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The iKNOW Politics Team welcomes you to our Library! We have the strong commitment of making available, for free, relevant resources and publications related to the political empowerment of women and support women politicians, practitioners, academics, experts, and the general public alike. Currently we have more than 9 different resources, searchable below by keyword, type of resource and thematic. Interested in region or country-specific resources? Please visit our homepage and use our word map! Please send us your feedback and to connect@iknowpolitics.org. We hope you will enjoy the iKNOW Politics online library!

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Monday, April 28, 2014
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...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
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...
Monday, March 21, 2011
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...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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...
Friday, March 27, 2009
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...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
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...
Friday, November 16, 2007
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
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...