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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Engaging young people and women in European Parliament elections
This Discussion Paper puts together relevant data on the inclusion of young people and women in European Parliament elections. It is focused on two pitfalls of EU electoral democracy: voter absenteeism on the part of young people, and the under-...
Friday, March 15, 2019
Egypt: Position paper by Nazra on the constitutional amendments and women in politics
The government's disposition toward citizens' rights and freedoms is a measure of its openness and an indicator of the type of relationship it holds with them. The constitution stands as the most powerful reflection of that relationship. Egypt...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Explore women’s activism from generations past and present
A single moment can spark a revolution, collective actions can transform laws, creative expression can change attitudes and an invention can alter the course of history. It’s these threads that weave together to propel the women’s movement — even in...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
European Commission's Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019
Promoting gender equality is a core activity for the EU: equality between women and men is a fundamental EU value, an EU objective and a driver for economic growth. The Union shall aim to promote equality between men and women in all its activities...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
European Elections 2014: Gender Perspective
Voters in the EU will elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament during the European elections of 22-25 May 2014. The new European Parliament, representing the interests of over 500 million citizens, will shape European legislation over the...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Electoral Gender Quota Systems and their Implementation in Europe
The note is an updated version of the 2011 study Electoral Gender Quotas and Their Implementation in Europe (PE 408.309), and it maps the diffusion of electoral gender quotas in the 30 EU/EEA countries and evaluates the effectiveness of different...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ending Violence Against Women
Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Besides affecting their well-being, it prevents them from realising their full potential in society. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term physical, sexual and...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Enhancing youth political participation throughout the electoral cycle
The inclusion of youth in formal politics is important, as the 2011/2012 arab States popular uprisings and various occupy movements have demonstrated. In countries in transition, fresh ideas and new leadership can help to overcome authoritarian...
Monday, October 28, 2013
EU guidelines on violence against women and girls and combating all forms of discrimination against them
These guidelines are based on a solid multilateral acquis, the most recent milestones of which are the UN Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of violence against women (2006), the work on indicators on violence carried out by Ms Yakin...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Engendering Budgets: A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding and Implementing Gender-Responsive
This practical guide by Debbie Budlender and Guy Hewitt, based on experiences of past gender budget initiatives, provides a comprehensive outline of how to engender budgets. Intended for practitioners of any level, this gender budgets handbook...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Enhancing Women Empowerment through Information and Communication Technology
Across the globe, countries have recognized Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an effective tool in catalyzing the economic activity in efficient governance, and in developing human resources. There is a growing recognition of the...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Elections in Egypt: The Electoral Framework in Egypt’s Continuing Transition: February 2011 – September 2013
Egypt has been undergoing a tumultuous, uncertain democratic transition for more than two years. Inspired by the events in Tunisia, Egyptians organized and participated in mass protests to oust President Hosni Mubarak. When he stepped down on...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Enhancing Women Empowerment through Information and Communication Technology in India
Across the globe, countries have recognized Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an effective tool in catalyzing the economic activity in efficient governance, and in developing human resources...A large group of working women of India...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Equal Participation of Women and Men in Decision-Making Processes, with Particular Emphasis on Political Participation and Leadership
Report of the Expert Group Meeting held in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia on 24 – 27 October 2005 I. INTRODUCTION 1. In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2001-2006, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider “Equal...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Electoral Politics: Making Quotas Work for Women
This book focuses on the long struggle against women's political exclusion. The authors examine a wide range of issues related to the political exclusion of many women inclusing ideologies, cultural barriers, electoral systems, etc. Gender quotas...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Essays on Gender and Governance
The relationship between gender and governance has too often been neglected in both theoretical and empirical work. Until very recently, most influential political thought has been built around a conceptual distinction between the “public” realm of...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Equity, Inequality and Human Development in a Post-2015 Framework
We live in a very unequal world. Recent data suggest that the poorest 5 percent of Americans earn 35 times more than the poorest Zambians, after adjusting for relative prices (Milanovic 2011, p. 16, p. 9). Between 1980 and 2007, the top 1 percent of...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics
Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s political engagement in the region. This report examines the...