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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Committee says gender gap threatens development goals, Cambodia
Cambodian women continue to be poorly represented in government following commune elections in May, the Committee to Promote Women in Politics said yesterday. This reality, the committee said, is endangering the Kingdom’s chances of meeting its UN...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions
Presentation on Civil Society organizations as instruments to overcome barriers to engaging political institutions given by Pablo Angulo, Youth Program Associate at the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) at the Expert Group...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth‐ led Structures
Presentation on Youth‐led Structures given by Ivana Savić, Executive Director, CHRDS and Organising Partner for UN Major Group for Children and Youth at the Expert Group Meeting “Youth, Development and Rights”New York, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth, Development and Rights Diversity and Discrimination
The presentation given by Åshild Marie Vige fropm the Norwegian Children and Youth Council on "Barriers to political participation, focusing on the issues of diversity and discrimination faced by many youth when attempting to engage in the political...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The hidden minorities: Representing ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples in Cambodia
Following a century of conflict, Cambodia has tried to forge a new democratic path. Multiparty elections have been held regularly since 1993, and the two chambers of the parliament—the National Assembly and the Senate—have established their own...
Sonia Palmieri
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Explaining Gender Sensitive Parliaments
iKNOW Politics Expert Sonia Palmieri speaks about gender sensitive parliaments.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Call for Applications: Experts on Youth, Democratic Governance and Participation
One of UNDP’s Youth Strategy key aims is to strengthen youth civic engagement and participation in decision making and political processes and institutions (Youth Strategy Outcome 2). When young men and women understand their rights, they can...
Caroline Hubbard
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Challenges for international organizations working on women's issues
iKNOW Politics Expert Caroline Hubbard speaks about the challenges international organizations face while working on women's rights issues.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum 2014
Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships, funded by the Australian Government, will support the professional and skills development of Pacific women parliamentarians and parliamentary staff; develop engagement between women in the Pacific region...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Female political participation in the Pacific
Last week I was in Tahiti (yes, I know) for PIPSA, the biannual Pacific Islands Political Science Association conference, to discuss China's role in the region and the influence Pacific island governments have in negotiating Chinese financing (more...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Afghanistan’s first ever female cabbie meters out election advice
When Afghan taxi driver Sara Bahai has male passengers in her cab, she takes the chance to lobby them on female rights — and she hopes the country’s next president will also listen to her. Bahai has been driving the streets of Mazar-i-Sharif city...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Lives saved in Viet Nam by involving women in disaster planning
Through the training of women in disaster management, as well as national lobbying, the contribution of women has been recognized and a government decree now gives the Women’s Union an official space in decision-making bodies.  For millions of...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Women’s Parliamentary Caucuses as agents of change
Nation-building processes cannot work and development goals cannot be achieved if women are denied meaningful political participation. To ensure this, Pakistan’s Parliament introduced in 2002 a 17 percent gender quota in all legislative houses. But...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Invitation to a Nordic-Arab PhD course on “Comparative studies of women in public life – theoretical and methodological challenges”
The Nordic-Arab research collaboration project by the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) and the University of Stockholm, financed by the Swedish Research Council, is pleased to invite you to a Nordic-Arab PhD-course, November...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Practical Women's Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career
Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, 9 practical women’s leadership “...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Building women’s leadership in the most difficult places (Pakistan) – case study for your comments
Well known for its highly articulate and influential women, Pakistan is also notorious for the severe restrictions placed on women’s personal and political liberties. The Raising Her Voice (RHV) programme entered this very complex and sensitive...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Building Women's Political Presence: The AAP story, India
India's 16th General Election has been the most expensive exercise of its kind in the country's history. One estimate puts the figure at Rs 30,000 crore, a tad shy of the bill notched up in the 2012 US presidential polls. What does this tsunami of...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Indonesia Likely To Have Fewer Women In Parliament
Despite the increase in the number of female candidates in the parliamentary elections held throughout Indonesia on April 9, 2014, the country would likely fail to meet its target of increasing womens representation in the 560-seat Parliament for...

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