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Monday, November 10, 2008
Facing Challenges and Pioneering Feminist and Gender Studies: Women in Post-colonial and Today's Maghrib
This paper reveals the positive role that Maghribi women have been playing in the overall development of their countries. Four major interrelated domains where these achievements are significant are considered: women’s reproductive rights, women’s movements, women’s legal rights, and women’s...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Getting Our History Right: How Were the Equal Rights of Women and Men Included in the Charter of the United Nations?
The article analyzes the founding conference of the United Nations to find out how a nearly completely male-dominated assembly proclaimed the equal rights of men and women as part of the fundamental human rights. The participation and proceedings of the conference are studied on the basis of...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Reproductive Health and Rights in the United Nations – Normative Action Amidst Political Controversy and Religious Contestation
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 policymaking processes related to the large world conferences, particularly on population and women during...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
South Africa: Women and Local Government
This article describes the participation and representation of women in local government elections in South Africa.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Participation of Women in South Africa's First Democratic Election
This article describes the participation of women in the 1994 election in South Africa, and the particular difficulties women candidates faced during this election.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the relationship between gender and institutions. It also...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Talking of Gender: Words and Meanings in Development Organisations
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, remains problematic.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Promoting Gender Sensitivity in Local Governance in Ghana
This article looks at three collaborative projects between international development organisations and district assemblies throughout Ghana to promote gender sensitivity and increase the representation of women in local governance.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Women, Gender, and Conflict: Making the Connections
This article analyzes the different ways how armed conflict affects women and men. It examines the ways in which gender roles and relations between women and men are changed during and as a result of conflicts.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Development, Women and War: Feminist Perspectives
In these series of articles policy makers, practitioners, and academics discuss long-running conflicts around the world and highlight women's experiences and potential to contribute both to war and peace.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Networking and Advocacy Work in Uganda: Controlling the Agenda and Strategies of Resistance
This article examines the relationships between various actors in Uganda who have an interest in advocacy on gender issues.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Point of order, Mr Speaker: African Women Claiming Their Space in Parliament
At the close of the millennium, there is a wave of invigorating air sweeping across the African continent. The refreshing breeze can be felt in the form of women smashing the gendered 'glass ceiling' in a bid to overcome the cultural and structural barriers that impede their political careers. In...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Politics of the Marginalised: Dalits and Women's Activism in India
This article describes how caste identity determines the place that women activists are given by villagers in their fieldwork and within women's organisations. It also explores how Dalit women are using their caste identity, alongside their identity as village-level activists, to further their...
Monday, February 11, 2008
Women’s Efforts vs. Politicians’ Power
This article is about recent legislative efforts to introduce the 30 percent quota for women candidates in Mongolia and the struggle of mongolian women in adopting this legislation.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Strengthening Internal Political Party Democracy: Candidate Recruitment from a Gender Perspective
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 parliament should include a cross-section of society, but by and large, parliaments remain male dominated....
Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Peace and Conflict Gender Analysis: UNIFEM's Research in the Solomon Islands
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 gender analysis to shape peace processes would help solidify women’s gains in status and contribute...
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Effective party assistance: Stronger parties for better democracy
This policy paper calls for the party assistance community to develop joint principles for project needs assessment, monitoring of implementation and impact evaluation, that would make activities more effective and efficient.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Putting Gender Back on the Policy Agenda: Gender Equality and Political Participation in the Russian Federation
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 in the Russian policy agenda for achieving true democracy and building gender-equitable society.