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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
Quotas aren't anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Timothy Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and iKNOW Politics Expert Johanna Rickne in their paper. The abstract is provided below. Abstract...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Gender quotas do not pose a threat to “merit” at any stage of the political process
The UK Labour Party has long utilised All-Women candidate shortlists in an aim to ensure that female representation in the House of Commons increases. This has always been controversial, however it has been responsible for a noted increase in the...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Gender Equality in Elected Office: A Six-Step Action Plan
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has repeatedly stressed the importance of ensuring equal rights of men and women; accordingly, participating States have agreed to take all actions necessary to promote equally effective...
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Gender rating of political parties of Kyrgyzstan
In the context of equal rights and opportunities for women and men declared in the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic, this joint publication between UNDP, UNICEF, the Alliance of Women’s Legislative Initiatives, and the PA Agency of Social...
Friday, November 27, 2015
Giving a voice to women in Tunisia
Earlier this month, the Tunisian organisation Aswat Nissa (the voice of women) launched their biggest project yet; the Women Political Academy 2015-2016. In partnership with Oxfam, the Academy aims to train 60 women aged 18 to 35 that are already...
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president
Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins. She secured 50.5% of the vote with 99% of ballots counted, while incumbent Ivo Josipovic was close behind on 49.5...
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Sunday, January 04, 2015
Gender equality: time for quotas in Scottish politics?
We have a woman who is First Minister if that’s not an example of us reaching gender equality, what is? It’s a statement the Women 5050 campaign, seeking a 50/50 representation of women in Scotland’s public life, hears at least daily. It is indeed...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Group raises funds for website with council candidates' profiles, Canada
The top candidates for Toronto’s mayoral race and where they stand on key issues are well known, but the odds are that few people know who is running for city council in their ward. A non-partisan group of approximately 15 youth is looking to change...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Gender and Political parties: Far from parity
The election of four female presidents in Latin America in recent years has drawn attention to women’s political participation and their access to political decision-making. Despite these encouraging results, statistics reveal that the Latin...
Saturday, November 30, 2013
German SPD chief vows women to get half of party cabinet jobs
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Sunday pledged a 50-50 male-female split of the party's cabinet posts in a planned new 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, according to a newspaper interview. Sigmar Gabriel,...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Grant more women platform for political discourse, Ghana
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling on media organizations to empanel more women for political discussions. This is part of a campaign for increased women’s participation in governance. The Director at the Ministry,...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gender gap still wide in Russian politics
Russia is known for being a patriarchal country, but despite considerable barriers, some women leaders have managed to reach high levels in the political hierarchy. Women make up only 13 percent of deputies in the Russian State Duma (61 seats out of...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Getting women ready to run for political leadership, USA
 Even in the new millennium, it remains true that few women aspire — let alone actually become a candidate — to run for elected office.  That’s unfortunate because it means the bodies responsible for solving our most pressing problems are missing...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Germany: Women, immigrants on the rise in Merkel's conservative makeover
Aygul Ozkan, the daughter of a Turkish tailor, is the new face of Germany's ruling conservatives. Her election to the leadership board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) represents a facelift for a party that has for decades been dominated by...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Ghana: NPP's election 2012 vision for women
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will introduce programmes that will encourage and bring women into the mainstream of economic and political activities should it be given the mandate come December 7.    In its Election 2012 manifesto made available to...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment
  The recommendations in Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment offer multiple policies to speed up gender equality. As every country has its own specific social, political, economic and...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Ghana: Opposition Party Picks Female VP Candidate
In Ghana, the leader of the opposition Progressive People's Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, has named Eva Lokko as the party’s vice presidential candidate for the December 7 general election. Miss Lokko is an engineer and communications expert, a...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Ghana: Capacity building workshop for Female Parliamentary Candidates opens in Akosombo
A four-day capacity building workshop organized for aspiring female parliamentary candidates in the country opened at Akosombo on Wednesday. The workshop brought together aspiring female parliamentary candidates of the National Democratic Congress,...