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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Syrian Women Know How To Defeat ISIS
To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It's time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. In an article recently published by TIME, we lay out their...
Friday, October 17, 2014
Women's political participation in Tunisia after the Revolution
Women from all walks of life, age groups and regions of Tunisia took to the streets in the December 2010 –January 2011 uprising that led to the ousting of former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, 2011. Women also participated in large...
Une Tunisienne manifeste pendant le Printemps Arabe
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Women and politics: the case of post-revolutionary Tunisia
by Sarah Bernolet    A Presidential election will be held in Tunisia on the 23rd of November 2014, a month after the parliamentary election. If necessary, there will be a second round of voting on the 28th of December. This will be the first regular...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Women and politics: the case of post-revolutionary Tunisia
by Sarah Bernolet    A Presidential election will be held in Tunisia on the 23rd of November 2014, a month after the parliamentary election. If necessary, there will be a second round of voting on the 28th of December. This will be the first regular...
Friday, October 10, 2014
VACANCY: Programme Officer, Electoral Processes
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and processes....
IPU
Friday, October 10, 2014
Youth representation in parliament remains a challenge to democracy despite encouraging trends
Geneva, 10 October 2014 A benchmark IPU analysis on youth representation in politics reveals that low youth representation in parliament remains a global challenge for democracy despite some encouraging trends and emerging best practices to engage...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Women Countering Violent Extremism
We already know that Pakistani women are key to moderating extremism and combating terrorism. As civil society and government leaders, they are implementing innovative solutions in order to restore stability and bring peace to their communities and...
The political participation of youth
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Summary of the E-discussion “Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?”
  In preparation for the First IPU Global conference of Young Parliamentarians, iKNOW Politics hosted an online discussion on the political participation of youth and their capacity to empower women. The discussion received feedback from several...
Young women in parliament
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Webinar on the participation of young women in parliament
Join us on October 14th 2014 for a webinar with the youngest women parliamentarians in the US and Tonga. Lemasingo Tanya Nai (26) - the youngest candidate contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Tonga and Nily Rozic who upon her...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Iraqi Yazidi woman MP awarded Anna Politkovskaya prize
raqi legislator Vian Dakhil on Monday received the Anna Politkovskaya prize for her denunciation of the jihadist group Islamic State over its brutal treatment of Yazidi women.   The award -- handed out by London-based organisation RAW in WAR to...
Farkhunda, Afghanistan
Friday, October 03, 2014
Young parliamentarians: Taking democracy to task
Short compilation about the participation of youth in parliament.
Youth in parliament
Friday, October 03, 2014
The first IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians
The first IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians will bring together young members of parliaments, youth leaders from other walks of life and experts from across the world in a bid to “take democracy to task”. The Conference will focus on...
Friday, October 03, 2014
Youth participation in the democratic process: Resolution adopted by consensus by the 122nd IPU Assembly
The 122nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Emphasizing the need to prevent and counter all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on age, in accordance with the principle of non-discrimination enshrined in the Universal...
Beyond revolution in the Arab states
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Why didn't the Arab Spring translate to political rights for women in the Middle East?
By - Ashwath Komath   The Arab Spring was a complete game-changer in the Middle East and the world in general. Apart from being a political movement all over the Arab world, it was also a revolution in terms of culture and social values. What is...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Why didn't the Arab Spring translate to political rights for women in the Middle East?
By - Ashwath Komath   The Arab Spring was a complete game-changer in the Middle East and the world in general. Apart from being a political movement all over the Arab world, it was also a revolution in terms of culture and social values. What is...
Yanar Mohammed
Monday, September 15, 2014
Yanar Mohammed
Interview by Lucile Huguet.  You were in Canada, in 2003, and yet you decided to go back to Iraq to create the organization, can you comment on that?             Yes, I came back to Bagdad where I met other women with whom I decided to create the...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Women in Government
This wonderful infographic summarizes all the relevant data on women in all branches of government as well as legislation in place for women's political participation from around the world.

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