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This presentation was shown at the side event on "Women in Parliament: Better Parliaments, Stronger Democracies" at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women by iKNOW Politics expert, Mona Lena...
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This article looks at three collaborative projects between international development organisations and district assemblies throughout Ghana to promote gender sensitivity and increase the...
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This article analyzes the efforts and strategies used to make UN institutions change in a woman-friendly way. It also includes lessons learned from the strategies used to advocate for stronger women'...
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Women make up over half of the world’s population – but they hold only about one-fifth of the seats in national legislatures across the globe. American foreign policies are pushing to increase this...
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This article discusses the implications of unequal political representation and participation of women and men in the Russian Federation. It also describes the importance of including gender issues...

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The article follows the evolution of norms and policies related to reproductive health and rights in the United Nations from the first decades after World War II to 2007. The focus is on the...

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This article describes the participation and representation of women in local government elections in South Africa.
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This article provides a snapshot about the process of growth in the Dominican Republic and how matters of inequalities impact upon gender dynamics and women's status.
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This document contains the reports from four panels featured in the seminar, "Emerging Issues in Asia," held in April 1999. These panels focused on effective strategies for human rights and legal...
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This report examines the significance of gender to governance; explores the new structures created by Rwanda's transitional government to increase women's participation in the political arena; and...
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The premise of this paper is that political parties cannot claim to be democratic unless they are inclusive and representative of the population they represent. The candidates parties send to...
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This case study examines the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) efforts to promote women’s participation in parliament. It focuses particularly on the use of quotas and the role of international...

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This article reflects on the vocabulary commonly used within development organisations to communicate about 'gender and development'. It argues that the relevant terminology, though frequently used,...
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This paper describes the experience of Argentina with gender quotas. It discusses the factors that led to its implementation, focusing particularly on the role of women in ensuring the adoption of...
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This paper analyzes the progress made in Rwanda with respect to women's political participation after the adoption of the new Rwandan Constitution. It looks at Rwanda's current political commitment...
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Despite the steps towards gender responsive budgeting, the budgetary allocations for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment show a decline. Not only has the magnitude of the gender budget...
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This paper focuses on the quantitative aspect of women's participation in parliaments. It provides an overview of the gains relating to women's access to parliaments and executive bodies, and...
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This article describes the participation of women in the 1994 election in South Africa, and the particular difficulties women candidates faced during this election.
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This paper, published in Gender and Development, discusses the research methodology and results of the 2005 Peace and Conflict Gender Analysis conducted by UNIFEM in the Solomon Islands. The use of...
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The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the persistent obstacles to women’s and ethnic minority representation in politics, and to examine conditions and strategies across various...