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Monday, March 12, 2007
Why Women, What Politics
This paper attempts to explain the obstacles to women's public and political power in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights the need for gender-sensitive politics and lists several reasons why women's participation is important in the political...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Issues in Women's Political Empowerment in the Asia-Pacific Region
This paper assesses the status, critical issues, and future directions of women’s political participation in the Asia-Pacific region four years after the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action. It attempts to identify what hinders women’s access...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Women Candidate Training: Campaigning for Local Elections
This report presents an overview of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs' program to increase the number and effectiveness of Nepali women seeking to run in the 1997 local elections. It provides information on the candidate...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
NDI's Women's Campaign Manual, 1997
This training manual provides women political candidates in Kenya with information and guidelines for building an effective campaign. It discusses topics such as message development, fundraising, budgeting, dealing with the media, public speaking,...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Women’s Candidate Training Program: Trainer's Manual Nepal
This manual provides training tips and workshop techniques for political party trainers to train Nepali women candidates for local government. It covers the following topics: the party ticketing process, building the party identity, election codes...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Increasing Women's Political Participation in Guyana - Trainer’s Manual: Campaign Skills
This manual is part of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs' (NDI) efforts to increase women's participation in decision-making processes in Guyana. It serves as a guide for trainers to train women candidates on how to conduct...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Have Women Progressed? Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment 1995-2003
This report summarizes the Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment (IFC) and includes a measurement of the index from 1995 to 2003 in 18 countries of the region. The information presented in the IFC reveals progress and setbacks regarding...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Plan of Action to Correct Present Imbalances in the Participation of Men and Women in Political Life
This plan of action represents the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) main intellectual input to the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995. It proposes steps to remedy women's low involvement in political life by covering four...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Politics: Women's Insight
This study analyzes the political experiences of women from all over the world, based on a series of interviews with women politicians conducted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). It highlights women's specific contribution to the political...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective (Kenya)
This report compiles the speeches and presentations made during the seminar entitled, "Parliament and the Budgetary Process, Including from a Gender Perspective," held in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2000. The seminar brought together participants from...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
National Seminar on "The Process of Engendering a New Constitution for Rwanda"
This publication reports on a seminar organized in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2001 by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNDP. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a forum for discussion on the practical ways and means of ensuring that Rwanda'...
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships
This paper identifies an initial set of considerations to ensure that gender equality is central to the aid effectiveness agenda. It is intended for policy makers currently adjusting to the new aid modalities; women's rights advocates at the...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries: Post-election Support
This paper is based on the experiences of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its programme to provide support to women in parliaments of post-conflict countries. It focuses on the question of post election support and assesses the challenges...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Women Elected in 2003: The Year in Perspective
These statistics track the progress and developments regarding women in the political field. They provide an overview of all elections that took place in 2003; highlight the numbers of women elected; detail the number of women candidates; and...
Monday, February 19, 2007
The Participation of Women and Men in Decision-Making: The Parliamentary Dimension
This paper focuses on the quantitative aspect of women's participation in parliaments. It provides an overview of the gains relating to women's access to parliaments and executive bodies, and highlights some of the factors that influence women's...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Women in Parliament in 2005: The Year in Perspective
These statistics track the progress and developments regarding women in the political field. They provide an overview of all elections that took place in 2005, highlight the numbers of women elected, detail the number of women candidates, and...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Transforming the Mainstream: Gender in UNDP
This publication discusses the key issues in gender mainstreaming, learning from the efforts of UNDP and its partners in government and civil society organizations, as well as in bilateral and multilateral agencies. It operates on the premise that...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2004: Women and International Migration
This report sets out recommendations to improve the situation of migrant, refugee and trafficked women. It discusses issues relating to gender equality and international migration; poverty reduction and sustainable development; family and labor...

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