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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group: Making a Difference for Women
Bi-annual Conference 2012 ‘Making a Difference for Women', Saturday 18 February 2012, Frenchay Campus, UWE, Bristol. Do women political representatives act for women? What difference do women, elected representatives and other, make in and to...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
International Women's Day 2012
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 2012 Theme: CONNECTING GIRLS,...
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...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
CAMPAIGN SCHOOLS PREPARE EGYPTIAN WOMEN TO RUN FOR OFFICE
During Egypt’s revolution, thousands of women joined men in the streets to promote democratic reform. Now, as the country prepares for its first post-revolution parliamentary elections this fall, women are seeking to participate equally in the...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Rising Through the Ranks: A Young Woman’s Guide to Leadership and Political Party Engagement
Whether you are brand new to your political party or a more experienced activist, this guide is designed to provide you with the basic tools necessary to enhance your leadership skills and help position you to advance to the next level within your...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Pathways for Women in Democratic Transitions – International Experiences and Lessons Learned
This is the keynote address by Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General, International IDEA, at the Roundtable in Cairo on June 2, 2011.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PREPARES YOUNG WOMEN FOR POLITICAL CAREERS IN BURKINA FASO
Women who want to enter politics in Burkina Faso face a number of barriers, such as lack of faith in their leadership abilities, few role models and limited opportunities. So it is a struggle in this West African country for women to run for office...
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
YOUNG WOMEN GAIN CONFIDENCE, MENTORS FROM LEADERSHIP SCHOOL IN IRAQ
Over the last eight years, Iraqi women have become increasingly active in politics, taking on some of the country’s most vexing issues — peace and security, economic empowerment, social justice, education and the environment. Their goal is to...
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Yingluck Shinawatra set to be Thailand's first female premier
Yingluck Shinawatra was poised to become Thailand's first female prime minister Sunday after her party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the nation's general elections. The official tally had not yet been completed, but with more than 90...
Monday, June 06, 2011
Women in politics and decision making positions
Political party manifestos are a strategy to ensure women representation in all the political party structures. This is evident in manifesto of The African National Congress Party as an example. With such a provision in place women are covered in...
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.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Future Women Mayors’ Academy Kicks Off in Mexico
Mexico’s gender quota system has made a significant difference for women seeking election to the Mexican Congress. In the last 15 years, the percentage of seats occupied by women has increased from 10 to 26 percent.   But at the municipal level,...
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, 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...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Political Campaign Planning Manual (Malaysia)
Originally developed a decade ago by NDI's staff team in Russia, this manual traveled the globe numerous times with localized updates. NDI's team of political party experts in Malaysia edited the version you hold for that specific context. In 2004,...
Friday, March 18, 2011
The political representation of women and ethnic minorities in established democracies
The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the persistent obstacles to women’s and ethnic minority representation in politics, and to examine conditions and strategies across various countries that appear to facilitate better political...
Friday, March 18, 2011
Are women really the “fairer” sex? Corruption and women in government
Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government. Consistent with this hypothesis, we find that the...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
FIRST PARHAMOVICH FELLOW BRINGING MORE YOUNG WOMEN INTO POLITICS, IRAQ
Young Iraqi women aspiring to political careers are getting a boost from a new Young Women’s Leadership School launched recently with the help of NDI Iraq staff member Ferdos Majeed. Majeed came to the U.S. for three months in 2009 as NDI’s first ...

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