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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Even with rise of political outsiders, women take traditional path to power in the US
When she thinks about getting women involved in government, Kelly Dittmar can’t help but be reminded of asparagus. A few years ago, Dittmar, an expert on women’s participation in politics, had a friend who needed to fill a spot on “some sort of...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Egypt nominates Moushira Khattab for next UNESCO Director-General
A few months prior the UNESCO elections for the post of Director-General, Egypt decided to nominate the Egyptian ambassador and diplomat, Moushira Khattab to the post. The elections for a leader to fill the shoes of Irina Bokova (who has set her...
Women in Egypt
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Egyptian women take to social media to expose harassers
Egyptian women have been using a number of hashtags — among them #Idon’tFeelSafeOnTheStreet, #AntiHarassment and #ExposeHarasser — on social networking sites to speak up about the daily sexual harassment they experience. These campaigns are part of...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Friday, January 31, 2014
El Salvador elections: Putting women's right on the agenda
Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned where women's voices fit into discussions surrounding the (in)famous gang truce brokered in 2012. While Pierce's question remains...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Electoral Financing to Advance Women’s Political Participation: A Guide for UNDP Support
This primer offers an introduction to the intersection of gender and electoral financing. Money is a prerequisite for competing in most political systems today, but patterns of gender discrimination force women candidates to make do with more...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Guidebook to Promote Women's Political Participation
This publication, published by UNDP and NDI, identifies targeted interventions for promoting the stronger presence and influence of women in political parties as well as advancing gender equality issues in party policies and platforms. The lessons...
Monday, October 29, 2012
Egypt: National Council Gears Women Up for New Parliament
Egypt's National Council for Women will start a training program to enhance women's political participation in the country's upcoming parliamentary elections. The program, which starts in November, aims to prepare over 1000 female politicians and...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Costa Rica
The author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there for incompliance? Analyzing the...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Electoral funding for women - Case studies in Latin America
In this document the author analyzes the legislation on political parties' electoral funding from a gender perspective in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Panama.  
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest
Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests....
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Election Coverage from a Gender Perspective: A Media Monitoring Manual
This manual presents a methodological tool for monitoring media coverage during election campaigns. It focuses on a gender perspective using objective and verifiable information, and is based on experiences of six Latin American institutions.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Egypt: "Towards a fair representation of women in the elected councils: Proportional representation list system"
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights will hold a seminar entitled "Towards a fair representation in the Parliament" on Monday, April 4, 2011.  Numerous male and female participants including heads of parties, political experts, legal experts,...
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Election: Croatia
The fifth presidential elections in Croatia will take place on Sunday, December 27, 2009. The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. In the Assembly (Sabor) 152 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.Last...
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Election: Romania
Second round of Presidential elections will be held in Romania on 6 December 2009. The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. In the Senate (Senat), 137 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Election: Romania
First round of Presidential elections will be held in Romania on 22 November 2009. The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. In the Senate (Senat), 137 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to...
Monday, October 05, 2009
Elections and Conflict Prevention: A Guide to Analysis, Planning and Programming
This guide provides readers with practical options and tools for programming design, early warning and conflict tracking. presents valuable lessons learned from the previous, extensive experience of UNDP and its partner organizations in the field....