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Monday, February 29, 2016
Documentary "Power in our Pockets: Social Media, Money and Politics in the Digital Age"
Both men and women politicians need money because it is critical for communicating with constituents. Political parties, candidates and other electoral institutions need funding to carry out tasks including campaigns. Money can also have a serious impact on fair political participation and...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Demands of Greater Political Participation for Women on Paraguayan Women's Day
On the occasion of the Day of the Paraguayan Women, celebrated today, 24 February, a group of female workers have called for a greater participation of women in politics in Paraguay, in order to improve their social rights. Most of these women are in the informal economy, and many of them are...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Declaration on Political Harassment and Violence Against Women
The Declaration on Political Harassment and Violence Against Women was issued in the framework of the Convention of Belém do Pará, held in October 2015, highlights the urgency of dealing with the multiple manifestations of harassment and violence suffered by women on the political level, calling to...
Monday, January 25, 2016
Does Tunisia deserve its reputation as the Arab leader on women's rights?
Among Arab nations, Tunisia has forged itself a reputation over the decades for being a leader in the MENA region on women’s rights and freedoms. Amnesty International wanted to see if that reputation stood up to scrutiny as it analyzed the country’s progress in terms of legislation and practice....
UN Women
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works 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...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Do women make political parties more successful?
  The ideology and internal organization of political parties affect how different societal needs, interests and social demands are represented. Some parties have been great advocates of gender equality and promoting women in their candidate lists through either quotas or alternation rules. However...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Despite trailblazing victories by women, many girls reluctant to enter politics
 The midterm elections brought landmark victories for female candidates. North country voters elected the first female sheriff in New York and the youngest female congresswoman in U.S. history. Yet even with more women than ever sitting in positions of political power, a recent study by the Girl...
Quotas for female politicians, elections in Brazil
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Do Quotas for Female Politicians Work?
Photo-Paulo Whitaker/Reuters SÃO PAULO—This year, for the first time in Brazil’s history, two women—incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and former environment minister Marina Silva—had a serious chance of winning the presidency. Marina, who sought the country’s highest office after the death of her...
Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields
Sunday, August 10, 2014
David Cameron brings tranche of young, tech-friendly women into the House of Lords (UK)
From top left, clockwise: Dido Harding, Karren Brady, Nosheena Mobarik and Joanna Shields  Photo: PA/Bloomberg A host of young, digitally savvy women are being made peers by David Cameron including the head of telecoms company and a former Google executive. Seven of 12 new Conservative peers...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Don’t like the number of women in politics? Step up and change it
Like many Australian women, Nicola Quin has become disillusioned with the number of women in parliament, both at the Federal level and in her home state of Victoria where women hold just 30% of parliamentary positions. But upon realising there was little hope for much change in female...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Democrats look for money and votes from women (USA)
With just 99 days to go until election day in November, political parties and candidates are all hard at work, looking for votes. Democrats want to make sure they get as many women's votes as they can. So they brought national Democratic Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida) to...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Drive for more women in upcoming elections, Fiji
This was discussed at the Fiji Women’s Forum Candidate Strengthening Workshop in the Holiday Inn in Suva, today. Representatives from Political parties met to discuss and support the women candidates that have been announced or with the intention of running through the political party. FemLink...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Diversity in parliaments: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous people
Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 35 parliamentarians between March and November 2009. Interviews were designed to gather data on (a) the ways in which members of minority and indigenous groups become parliamentarians, (b) the experiences of members of minority and indigenous groups...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Democracy and Gender Equality: The Role of the UN
Women’s participation is a central element of democracy, and the nature and degree of women’s participation is a key indicator of the quality of democratic culture. A high-level roundtable convened in 2011 gathered 150 policymakers, practitioners and academics working on various aspects of gender...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Democracy and Gender Equality: The Role of the UN
Women’s participation is a central element of democracy, and the nature and degree of women’s participation is a key indicator of the quality of democratic culture. A high-level roundtable convened in 2011 gathered 150 policymakers, practitioners and academics working on various aspects of gender...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and Legislation
The attached report was submitted by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights to the CEDAW (Convention for the Eliminatin of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, registered with the Bahraini Ministry of Labor and...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Do not boycott the elections: Motshekga, South Africa
ANC Women's League President, Angie Motshekga, has called on young people not to heed calls to boycott upcoming elections. She was speaking at a Freedom Day rally organised by the Young Communist League (YCL) and other alliance partners in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats. Motshekga says the youth has a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Depoliticisation, fiscal autonomy can improve police
What’s the role of the police in a community? Is it to serve the citizens by ensuring their security or to maintain public order by coercive power?  Lawyers, human rights activists, journalists and citizen-based groups deliberated over these vital questions on Monday in a seminar where they...