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Somali women - UN Multimedia
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Half fees for all Somalia women vying in coming October elections
Somalia is halving the registration fees for women candidates to encourage more participation in the upcoming elections. Last week, the National Consultative Council, an organ created with representation from the Prime Minister and five federal...
Representational image | Villagers wait in queues to cast their votes for the Meghalaya assembly election | PTI
Monday, June 07, 2021
Control over family wealth among Meghalaya women increases political activity, study finds
By Rachel Brule and Nikhar Gaikwad In most societies around the world, women participate in politics at lower rates than men. Research shows that women also have a distinct set of economic policy preferences, prioritising government-led taxation and...
Monday, June 07, 2021
Culture, Capital, and the Political Economy Gender Gap: Evidence from Meghalaya’s Matrilineal Tribes
Abstract What explains the gender gap in political engagement and economic policy preferences? Many scholars point to material resources, while others credit cultural determinants. We identify and test an important link between these factors:...
Medium
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Mind the (Funding) Gap!
By Yukihiko Hamada and Khushbu Agrawal There’s no denying that money plays an important role in politics. However, if the flow of money in politics, commonly known as political finance, is not well regulated, the danger is that this can mean that...
International IDEA
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Reforming Political Finance for More Diversity in Political Office
Systemic and legal barriers to equal political participation persist at all levels and take different forms, including unfavourable electoral systems, lack of support from political parties, socio-economic, and cultural. Women, people with...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Increasing Women’s Leadership in Public Finance Management (PFM)
Primary objectives for the workshop:  Identify primary structural and institutional barriers to women’s leadership in PFM institutions; Discuss current practices in ministries of finance that are supportive of women’s leadership; Recommend...
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Political Finance - Design Tool
Drawing from comparative global data in International IDEA’s Political Finance Database, the Political Finance Design Tool provides governments and policy-makers with a user-friendly guide for exploring policy options in the realm of political...
Friday, May 03, 2019
2020 is not a fair playing field. Here's how to even it out
By Marianne Schnall, A record six women are running for president on the Democratic side: Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and motivational speaker Marianne Williamson. This...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Women in Public Administration
“Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Message on International...
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Do the Math: Include Women in Government Budgets
By Zohra Khan and Lisa Kolovich Every day, women around the world experience less opportunity than men in education and employment, and less political representation. While many countries recognize the need for gender equality and women’s...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulations
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and election campaigns are not effectively regulated,...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
A Resource for Gender Responsive Budgeting Groups
“Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to bring about change.” This means persuading policy-makers (government, parliament, civil servants) to think about what impact spending and revenue raising decisions will have on gender equality and to adopt...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Women Count: A casebook for Gender Responsive Budgeting groups
Women Count is a resource produced by the UK Women’s Budget Group for anyone who wants to work on gender responsive budgeting. It is available as a PDF and through a dedicated website: womencount.wbg.org.uk Women throughout the world still face...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
In the words of Nabila Musleh: “Women and men must benefit equally from government funding, instead of one benefitting at the cost of the other”
Nabila Musleh, Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, has worked to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights in Afghanistan for more than 10 years. From 11-16 August, Ms. Musleh joined 32 other senior government...
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Summary of the e-Discussion on Funding for Women Candidates
The e-Discussion on Funding for Women Candidates was launched on 15 May 2018 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 19 June 2018. Women politicians, experts, practitioners, and academics discussed the challenges and opportunities for...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Video on women candidates and campaign finance
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
An Introduction to Gender Budgeting
The event will serve as introduction to gender responsive budgeting (GRB) by analysing key concepts and tools. It will analyse GRB as a strategic tool to boost gender equality mainstreaming in economic planning and financial management at the...
Monday, April 02, 2018
Gender-targeted Public Funding for Political Parties: A Comparative Analysis
Gender inequality in the political process remains an important problem in all countries. Women often have less access than men to the resources needed to successfully seek a party nomination or stand in an election, and political parties tend to...

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