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Monday, July 22, 2013
Electoral Politics: Making Quotas Work for Women
This book focuses on the long struggle against women's political exclusion. The authors examine a wide range of issues related to the political exclusion of many women inclusing ideologies, cultural barriers, electoral systems, etc. Gender quotas...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Do politics matter? Women in Swedish local elected assemblies 1970-2010 and gender equality in outcomes
In this paper, it is attempted to explain variations in gender equality at the subnational level in Sweden. Specifically, it is tested whether municipalities where a larger proportion of the seats in the local assembly have been held by women in the...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Political Participation of Indigenous Women in the Ecuadorian Congress: Unfinished Business
Latin America is populated by some 40 million indigenous people of a total population of about 500 million. Among the countries with a predominantly indigenous population are Guatemala, Bolivia and Ecuador. In Guatemala, the indigenous population...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Women in Local Governments
Women’s political and socio-economic status improves when women become more involved in decision making and policy development at all levels of governance.  Through their active involvement in community work and women’s movements, local women...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Voters don’t care how women in politics look
Poli-Sci Perspective is a weekly Wonkblog feature in which Georgetown University’s Dan Hopkins and George Washington University’s Danny Hayes and John Sides offer an empirical perspective on the issues dominating Washington. In this edition, Hayes...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
IMF video: Women in Charge
Underrepresentation of women in leadership positions and top-paying jobs persists. But a study in rural India suggests that exposure to female leaders can dramatically improve people’s attitudes toward girls and women. We invite our users to watch...
Monday, June 10, 2013
E-course Women, Peace and Security
19 June-30 July 2013 (E05813) | Register for this course Instructors: Corey Barr and Nicola Popovic It is now recognised that conflict prevention, recovery and peacebuilding cannot succeed if half the population is excluded. Conflict prevention...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Amina Zouabi
iKNOW Politics: Has social media played an important role in your experience as a parliamentarian? I think that online social networks are extremely important and necessary at present times because of the speed with which they can spread a message...
Saturday, June 01, 2013
A transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment: Imperatives and Key Components
As the leading organization with a global mandate to promote gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) calls for a specific commitment to achieving...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Gang-rape call, flyers, among latest cheap attacks on Ambiga by illiterate illicit sex mentality bastards, Malaysia
After Perkasa's threat to attack the Chinese and the prime minister's lambasting of Bersih chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan as someone who "threatened Islam", pro-UMNO supporters opposed to the July 9 rally have stepped up their campaign, this time...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Gender and Local Governance
SNV, Netherlands Development organisation,  produced a manual on gender and local governance - an overview of the literature and websites on gender and governance processes, underlining strategies and best practices. Special emphasis is given on...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Arte Dade
Interview with Arta Dade, member of the Parliament of Albania, speaking on the Women Parliamentarians Alliance in Brussels during the Women in Parliament (WIP) Conference, November 2013  
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Women World Leaders
FEMALE WORLD LEADERS CURRENTLY IN POWER The following is a list of female presidents and prime ministers who are presently in power as of JANUARY 15, 2013. CURRENT TOTAL: 17 The number of female leaders serving simultaneously has declined a bit in...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Obscene pamphlets target DAP’s woman candidate, Malaysia
As the contest between MCA and DAP for the Kulai parliamentary seat heats up, members of the public have been receiving pamphlets depicting a woman MP deserting her constituents to nurse her baby. They are all printed in Mandarin and the target of...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Women and Political Leadership
For centuries, women’s political wings were clipped as the public sphere was deemed appropriate only for men. The occasional queen or woman warrior did emerge, but this was the exception. The rule was that men were to rule. In the late 20th century...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Pitch Perfect: Winning Strategies for Women Candidates
This research provides a clear road map for women who are running for major statewide office: how to introduce themselves to voters to demonstrate their qualifications; what language contributes to voters believing they are qualified; and how to...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Focus Group Findings on Perceptions on Women in Georgian Politics
From June 18–21, 2012, IFES worked with the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA), a Tbilisi–based research organization, to conduct eight focus groups across Georgia to better understand the perceptions, opinions and perceived obstacles...
Friday, March 22, 2013
UNDP Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World
One of the most heartening developments in recent years has been the broad progress in human development of many developing countries and their emergence onto the global stage: the “rise of the South”. This growing diversity in voice and power is...

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