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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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...
rutgers
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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-...
Rafik Halouani Mourakiboun's General Coordinator
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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 (...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
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...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
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...
Women for democracy
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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,...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
“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-...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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...
Friday, May 16, 2014
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...
Monday, January 13, 2014
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...
Friday, November 15, 2013
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...
Friday, August 30, 2013
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...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday released the final list of candidates who will run in the September 16 parliamentary elections, exactly a week ahead of the campaign trail. The majority of outgoing MPs are on the final list in the...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
This report aims at documenting the proceedings of the Sub-Regional Forum on Women’s Participation in Parliamentary Elections in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya; the three Arab countries which are going through a transition period to build democracy, since...
Monday, April 22, 2013
A report on the political, civil, economic and social rights of women in Egypt in 2012.   (We invite our users to read the complete report here)
Monday, October 15, 2012
In 2011-2012, the UNDP Romania CO has supported the Permanent Electoral Authority in identifying key entry points for advancing women participation in politics through the development of modern political party and electoral campaign financing, in...
Rumbidzai Nhundu
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Rumbidzai Nhundu is a multi-disciplinary Gender practitioner, with several years of hands-on professional experience on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment initiatives at national, regional and international levels. Competent in the area of...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Charting a Path for Political Equality in Asia is organized by UNDP (Country Office Mongolia and supported by the Asia-Pacific Regional Center and the Regional Bureau of the Asia Pacific) in collaboration with the National Committee on Gender...
Saturday, November 05, 2011
UNDP is organizing a Regional Forum on Equal Participation in Decision-Making (November 15-17, Istanbul), with co-funding from the UNDP-Japan Women in Development Fund. The Forum will explore opportunities to strengthen the capacities of the...
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
This eighth report on equality between men and women describes developments towards gender equality in the European Union in 2010. Last year was a significant year for the European Commission’s work of advancing gender equality. We adopted a Women’...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
A Joint Gender Review of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was commissioned by Sida together with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Irish Aid. The Review was carried out by Indevelop's Gender Experts between 1 April 2010...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
In October 2003, women won 4% of seats in Rwanda’s lower house of Parliament.  Having achieved near-parity in the representation of men and women its legislature, this small African country now ranks first among all countries of the world in terms...
Saturday, February 26, 2011
NDI‟s January to September 2010 constituency dialogues revealed significant consistencies in the concerns facing Cambodians across the program‟s 12 provinces: land conflicts; agricultural challenges, particularly irrigation needs and access to...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Women’s Lobby in Slovenia took active part in the EWL 50-50 Campaign for the election of the European parliament in 2009. The Women’s Lobby of Slovenia decided to organize and lead so called parallel electoral campaign. This report captures the...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
This code of conduct, agreed upon by the political parties of Macedonia, sets forth rules and standards for ensuring free and fair parliamentary elections. It focuses particularly on regulations relating to rule of law and electoral conduct.