Minorities and Indigenous Women


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Canada: Strong female showing in leadership race seen as long overdue
Four women are vying for the role of the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations in what is being described as an “unprecedented” election. For the first time in AFN election history, the number of female candidates is equal to the male...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Linda Maguire
Ms. Maguire is the Chief of Country Support for Eastern and Southern Africa with UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. She joined UNDP in 1998 and has worked as UNDP’s chief Electoral Advisor in the Democratic Governance Group from 2003 to 2013, and...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Politics of Democratic Governance
This report describes women's participation at local and national levels and social movements and parties securing accountability in contemporary governance. The report also highlights issues and concepts related to donor-partner relationships ,...
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, February 28, 2008
The Politics of the Marginalised: Dalits and Women's Activism in India
This article describes how caste identity determines the place that women activists are given by villagers in their fieldwork and within women's organisations. It also explores how Dalit women are using their caste identity, alongside their identity...
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Official Documents from the Summits of the Americas, Process 2004-2006, Volume IV
This volume contains the official documents from the Special Summit of Nuevo Leon (Mexico) and the IV Summit in Mar del Plata (Argentina). It also includes the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the Declaration on Security in the Americas, and the...
Monday, March 12, 2007
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Migration
How does migration advance or impede gender equality? How can policy-makers and practitioners promote gender equality in work on migration? Migration can bring new opportunities for greater gender equality and a better life, for those migrating and...
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 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...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Guatemalan Case Study on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries
This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two elections which took place during the post-...