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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Book: Has Democracy Failed Women?
Why are women still under-represented in politics? Can we speak of democracy when women are not fully included in political decision-making? Some argue that we are on the right track to full gender equality in politics, while others talk about women hitting the glass ceiling or being included in...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Building skills for youth political participation in Guinea, by NDI
Approximately 60 percent of Guinea’s population is under the age of 24, but young people in the West African nation continue to be underrepresented in politics. Their interests and priorities are largely ignored in policies and electoral strategies. More often than not, youth interested in politics...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
BBC Podcast: General Election 2017 and women at Westminster
What impact is the snap Election having on the selection of female candidates? With less than 7 weeks to go some parties are changing the way they're choosing who'll contest seats. Will women win or lose out on better representation at Westminster? Joining presenter Jane Garvey, Conservative MP...
Financing for Gender Equality
Monday, April 10, 2017
Book on Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women’s Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting
This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the application of gender-responsive budgeting in public...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Bringing the voices of women parliamentarians to CSW 61
The IPU held several events during the first week of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place in New York from 13 to 24 March. IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong and the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka held a joint press conference on...
Friday, March 24, 2017
Book: Women's Activism in Africa, Struggles for Rights and Representation
This book is an overview of women’s activism and political struggles in contemporary Africa, and the ways in which the continent's women are shaping the struggle for women’s rights internationally. Throughout Africa, growing numbers of women are coming together and making their voices heard,...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
BRIDGE Trainings on Gender & Elections, and Media & Elections in Haiti
By Marie Doucey International IDEA and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with the support of the Swiss Confederation and USAID, organized two BRIDGE workshops in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on gender and elections and on media and elections. BRIDGE (Building Resources in...
Nepal
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Building durable peace: Women’s role is vital
By Sophie Kemkhadze, UNDP Nepal Country Director Ten years have passed since Nepal ended its decade-long conflict. These last ten years have been not only an opportunity for Nepal to build and maintain peace, but it’s been a time of reflection and transformation. One vital reflection is that women...
India
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Breaking through India's glass ceiling
By Sameer HashmiIndia, Business reporter, BBC News  "Things are changing - but I don't think enough has happened." Arundhati Bhattacharya is talking about the need for more women on the boards of Indian companies. And as the first female boss of India's largest public sector bank, State Bank of...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Brazil: The City 50-50 Platform
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute and the Research Group on Democracy and...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration is Helping Women to Access the Labor Market
Bahrain Institute for Public Administration (BIPA) Director-General Raed Mohammed Bin Shams recently announced endeavors to help Bahraini women develop tools to grow into positions of leadership, a strategy that falls in line with the goals of the Reform Plan of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
BRICS Women Parliamentarian Forum
42 delegates from BRICS countries will be attending a two-day meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarian Forum to be inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in Jaipur on Saturday. “A total of 42 delegates from the BRICS countries are attending the meeting which will have different plenary...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Barack Obama: "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"
President Barack Obama published an article on Glamour magazine, where he explains his views on feminism and women’s empowerment. There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Bianca Sitzer
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political engagement, the program is designed to teach...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Book: Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa
Unexpected and transformative revolutions broke off in North Africa and quickly spread to the Middle East and the rest of the world in 2010 and 2011. Spontaneous, leaderless, youth-driven, and backed by social media, these revolutions called for karamah (dignity) and democracy. Centering on women’s...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Book: The Highest Glass Ceiling, Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Victoria Woodhull in 1872, Margaret Chase Smith in 1964, and Shirley Chisolm in 1972 – well before Hillary, for close to a century and a half, these and many other women mounted runs for the U.S. presidency. In this book, Ellen Fitzpatrick reveals that today’s obstacles and challenges are not very...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership
Women have been leaders throughout history, and today the tradition of volunteer female leadership continues to flourish. Yet in terms of paid leadership, women’s elevation to top positions is relatively rare. Why do men still vastly outnumber women in these positions? The American Association of...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Barriers women face in Tunisian politics
This article was originally published by International IDEA here. By Hamza Amor, Associate programme officer, Tunis office. Since starting its transition to democracy in 2011 Tunisia has been heralded as success story in the region. Since the 2014 national elections the country has worked to...