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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
South Korea: Park Geun-hye aims to become South Korea's first female president
Photo credit: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA The daughter of a former South Korean dictator who was assassinated more than 30 years ago has announced a campaign to become the country's first female president with promises to tackle inequality and...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Libya: New women politicians seize chance in vote
  Photo credit: Reuters/Anis Mili Yet while election rules mean that Fallah and other female candidates have guaranteed places on party lists, a strong current of social and religious conservatism means their role in politics is still...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Libya: Graffitied over and covered up, Libyan women parliamentary hopefuls’ posters vandalised
Photo credit: Ghida Touati With Libya’s historic parliamentary elections just days away, the streets of the capital Tripoli have been plastered with campaign posters. Yet walking around, a trend becomes apparent – many of those featuring...
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Indonesia: Gubernatorial candidates try to woo women voters
In dealing with women’s issues in Jakarta, the candidates to be Jakarta’s next governor are apparently not all on the same page. During a public discussion entitled “Perempuan Jakarta Nyari Gubernur” (Jakarta women seek a governor) on Tuesday, Alex...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Papua New Guinea: One woman defies the man's world of PNG
Photo credit: Hamish McDonald The family ties help, and Ms Parua has returned usually three times a year to the home she keeps in her village, but she is denigrated by some of her rivals for being an inconsequential woman. ''They say women...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Papua New Guinea: Hopes PNG polls will boost female MPs
Voting in Papua New Guinea's general election kicks off this weekend and a record number of candidates are hoping to win a seat in the country's parliament.   Hopes PNG polls will boost female MPs (Credit: ABC)  But politics is a man's...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Libya: National campaign to support women candidates
In the lead-up to the forthcoming National Assembly elections on 7 July, female candidates will have the support of a national campaign entitled ‘My Voice for Her.’ The Libyan Women’s Union and Maan Nabneeha Movement have launched the national...
Friday, June 22, 2012
She's young, blonde, polite and doesn't do party politics: just the guy for president in Iceland
The frontrunner for head of state believes she can move the new generation on, so why are young men and women her biggest critics? The workers at the Marel factory are filling up their lunch trays with salads, sausages and pickled fish when the...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Campaigns
An effective political campaign is a connected series of operations designed to persuade constituents to vote for you, your candidate, a party or an issue. Campaigns require methodical planning, organization and implementation. Women face a number...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women Sidelined In Upcoming Campaign
The All People's Congress (APC), Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) all come in well below the goal of 30% representation of women in parliament, as set out in the Commonwealth Plan of Action and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
UK: My first election as a Green party candidate
Susanna Rustin hits the campaign trail in Queen's Park. Just a few months after joining a political party for the first time, I was standing in the Queen's Park Westminster by-election. The election day was an unreal prospect. I phoned my ad...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
USA: Why did so many women run in 2010?
Gone are the days when women were forced to don boxy pantsuits and mask their femininity to make it onto the political main stage. In the 2010 election cycle we've been treated to an exceptionally wide range of candidates -- from Mama...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Guatemala: The final word on the first lady
SANDRA TORRES, who divorced the president of Guatemala in order to be eligible for a presidential run in next month’s election, has been ruled out of the contest once and for all. One of Latin America’s weirdest political sagas finally came...
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....
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...
Monday, March 19, 2012
Political Finance Database
Updated on 12 December 2018. The International IDEA political finance database is the leading global resource of comparative political finance data for those interested in money in politics and has been since its launch in 2003. The political...
Friday, January 13, 2012
The Impact of New ICTs on Information Behaviour of Women in Politics
According to Marcia J Bates, professor at UCLA, "Information behaviour is the currently preferred term used to describe the many ways in which human beings interact with information, in particular, the ways in which people seek and utilize...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Women in Leadership
The 2nd Annual WIL Forum Asia and the WIL Asia Awards 2012 Some of the world’s most successful business executives are speaking at the Women in Leadership (WIL) conference.   This year’s conference is a mini-MBA style, two-day program. WIL features...

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