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Friday, April 19, 2013
Want a Female Candidate to Lose An Election? Talk About Her Appearance
A study by the Women's Media Center (WMC) suggests that any and all descriptions of a woman candidate's appearance damaged her chances of being elected, while "the male opponent paid no price for this type of coverage," according to the survey's key...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
How the 'System of Beauty' Hurts Female Politicians
Talking about their looks makes women running for office seem less competent, less effective, and less qualified -- even when it's just praise and compliments.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published April 8 2013)
Friday, March 22, 2013
Perceptions on Gender Equity: Measuring the Security & Political Implications for Nigeria
The role of perception in the dominant discourse cannot be underplayed considering the security and political implications. The need for equity is occasioned by manifestation of sex differentiation which sustains the tradition of unjustified...
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.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Women in Arab media: present but not heard
Dr. Leila Nicolas Rahbani provides an in-depth report and analysis on the state of Arab women in the media in the Middle East and North Africa. The new information technologies have allowed women in Arab world to be seen as equal to men in their...
Monday, March 01, 2010
IDEA draft Code of conduct on media and elections
The purpose of this code of conduct is to address the areas where all three sets of ethical standards overlap. The mass media are increasingly recognised as playing a crucial role in free and democratic elections. The media are vital in conveying...
Monday, March 01, 2010
Code of Ethics for Namibian Media
The "Code of Ethics" for the Namibian Media covers a number of subjects, such as accurate reporting, corrections, right of reply, the definition of public interests, the protection of privacy, and more.
Monday, March 01, 2010
Iraq: Code for Media during Elections
This Code for Media during Elections (the “Code”) regulates specific activities by the Media during the Campaign Period, as such terms are defined herein. It supplements the Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission (NCMC) Interim...
Monday, January 25, 2010
Summary of the E-discussion on Role of Media and Technology for Women in Politics (14-23 December 2009)
iKNOW Politics held its first regional E-Discussion in Arabic in December 2009. The following is a summary of the E-Discussion in English. Media plays a crucial role in defining the image of women politicians in the Arab region. Women are portrayed...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Training Workshop on Leadership, Media & Conflict Management for Women in Afghanistan
This is a synopsis of a training workshop on leadership, media and conflict management for women in Afghanistan conducted by UNFPA. It includes a short description of each discussion topics and a detailed agenda of the workshop.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills and Organizational Management
This report documents a workshop organized to train Iraqi women leaders in managing NGOs, strengthening communications skills, and participating in conflict-resolution processes.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Media and Gender Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina
This report describes women's portrayal in media and their limited participation in the creation of media policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also includes results of the media monitoring and assessment held in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gender Equality in Education - Beyond Access
This guide is designed to help education and gender campaigners, and organisations and coalitions, work more effectively with the media to promote gender-equitable education. It explores issues relating to gender equality in education and contains...
Friday, November 02, 2007
Why Women Count: Broadcasting for Change Network 2007
Why Women Count is a series of forty-one 5 minute programmes made by broadcasters and producers in 41 countries focusing on the theme of empowerment. The series aims to inspire, increase awareness and stimulate debate about the key role that women’s...
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Gender & Media Handbook: Promoting Equality, Diversity & Empowerment
In 2003, the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies launched the project, "Gender, Conflict and the Media: Working towards Egalitarianism and Peace," which focused on three main goals: to promote discussion of gender inequality and the ways that...
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Image Building in Croatia: Working with the Media
This manual provides political party members with guidelines for building an effective media campaign. It discusses the importance of media campaigns as vehicles to communicate with citizens and to involve citizens in the work of the political party...
Monday, March 12, 2007
What Do Voters Hear? NDI Serbia Program
This NDI manual provides political candidates with techniques to use during press briefings and interviews. It offers tips on writing effective press releases and general guidelines for effective campaign communication.

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