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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Fundamentalisms, Globalization and Women’s Human Rights in Senegal
This article discusses women’s rights in Senegal through the prism of the country’s religion, culture and secularism. It also describes the globalization of women’s human rights and the response of fundamentalists to this issue.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Making Waves: How Young Women Can (and Do) Transform Organizations and Movements
This article describes the challenges faced by young women while doing women’s human rights and gender and development work. It also provides practical strategies for building strong multigenerational organizations and movements and includes case studies about institutions working with young women...
Monday, June 04, 2007
Political Representation of Women of South Asia
This report presents data and statistics on women's political participation in South Asia, revealing the low percentage of women's political participation. It discusses in detail the efforts of women in India to lobby for reserved-seat legislation and to launch a women's political party.
Monday, June 04, 2007
The Argentinean Women's Experience: From the First Quota Law in the World to the Feminist Power
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 quota laws. It also examines the strategies for and resistance to the adoption of gender quotas as...
Monday, June 04, 2007
Bella Abzug Left Global Vision of Women’s Equality
This article celebrates the life and work of Bella Abzug, co-founder of the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). It highlights her achievements in advancing women's rights and equality.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Gender Differences In Mobilization For Collective Action: Case Studies Of Villages In Northern Nigeria
This research paper focuses on gender and social capital in northern Nigeria and attempts to fill some of the knowledge gaps withing existing gender relations. It discusses the impact of gender roles on collective action and access to resources.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Strengthening Democracy Through Women's Political Participation
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 reform; the participation of women in politics and other sectors of society; governance reform in the...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Standing the Test of Time: Economic Growth, Gender Inequalities and Poverty Reduction in the Dominican Republic (DR)
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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security (Issue 3/2003)
This issue of "Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security" contains several articles that seek to stimulate debate regarding the positive contributions that women make on peace and security issues in Africa. The authors address two main issues: first, the risks and challenges that women face...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The Rise of Women Leaders in the Philippines: A Study of Corazon Aquino & Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Despite the Philippines’ patriarchal institutions, narrow elite class, and repression of women, other social variables such as family ties, the Catholic Church, corruption, and gender symbolism have provided an opening for women to enter into the male-dominated political arena. This paper focuses...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Young Women Leaders: A Real Trend or Utopia?
This essay discusses the importance of young women leaders to influence Malaysian politics and issues a challenge to young women leaders to strengthen the forces of democracy.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Women in Local Governments in Asia and the Pacific: A Comparative Analysis of Thirteen Countries
By providing an overview of the current situation of women in local governments in the Asia-Pacific region, this presentation identifies the factors that affect their involvement in local government; discusses the impact of women as transformative leaders; and offers proposals for change. This...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Does Size Matter? Critical Mass and Women MPs in the New-Zealand House of Representatives
Citing examples from the New Zealand House of Representatives, this paper tests the claim that women can influence political decisions only once they achieve a critical mass within legislative bodies. The conclusion is that the possible impact of women in parliaments cannot be determined by numbers...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Orientations of Women Public Administrators of Orissa, India
This survey on the opinions of female senior public administrators in Orissa, India, reveals the degree of women administrators' awareness of and interest in public administration university degree programs and public administration journals. It also reveals their opinion on the relevance of public...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Why Women, What Politics
This paper attempts to explain the obstacles to women's public and political power in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights the need for gender-sensitive politics and lists several reasons why women's participation is important in the political sphere. It also offers suggestions for increasing...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Issues in Women's Political Empowerment in the Asia-Pacific Region
This paper assesses the status, critical issues, and future directions of women’s political participation in the Asia-Pacific region four years after the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action. It attempts to identify what hinders women’s access to power and participation in decision-making. It...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Women Politicians: A Global Force for Peace
This paper argues that democratic participation, human rights, and gender equality are crucial elements for the long-term process of peace-building. It includes suggestions for how women parliamentarians can use their powers of persuasion to negotiate for peace.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Transformative Leadership in the 21st Century
By describing the concepts of transformative leadership and transformative politics, this paper explains the importance of women’s leadership and highlights the roles they can play in transforming politics and governance. It also describes obstacles to transformation and lists several concrete...