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Friday, September 14, 2018
NYSAC fall seminar: women's leadership roundtables
The New York State Association of Counties is organizing a seminar to connect and share experiences across regions and party lines, learn from one another, support other women in government, and acquire new leadership skills. This workshop is a...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Nepal election: The women who want to bring change
The first local elections in nearly 20 years are taking place in Nepal. Under the new constitution, local bodies have substantial clout - they will draft laws, collect certain taxes and even have some judicial powers. Nearly 20,000 women are...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
No Freedom to Travel. End Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade. Adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry, or be...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Nino Dolidze
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Monday, March 07, 2016
NDI launches Arabic language E-learning Platform
On March 2, 2016, the National Democratic Institute launched its new Arabic-language e-learning and training platform “Taalam Shaarek”, which means “learn participate” in English. The platform allows citizens to build their civic and political...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
NDI's New Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women during Nigerian Elections
Violence against women takes many forms and it is a global phenomenon. It is the case, however, that during electoral processes violence against women is generally increased; the reason behind this trend is that the attention that the media pay to...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nigeria: Low Number of Female Lawmakers Stalling Passage of Gender Bills
The National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) has identified the low number of women in Nigerian parliament as the reason for the failure of gender-based bills in the legislature, adding that it is unacceptable that only seven per cent of...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Nigeria: Amaechi Tasks Women On Greater Participation in Politics
More participation of women in politics will go along way in making democracy in Nigeria an interesting game, even as it would help in stamping out corruption in the political system. This position was made by the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
New laws ignored, so women trailed in Kenya 2013 election
New laws designed to increase the number of elected women in Kenyan politics had no effect on the 2013 elections because those concerned failed to implement them, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) said. “We have good laws that we are not using...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
New Campaign Encourages Women to Participate in Afghanistan’s Next Election
On Tuesday, September 17, the Afghan Women’s Political Participation Committee held a press conference on their “For Whom Am I Voting?” campaign in Herat, Afghanistan. The conference was meant to support and promote women’s participation and...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
New bill to emancipate South African women
The adoption of a new bill, now before Cabinet, would help to fully emancipate South African women, said the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana. "Within the 100 years, a lot has been achieved to attain the total...
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Nigeria: Women Seek Better Deal Ahead of 2015 Elections
Two years away from the general elections, Nigerian women who converged under different organizations and auspices at a two-day summit organized by Nigerian Women in Parliament with the support of United Nations Development Programme and Democratic...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
NDI: Women's Political Participation Training Report, Cambodia
As the 2013 National Assembly elections approach, Cambodia has an opportunity to improve women’s political participation. To this end, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems...
Monday, January 28, 2013
NDI & UNDP: Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Good Practices Guide to Promote Women's Political Participation
A good practices guide to promote women's political participation.
Friday, March 30, 2012
NDI: Beyond Protest- Innovations in Youth Activism
Sophia Moestrup, NDI's Deputy Regional Director for Central and West Africa, will moderate a luncheon panel, "Beyond Protest: Innovations in Youth Activism," hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy.   Speakers for the panel discussion are...
Sunday, October 30, 2011
NICARAGUA: General elections
On Sunday, November 6th, general elections will be held in Nicaragua for president and vice president, in addition to representatives for the National Assembly, departments and Central American Parliament.  Nicaraguan citizens vote beginning at age...
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
NDI: A Discussion With Mu Sochua: A Global Voice For Women in Politics
Drawing on her extensive experience working with women in Cambodia and throughout Asia, Cambodian parliamentarian and former cabinet minister Mu Sochua will discuss why politics matter to women and how women can and should embrace politics to...