I cannot win.” Sarah Kulemeka of the Ntcheu district also gave up on this dream because she could not afford the nomination fee. Many...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Quick Entry Points to Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Democratic Governance Clusters
This paper explores some of most common questions on gender and develops a human rights-based approach to practical tools for democratic governance practitioners in terms of gender programming per Cluster. It also discusses strengthening responsive government institutions by working with local...