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Friday, September 29, 2017
Taking women, peace and security to the next level in Africa
African advocates, pioneers, and thought leaders of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, together with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, took stock of the achievements and challenges for women building sustainable peace on the continent at a high-level event on 22 September during the...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Toolkit: Advancing Women Leaders in Africa
In March 2017, Dr. Joyce Banda launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the crux of her research while serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  As a woman leader and former President of Malawi, Dr. Banda knows the barriers facing...
Edelfriede Barbosa Almeida
Monday, January 19, 2015
The impact of Beijing: Gender equality as a political issue
Edelfride Barbosa Almeida is an economist and founding member of one of the first NGOs in Cabo Verde to promote gender equality, Morabi. She participated in the parallel forum of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held specifically for NGOs, in Huairou, China and is the current President of the...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The role of the electoral management system in Namibia
This case study outlines the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s (ECN) efforts to take gender in electoral processes into account in its electoral legal reform consultations that took place between 2011 and 2014. The ECN completed its nation-wide consultations on the electoral legal reforms in March...
Friday, October 31, 2014
The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women's Policy Conference
  Register Now!   Friday, November 7, 2014 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA Join women and men from across the region at the first biannual New England Women's Policy Conference being co-...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Essence of Real Women: Those South Africa should celebrate
All too often, we measure our progress in the process of gender empowerment by counting the number of woman politicians in Parliament and Cabinet. There is also now a new dynamic in ANC politics with talk of the prospect of a woman leading the organisation and the country next. At first it looked...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Tanzania: Women Urged to Compete in Polls
Women in Zanzibar will have more courage to take part in future elections, should the BRIDGE training introduced in Zanzibar be effective. Speaking at the opening of the five-day BRIDGE training on 'Gender and Elections' to members of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) and women activists,...
Monday, May 05, 2014
The Political and Economic Power of Women
Article at a glance Women’s participation in politics and decision-making benefits entire societies, though they are still underrepresented in most government bodies around the world. Women are not just beneficiaries of development — they are also agents of transformation. Investments in women...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are five things Nelson Mandela did to advance female...
Friday, May 03, 2013
Tanzania: Why Zanzibar Leadership Still Has Few Women
THE number of women in leadership worldwide has gradually been increasing, but in some communities like Zanzibar more efforts are required to increase the representation of women in decision-making groups. Pressure groups and women rights activists have been pushing policy makers and the government...
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Road is Wet with Tears
A brief report on all female African Presidents and would be presidents till date. (Available at: Africa Review)
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Tanzania: Tanzanian speaker encourages women to look beyond quota
Tanzanian National Assembly Speaker Anne Makinda has urged women to look beyond their allotted 30% quota in the National Assembly and seek full 50% representation by participating in elections in constituencies, Tanzania's Daily News reported Monday (August 6th). "You must not fear and we cannot...
Monday, April 07, 2008
The Rise of Women in Parliaments in Sub-Saharan Africa
This consolidated response discusses factors stimulating the advancement of women in politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the highlighted factors include gender quotas in politics, national women’s movements, and the spillover effect of democratic values throughout the continent.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Implementation of Quotas: African Experiences
This case study examines the experiences with quota implementation on the African continent. It provides information about the use of gender quotas as an instrument to increase women’s political representation in Africa, and includes case studies from Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia...
Monday, February 12, 2007
The Enhancement of Women’s Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-Conflict Countries: The Case of Rwanda
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 to women's empowerment, the changes ushered in by the new constitutional provisions, the role of...