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Thursday, August 03, 2017
UNDP Online Course on Enhancing Women’s Participation Throughout the Electoral Cycle
UNDP has developed a self-paced e-learning course on Enhancing Women’s Political Participation throughout the Electoral Cycle that consists of six modules, covering the three phases of the electoral cycle, as well as an introduction, a summary and a module dedicated to internal EMB structures and...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UN Job Opening: Senior Electoral Officer
Job Opening (click here for more information) Posting Title: SENIOR ELECTORAL OFFICER Job Code Title: SENIOR ELECTORAL OFFICER Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO Duty Station: Field Locations Posting Period: 07 November 2016 - 07 December 2016 Job Opening...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UN Job Opening: Principal Electoral Affairs Officer
Job Opening (click here for more information)   Posting Title: PRINCIPAL ELECTORAL AFFAIRS OFFICER Job Code Title: PRINCIPAL ELECTORAL AFFAIRS OFFICER Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO Duty Station: Field Locations Posting Period: 07 November 2016 - 07...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and...
Friday, January 08, 2016
United Nations and the Network of Women in Plural urge for justice after the murder of the mayor of Temixco
After an election campaign that had acrimoniously questioned the relevance of the political participation of women, the last elections in Mexico to renew the local Congress in Morelos resulted in the election of six local deputies and six mayors. One of these mayors was Gisela Raquel Mota Ocampo,...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
UN Women: Elections and political participation specialist
  Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human...
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Thursday, April 09, 2015
UNDP is preparing women to contest in the upcoming elections in Bougainville
UNDP has been providing training to 25 aspiring women, offering information on advocacy and lobbying tools, and also a chance to network.  To listen to Julie Bukikkun, UNDP Assistant Representative for Governance in UNDP PNG Country Office, speaking on ABC Radio Australia about how and why women...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
UN support to electoral system design and reform
This directive sets out UN policy for providing support to the design or reform of an electoral system, or parts of an electoral system.  Given that the issue of representation goes to the heart of democratic governance, this policy directive is highly relevant not only for UNDP electoral...
Monday, July 29, 2013
USA: Why are there so few women in the Michigan legislature?
Women are outnumbered in state legislatures around the country, particularly in Michigan, where female representation is at its lowest point in more than two decades. As MLive reported Sunday, women inside and outside the state legislature are working to recruit new female candidates. But as of...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
UNDP Lebanon: EU-funded workshop for stronger participation by women in political life
On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut -where local candidates, activists and members from the international community came together to discuss how different electoral systems may...
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
UN Women:Asia-Pacific calls for urgent increase to low participation of women in politics
In one of the regions with the lowest number of women in politics, both governmental and non-governmental leaders met in Beijing for the first “Asia-Pacific Workshop on Promoting and Monitoring Women’s Political Participation.” Jointly organized by UN Women China and the All-China Women’s...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
UNDP invites you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s Political Participation and Leadership
Warm greetings from the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Center’s (UNDP APRC) Gender and Democratic Governance Teams in Bangkok. We are pleased to invite you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s Political Participation and Leadership which aims to...
Monday, August 06, 2012
UNDP: Consultant to support development of a gender policy for the INEC in Nigeria
Location : Abuja, NIGERIA Application Deadline : 08-Aug-12 Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 13-Aug-2012 Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months Refer a...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
UN Women: Following elections, proportion of Senegal’s female parliamentarians almost doubles
The number of female elected parliamentarians in Senegal’s National Assembly has almost doubled thanks to the impact of new parity laws on the July elections With 44.6 per cent of female parliamentarians, Senegal has come close to achieving parity in its National Assembly. 64 women now occupy a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
United States: Op-Ed: Women Are Never Front-Runners
The United States can no longer afford to choose its leaders from a talent pool limited by sex, race, money, powerful fathers and paper degrees, argues Gloria Steinem in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. Read Gloria Steinem's op-ed piece in the New York Times (8 January 2008).
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
United Kingdom: Women MP candidate quotas proposed
Obligatory quotas for the number of women put forward for selection as a parliamentary candidate by each political party have been proposed. The conference on diversity issues was commissioned by the prime minister. It wants the parties either to improve the representation of women at the 2010...
Friday, October 07, 2011
Unseeing Eyes: Media Coverage and Gender in Latin American Elections
In a society where mass media is the main venue for political information and electoral competition, limited visibility during a campaign can be challenging to a candidate and limit the possibilities of being elected. This study covers five countries in Latin America and identifies differences and...
Friday, September 16, 2011
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: legislative elections
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President KHALIFA bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan * •Head of Government: Prime Minister MUHAMMAD bin Rashid al-Maktum •Assembly: United Arab Emirates has a unicameral Federal National Council (Majlis al-Ittihad al-Watani) with 40 seats. * The president is...