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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Workshop Tasks Media On Support for Women in Politics, Nigeria
Participants at a two-day workshop organised by the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, for journalists in Abuja, have been charged to support women in politics and also set the agenda for issue-based campaign for aspirants aspiring for various...
Graça Sanches Member of Parliament Cabo Verde
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Graça Sanches
On the islands of the archipelago that make up Cabo Verde, a country off the coast of western Africa, she is a household name. One of youngest Members of Parliament in Cabo Verde, Graça Sanches became a parliamentarian at the age of 30. Raised in a...
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...
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...
Female President Ghana
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Female president will solve Ghana’s problems — Dr Baah
The Deputy General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Dr Yaw Baah, has said that the country’s economic problems could be solved when a female is elected as the president. “If you want Ghana to develop, make a woman the president," he said...
Farkhunda, Afghanistan
Friday, October 03, 2014
Young parliamentarians: Taking democracy to task
Short compilation about the participation of youth in parliament.
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...
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Nigeria: UNESCO Develops Road Map for Women Participation in Politics
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has developed a curriculum aimed at assisting women at all levels to participate and make decisions on issues that concerns them. The UNESCO said through the project, it...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Politics no stroll in the park for women, Zimbabwe
Female politicians feel that their male counterparts enjoy more space in the media because they have more resources. Women Parliamentarians attending a Gender and Elections workshop in Kadoma last week said politics in Zimbabwe was no stroll in 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.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Poverty shuts women out of political posts, Tanzania
As the 2015 general elections approach many womena re beginning to call for free elections without corruption to give a chance for everyone to participate. They held that the current system only allows for the participation of the afluent and...
Women in leadership will curb corruption – RDP
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Women in leadership will curb corruption (Namibia)
WINDHOEK - The National Secretary of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Women’s League is of the view that corruption will drastically decrease if more capable women occupy leadership positions. Speaking to New Era just after the official...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Security Detains Women Protesters in Sudan
The security services detained 16 activists of the "No to women's oppression" group, who staged a protest in front of Omdurman women prison today. The women protested against the detention of women politicians, especially Dr Maryam El Sadig El Mahdi...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nigeria: UN Women Launch Report, Training Manual On Affirmative Action
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has launched a report and training manual for building the capacity of stakeholders on Affirmative Action in the country. The manual titled: "Sociocultural Determinants of...
Somali Minister Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin
Monday, September 01, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women keen on more vehement role in politics [Interview with Minister]
Somali women have been facing formidable challenges and complain about marginalization in politics but they in turn played a pivotal role in securing peace deals between warring forces on the ground. Among the stumbling blocks are cultural and...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Reasons women are not participating in politics
Unfriendly political environmental factors, culture, tradition and religious belief, low level of education as some of the barriers militating against Nigerian women’s participation in politics. Barriers, including gender discrimination,...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Women supported Zanu PF out of fear: Study (Zimbabwe)
A REGIONAL research body, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), has said although Zimbabwean women are largely marginalised, they still exerted a lot of influence through voting even in the face of serious fears about violence during elections. STAFF...