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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Quick Entry Points to Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Democratic Governance Clusters
This paper explores some of most common questions on gender and develops a human rights-based approach to practical tools for democratic governance practitioners in terms of gender programming per Cluster. It also discusses strengthening responsive...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Democratic Governance: The Missing Millennium Development Goal
This leaflet includes information about One World Action's programs in promoting women in politics and provides recommendations to governments, donors and civil society organizations on their work for promoting women in politics.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Profile of Women Elected to Local Governments in Latin America
This consolidated response is based on the contributions of iKNOW Politics Experts and a complementary research done by the iKNOW Politics team on the profile of women elected to local governments in Latin America.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Women’s Participation in Local Governments
This consolidated response analyzes current situation of women’s participation in local governments around the world and discusses the impact of women’s engagement in local politics.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Decentralization, Local Power and Women’s Rights: Global Trends in Participation, Representation and Access to Public Services
This summary report outlines the main outcomes of the IDRC sponsored conference on Women's Political Participation and Access to Basic Services in the Context of Decentralization. The summary highlights findings of the research conducted on the...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
UNIFEM Annual Report 2007–2008
This report highlights UNIFEM's work to empower women in economic and public spheres, including achieving gender equality in democratic governance. Among the highlights during the year 2007–2008 were initiatives in empowering women in politics,...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Independent Women Candidates in Local Elections in Mali
This consolidated response highlights recommendations on how to empower independent women candidates to succeed in elections. These recommendations include providing training sessions, working with civil society organizations, forming women’s...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Indian Experience of Women’s Quota in Local Government: Implications for Future Strategies
This paper highlights Indian experiences with introducing and using gender quotas in politics at local and national levels. It also describes different types of potential candidates and the impact of various players, such as media and women's...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
María Antonia Martínez
“Inequality is so real and so deep that you are never completely satisfied. You look ahead and see that there is much to be done. Nevertheless, I am always going to live in the present and enjoy it. We have to acknowledge that in Spain, during the...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Promoting Gender Sensitivity in Local Governance in Ghana
This article looks at three collaborative projects between international development organisations and district assemblies throughout Ghana to promote gender sensitivity and increase the representation of women in local governance.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracy and United Nations Peace-Building at the Local Level: Lessons Learned
This report explores the linkages between local democracy and peace-building in determined contexts. It highlights some conclusions on the issue within United Nations peace-building efforts.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Democracies in Development - Politics and Reform in Latin America
The advance of democracy in Latin America over the past quarter century has contributed significantly to ensuring respect for fundamental political freedoms, civil liberties, and human rights. This updated and expanded edition of Democracies in...
Friday, November 23, 2007
Regional Strategies for Empowering Women
This report describes women’s role in influencing legislation in the Middle East and North Africa region. It includes case studies about advancing women’s political participation in the region, reforming family laws, and strengthening women’s...
Monday, June 04, 2007
Women and Local Self Governance In An Indian Context
This report discusses women's role in local government in India. It provides a historical background for the Panchayat Raj, or Indian village councils, and discusses women's participation in such councils. It also details the role of Mahila Rajsatta...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Women in Local Governments in Asia and the Pacific: A Comparative Analysis of Thirteen Countries
By providing an overview of the current situation of women in local governments in the Asia-Pacific region, this presentation identifies the factors that affect their involvement in local government; discusses the impact of women as transformative...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Promoting Women's Political Participation: Women Representatives Training (WRT) Program Trainer's Manual
This training manual includes a detailed description of an eight-week long training session conducted for women political leaders in Nepal. It covers topics such as empowering the women's caucus, identifying community needs, understanding the role...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Women Can Win! A Campaign Manual for Women Candidates in the Nepali Local Government Elections
This manual is based on the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs' (NDI) "Women Can Win!" manual. It serves as a tool to motivate and train Nepali women candidates and representatives. It contains tips for campaigning and winning...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Quota Database
This database provides access to a number of resources on the use of electoral quotas for women. It contains quota details for over ninety countries, and provides country case studies, working papers, and a discussion forum on topics related to...

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