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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
General election 2017: Chance of more women MPs in Wales?
Historically, snap elections are bad news for women's representation - so are we likely to see more female MPs from Wales at Westminster after 8 June? Diana Stirbu, Jac Larner and Laura McAllister of Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre investigate. Shortened processes of candidate...
Mariam Jack Denton
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Gambian Parliament picks a female lawyer as new speaker
The Gambia has a new speaker of parliament in the person of Mariama Diack Denton. She becomes the first speaker of a post-Jammeh era National Assembly. She takes over from Abdolie Bojang whose tenure expired ahead of the April 6th legislative polls. Mariama Diack Denton, a nominated member of the...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Government of Solomon Islands Supports Temporary Special Measure Policy for Women in Parliament
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has moved a Motion in Parliament to consider the White Paper on the proposed new election system for Solomon Islands. Apart from addressing some of the shortfalls in the current first past the post system, Prime Minister Sogavare says that one of the key purposes of...
Monday, April 10, 2017
Guide on Women’s Political Networks: Defining Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Fostering Change
Since 1995, the world average of women in parliament has grown from 11.3 percent to 22.7 percent. Although progress is slow going, multiple initiatives can be credited for building momentum behind equal representation. The Beijing Platform for Action, an agenda for women’s empowerment, is one...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
Quotas aren't anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Timothy Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and iKNOW Politics Expert Johanna Rickne in their paper. The abstract is provided below. Abstract We develop a model where party leaders choose the...
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Gender Equality Consultant with UNDP
Gender Equality Consultant Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Application Deadline : 19-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA) Time left : 11d 11h 30m Additional Category : Management Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant...
aws
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gender quotas do not pose a threat to “merit” at any stage of the political process
The UK Labour Party has long utilised All-Women candidate shortlists in an aim to ensure that female representation in the House of Commons increases. This has always been controversial, however it has been responsible for a noted increase in the number of female MPs in general and female Labour...
abu dhabi
Monday, December 12, 2016
Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament kicks off in Abu Dhabi
The Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament launched this morning in the United Arab Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi. The summit, which involves two days of forward-looking panels and debates in collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union is themed: ‘United for Shaping the Future’....
Westminster
Friday, December 02, 2016
Gender parity among MPs at risk of stalling, say women's groups
By Alexandra Topping Women and equalities minister Justine Greening says there is a danger that female representation will flatline at current 30%. Progress on the representation of women in Westminster is in danger of stalling, according to a group of MPs and campaigners. “I feel really strongly...
ipu
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Gender-sensitive reforms in parliament are necessary to eliminate violence against women
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) follows up its landmark study on sexism against women MPs with an initiative to advance gender-sensitive reforms in parliament. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, IPU launched an innovative approach that challenges parliaments...
not too young to run
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Global Campaign Promoting Right of Young People to Run for Public Office
Today the global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking place at United Nations Geneva.  The campaign, launched by a partnership consisting of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN...
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Gender Studies Panel: Priya's Shakti and Gender-Based Violence
The Gender Studies Program at The New School presents a panel discussion about gender-based violence and responses to it, featuringPriya's Shakti, a multimedia "augmented reality" project that integrates a print comic with digital animation to feature real-life stories and voices of Indian women...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Guide on Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality
The constitution-building process provides an extraordinary opportunity for women and gender-equality advocates to participate in the framing of democratic institutions. The Constitution Assessment for Women’s Equality helps users analyse a constitution or draft constitution from the perspective of...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Gender mainstreaming research services
Overview Promoting gender equality outcomes in parliament Gender equality and gender mainstreaming: key definitions Gender research: questions driving gender research across all policy areas Collecting and using sex–disaggregated data Gender analysis  
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Gender Justice Struggle in Egypt
When the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Regional Coalition for Middle East and North Africa met last month in Beirut, one seat was noticeably empty. While completing departure procedures at Cairo International Airport, authorities informed Mozn Hassan –passionate activist, co-founder and North...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Gender Equality in Elected Office: A Six-Step Action Plan
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has repeatedly stressed the importance of ensuring equal rights of men and women; accordingly, participating States have agreed to take all actions necessary to promote equally effective participation of men and women in political,...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
Gender equality is both an essential development goal in its own right and a driver of human development. International law recognizes that everyone has a right to participate in public life, but it remains an ongoing challenge to achieve women’s equal participation, especially in decision-making....
Friday, June 10, 2016
Gustavo Sibilla
The Buenos Aires Herald published its interview with the research director of ASAP (Argentine Association of Public Budget and Finance Administration) Gustavo Sibilla on 2 June 2016. Here is the interview: How many women are in public office in Argentina today? If we consider the “general universe...