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Monday, May 13, 2019
Guinea adopts Law on Parity, securing equal representation of women on electoral lists
The Republic of Guinea adopted on 2 May, a Law on Parity that says women must make fifty per cent of the candidate lists for elective positions. Article 2 of the Law, which was adopted by a unanimous vote, stipulates that: "Parity applies to any...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Building skills for youth political participation in Guinea, by NDI
Approximately 60 percent of Guinea’s population is under the age of 24, but young people in the West African nation continue to be underrepresented in politics. Their interests and priorities are largely ignored in policies and electoral strategies...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ghana: Lets Listen to Our Women
Since the country returned to democratic rule in 1992, efforts have been made towards this direction and it is yielding good results. We also have the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, which has worked to improve the course of women and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NDI: In Guinea political parties strive to improve the next election
Since the end of that campaign, NDI has been working with political parties to compile their lessons learned throughout the historic presidential election process of 2010. In the capital of Conakry and across Guinea’s seven administrative...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NDI condemns assassination attempt on Guinean President
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Democratic Institute (NDI) today condemned the assassination attempt against President Alpha Condé of the Republic of Guinea at his residence in Conakry during the early hours of July 19. "Violence and political...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: A survey of police, defence, justice and penal services in ECOWAS states
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gender and Poverty
This article examines the various approaches to understanding the relationship between women and poverty. It discusses traditional methods of analysis, which focus primarily on female-headed households, as well as new conceptualizations of poverty...