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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Online rape threats, abuse and vicious attacks: The price that Indian women in politics pay for being opinionated
Though women account for over 48 percent of India’s population, the number of female parliamentarians in the country is disproportionately low (12.5 percent). The alarming figures and increased awareness over women's rights have led to the Congress...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Only three women want to contest in 2019 polls in Chiradzulu, Malawi
The National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice Trust) in Chiradzulu has called on political parties to create space for women to compete in various positions as only three women have shown interest to contest in the forthcoming tripartite...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Obama says ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately,’ urges women to enter political fray
Men in positions of power are dropping the ball, according to former president Barack Obama, who thinks perhaps a way to fix that is to get more women at the table. Democrats, in particular, have high hopes for the impact women could make in the...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Old boys’ club puts women off politics
An old boys’ network in local political parties is deterring women from standing as councillors, a report has said. Only one in three local councillors and one in seven council leaders are women. The gender imbalance has worsened after recent...
Nicola Sturgeon
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
On November the 19th 2014, Nicola Sturgeon became the first female Prime Minister of Scotland
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history. Scotland got its first female politician elected as head of the country. As we know, the No vote was...
Monday, December 15, 2014
On November the 19th 2014, Nicola Sturgeon became the first female Prime Minister of Scotland
 by Lucile Huguet Scotland didn’t get enough Yes to become independent from England. However, the country is at a real turning point of its history. Scotland got its first female politician elected as head of the country. As we know, the No vote was...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making
This publication, published in 2013 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy, identifies the obstacles preventing marginalized people from taking active part in customary and democratic decision-making. It highlights...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Opportunities and Challenges of Women's Political Participation in India
ndia has witnessed the world’s largest experiment in grassroots local democracy, triggered by the 73rd and 74th Amendments to the Indian Constitution, which created a third tier of governance – Panchayati Raj Institutions (Village Councils) and...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Opportunities and Challenges of Women's Political Participation in India
A Synthesis of Research Findings from Select Districts in India There is growing momentum among governments and civil society to foster and ensure women’s participation and leadership in the political arena, and specifically within local governance...