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Friday, October 25, 2013
Political Parties and Democracy in Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
The abuse of public roles and resources for private benefit, although in many societies terms like “public,” “private,” and “abuse” are matters of considerable political dispute. Much corruption in established democracies involves efforts by...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Pitch Perfect: Winning Strategies for Women Candidates
This research provides a clear road map for women who are running for major statewide office: how to introduce themselves to voters to demonstrate their qualifications; what language contributes to voters believing they are qualified; and how to...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Perceptions on Gender Equity: Measuring the Security & Political Implications for Nigeria
The role of perception in the dominant discourse cannot be underplayed considering the security and political implications. The need for equity is occasioned by manifestation of sex differentiation which sustains the tradition of unjustified...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Political representation of women and indigenous peoples: Evidence from the Peruvian quotas
This paper seeks to advance the analysis of substantive representation of marginalised groups through a critical assessment of quotas in Peru. It provides a review of theoretical underpinnings and key concepts of political representation of...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Parliaments: The Gender Dimension
This two-pager highlights UNDP's take on parliamentary development, discussing in particular the importance of the gender dimension and the need to get more women in parliaments.  The paper provides more information on UNDP's work in this field and...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Pathways for Women in Democratic Transitions – International Experiences and Lessons Learned
This is the keynote address by Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General, International IDEA, at the Roundtable in Cairo on June 2, 2011.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Participation in Constitution Making: Making Women Voices Heard
The Women and Constitution Building Initiative in Nepal was initiated (June 2008) in the spirit of a newlyformed Constitution Assembly (CA) which saw the election of a high percentage of women.  International IDEA, together with its partners,...
Monday, February 28, 2011
POWER, VOICE and RIGHTS - A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific
UNDP's Asia-Pacific Human Development Reports have been stimulating a lively dialogue within the region on a range of important issues. Prepared by experts from Asia and the Pacific, the Reports present an authentic account of human development...
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Promoting Women’s Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies
It is widely recognized that women bear a heavy burden in conflict and post conflict societies, both directly through violence perpetrated against themselves and their families and as survivors attempting to reconstruct destroyed communities. There...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Political Parties and Recruitment of Young Women
This report examines the role of political parties as a means of increasing young women’s access to decision-making structures, and other direct policy measures such as quotas.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Promoting Gender Equity in Local Governance – a Toolkit
This report describes lessons learned from the implementation of gender equity policies in some Latin American countries and provides recommendations on how to hold successful advocacy campaigns.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Paving the Way to Justice
This report reviews common problems associated with providing meaningful access to justice in poor countries. The report then focuses on the activities of Nagorik Uddyog (NU), a non-governmental organization in Bangladesh whose approach offers a...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Policy Recommendations on Decentralization, Local Power and Women’s Rights
The present document comprises a set of policy recommendations that define a global agenda on gender and decentralization. It emerged from the analysis and experiences shared during the Conference and the work of IDRC-supported researchers. It is...
Monday, September 22, 2008
Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women?
This report analyzes how gender-responsive changes to accountability systems are enhancing women’s influence in politics and their access to public services. It also highlights women's access to economic opportunities,to justice, and to...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Political Parties: When do They Work for Women?
This paper analyzes the consideration of gender issues by political parties in Latin America and assesses circumstances under which political parties best incorporate gender demands.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Public Awareness about Discrimination against Women and Gender Related Human Rights Violations in Republika Srpska
This report identifies differences in attitudes between men and women toward discrimination against women and gender related human rights violations. It also focuses on the attitudes of female and male citizens toward the work of the official...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Participation, Values, and Implementation: Three Research Challenges in Developing Gender-sensitive Indicators
This article critically reviews three key research challenges that emerged as a result of developing gender-sensitive indicators for an NGO in South Africa.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Positive Action in the Field of Equality Between Women and Men
This report aims to give as comprehensive a picture as possible of positive action, to explain how it interrelates with the principle of non-discrimination and how it interacts with other tools, such as gender mainstreaming.