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Monday, April 28, 2014
Do not boycott the elections: Motshekga, South Africa
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 League (YCL) and other alliance partners in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats. Motshekga says the youth has a...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
DRC Women Running for Office with Help from Global Women’s Network
iKNOW Politics, an online network dedicated to the advancement of women in politics around the world, has come to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s a country where women are significantly underrepresented politically and where, as the nation prepares for presidential and parliamentary...
Monday, March 21, 2011
Democracy With Women, For Women
This publication presents an overview and brief analysis of the first round of grants issued by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) in partnership with the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Both organizations are engaged in advancing gender equality and democratic governance around the world. The...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation
Drawing on its 25 years of experience in the women’s political participation field, NDI has released a new guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring more women into government and politics.  “In the modern world, women’s empowerment is not...
Friday, March 27, 2009
Deadline for Application: Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community. The one-year program targets dynamic young women interested in developing...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Decentralization and Women's Political Participation
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION CIRCLE 2011: The Discussion Circle on “Decentralization and Women's Political Participation” was initiated in 2008 and concluded in 2010. The members discussed on the importance to empower and involve women in local government as decision makers, planners and managers to...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracy at the Local Level in East and Southern Africa: Profiles in Governance
This report contains the findings and recommendations that emerged from the comprehensive evaluations of democracy at the local level in four cities in East and Southern Africa. The report also includes the Local Democracy Assessment Methodology developed by IDEA. In partnership with the African...
Friday, November 16, 2007
Democracy & Political Participation in the Context of UNR 1325
This opinion piece describes UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and the role of women in conflict zones. It also discusses challenges faced by women running for elections in post-conflict countries.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Democratic Elections: Human Rights, Public Confidence and Fair Competition
This document consists of two papers, "Electoral Operations, Human Rights and Public Confidence in a Democratic System" and "Electoral Campaigns and Pre-Election Issues: The 'Level Playing Field' and Genuine Elections." Both papers were presented at the 1994 African Election Administrators'...