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Friday, June 09, 2017
Record number of female MPs win seats in 2017 general election
More than 200 women have been elected to House of Commons, beating previous high of 196 over last parliament. There will be a record number of female MPs in the House of Commons after at least 207 women were elected in Thursday’s general election. The 2017 parliamentary intake will outnumber the...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Record 111 women ran in British Columbia election, just 34 elected
A record number of women ran in British Columbia's (B.C.) provincial election, but that failed to translate into an increase of women in the province's legislative assembly. While 111 women were on the ballot, only 34 were elected. Based on the current numbers, 39 per cent of MLAs elected were ...
Monday, April 24, 2017
RAU report finds that violence discourages young women from participating in politics in Zimbabwe
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has cited violence as a leading factor discouraging young women from actively participating in politics. Zimbabwe will hold general elections next year, and women participation is pivotal as they constitute 52% of the population. In a recent report titled “Do...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Resistance to Women’s Political Leadership: Problems and Advocated Solutions
This paper was submitted by Catherine M. Watuka, Executive Director of the NGO Women United for Social, Economic & Total Empowerment based in Kenya. The  purpose of this paper is to outline and evaluate the barriers women face in becoming representatives and the position of women in public and...
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Resisting Women’s Political Leadership: Theories, Data, Solutions
Over the last twenty years, the world has witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of women serving in elected and appointed political roles. Having more women in politics has been viewed in largely positive terms, as leading to attention to a wider range of policy issues, including those beneficial...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Report: Why Are Women Still Not Running for Public Office?
Extensive research shows that when women run for office, they perform just as well as men. Yet women remain severely under-represented in our political institutions. In this report, we argue that the fundamental reason for women’s under-representation is that they do not run for office. There is a...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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-...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Recommendations of the "Egyptian woman in Parliament 2015" Conference
The Arab Consultancy Office (ACO) in cooperation with the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR) has concluded a conference “Egyptian Woman in Parliament 2015” that was held in partnership with the European Union and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. The conference...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Running Start Job Opening: Staff Assistant
Running Start, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization training young women to run for political office, is calling for applications to fill the position of Staff Assistant in Washington, DC. Join Running Start’s small, dynamic team to train young women to run for political office Running Start’s...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Resident Director (Chief of Party): South Sudan
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking to hire a Resident Director/Chief of Party (COP) to support a forthcoming community engagement program in South Sudan. A commitment of three years is expected for this position. This position is contingent upon the...
Women for democracy
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Rebuilding the Gates for Women in Politics
By Ashwath komath It is reasonable to assume that the best political system for a woman to get into politics is democracy. Of course, this is arguable given that most democracies, including Western democracies have not been able to provide women with an equitable political representation and that...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Reasons women are not participating in politics
Unfriendly political environmental factors, culture, tradition and religious belief, low level of education as some of the barriers militating against Nigerian women’s participation in politics. Barriers, including gender discrimination, marginalised party policies, lack of confidence and self...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
“Recently, Uruguay has made headlines around the world by passing laws and measures considered progressive. However, on some basic issues we are still a long way from the headlines. We are more likely in the sidebars,” starts the ad starring well-known Uruguayan actor and journalist Christian Font...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the participation of women in decision-making in Uruguay.  We invite our users to read the full article...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Reforms stressed to strengthen women political leadership, Pakistan
Women political participation in Pakistan is constrained due to deep-rooted gender inequality and politics of patronage. There is need to not only sensitize political leadership but also introduce broader legislative and electoral reforms to strengthen women political leadership in Pakistan. This...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Referendum in Egypt
On January 14-15, 2014, Egypt will hold a constitutional referendum marking the first major step in the nation's most recent political roadmap outlined by interim President Adly Mansour following the removal of President Mohammed Morsi from power in July 2013.  Almost 800 international observers...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Rwanda: Women Leaders Elect New Representatives to Council
The National Women Council (NWC) has elected two new members to its board. Beatrice Mukasine and Liberatha Kakuze were elected to the council executive for a five-year term during a general assembly on Thursday at Nyandungu in Kigali. Mukasine was elected as the new national coordinator for NWC,...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Rwanda: Women Candidates Hit Campaign Trail With Pomp
Candidates aspiring to join parliament on the women ticket have since Monday campaigned in different districts upcountry. A total of women have hit the campaign trail in the race for the 24 slots reserved for women, in a college vote that will take place on September 18. The constituency in the...