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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...
Many lessons can be learned from South African women who rose as leaders even when it was dangerous to do so, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday. In a speech prepared for delivery at a...

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Why Should You Attend? Be part of over 200 women in politics gathering to discuss solutions to reach 50/50 representation of women in top political positions. You will have the opportunity...

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As part of its programme to support parliaments in addressing all forms of violence against women, the IPU is organizing, with the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania, a seminar for East...

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Guide / Training Material Resource
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and...
Photo credit: Jacoline Prinsloo South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma won a tight fought vote to become the new head of the African Union Commission, the first woman to hold the post, African...

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Report / White Paper Resource
Budgeting to Fulfill International Gender Commitments by Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE).UNIFEM 2004 This booklet was commissioned by the Southern African Regional Office...

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From November 14-17, 2008, up to 1,500 women's rights leaders and activists from around the world will converge on Cape Town, South Africa at the 11th AWID International Forum to discuss the power of...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report addresses gender equality and women’s human rights in the UK and the European Community development cooperation programmes in South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Six case studies are...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights various types of quotas adopted in African countries and provides details on the implementation of quotas under different electoral systems. The response also...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response includes descriptions of family and proxy voting and provides recommendations on how to eliminate family voting through holding trainings and public awareness campaigns,...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response illustrates the key steps to establishing a women’s party section as recommended by iKNOW Politics Experts as well as by scholars and practitioners in this field. The key...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights recommendations on how to empower independent women candidates to succeed in elections. These recommendations include providing training sessions, working with...
Full text of the 1996 Constitution of South Africa.  
Guide / Training Material Resource
This publication provides a set of guiding principles for constitutional reform based on practical experiences of constitutional reform processes in a number of countries (Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia...

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 Women leaders in Parliament have called on female MPs to influence decisions on the adoption of tough policy measures to curb gender-based violence. Chairperson of the multi-party women’s caucus in...
African women make less than one percent of the senior counsel in the legal profession in South Africa, the Sunday Times reported. Of the 473 senior counsel from whose ranks candidate judges are...
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Financing for Development: Aid Effectiveness and Gender-Responsive Budgets Background paper prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat in May 2007 by Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social...

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Gender Links and the Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC) is offering a Gender and Media Literacy course, which is "based on the general principles of media literacy: that any citizen in today’s...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This primer outlines the major obstacles and barriers women face in accessing justice and suggests strategies and interventions to overcome these challenges. Gender mainstreaming is not a goal in...

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