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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Poised to Run: Women’s Pathways to the State Legislatures
Women legislators are more likely to say that they decided to seek elective office after receiving the suggestion to run, whereas men are more likely to say that the decision to run was entirely their idea. Thus, women candidates more often need to...
Monday, January 06, 2014
Women as Agents of Change: Having Voice in Society & Influencing Policy,
A new background paper from the World Bank written by Susan Markham, NDI’s director of women’s political participation, examines the status of women in politics and makes the case for the full and equitable participation of women in public life. The...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Gender Sensitive Parliaments
Presentation made by Professor Drude Dahlerup of the University of Stockholm at the Conference on Effective and Sustainable Participation of women in elected assemblies, held in Algiers, December 10-11.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Financing for Gender Equality: Reframing and Prioritizing Public Expenditures to Promote Gender Equality
Well-targeted public investments that reduce inequality can be self-sustaining insofar as they raise the productive capacity of the economy and thereby stimulate growth. With growth come higher incomes, generating the tax base to fund future public...
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Paradox of Gender Responsive Budgeting (India)
Despite the steps towards gender responsive budgeting, the budgetary allocations for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment show a decline. Not only has the magnitude of the gender budget as a proportion of the total expenditure of the...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Culture versus rights dualism: a myth or a reality?
Women’s human rights discourse and movements have become entangled within a culture-versus-rights dualism. Yakin Ertürk argues that this is a false dualism which serves both private patriarchy and public patriarchy of neo-liberal globalisation...
Women in Egypt
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte
The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Fear and fury: women and post-revolutionary violence
One of the unmistakeable notes of euphoria during the 'Arab spring' uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia came from women proclaiming that they finally felt safe in public spaces in societies where the record of sexual harassment and violence against women...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ICT for Women’s Rights – APC looks at Beijing +15
When the Beijing Platform came into being way back in 1995 activists in the women’s movement was only just learning about “new” technologies like email and websites – in fact APC‘s women’s programme took a forty-person team to Beijing and gave...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ICTs and women's empowerment: some case studies from India
ICTs are emerging as a powerful tool for gender empowerment in a developing country like India. There has been a rapid growth in the ICT sector since the late 1980s and the use of ICT has dramatically expanded since the 1990s. According to the World...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Women empowerment and communication
This paper explores the empowerment of women in the context of knowledge society is understood as building the ability and skills. Those ability and skills of women to gain their insight of actions and issues in the internal and external environment...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Africa: Women in Africa - Leading the Way?
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent. However, there is now growing recognition of the...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Promoting women´s political representation overseas
Women make up over half of the world’s population – but they hold only about one-fifth of the seats in national legislatures across the globe. American foreign policies are pushing to increase this important form of women’s representation, using...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Power of Political Voice: Women's Political Representation and Crime in India
Using state-level variation in the timing of political reforms, we find that an increase in female representation in local government induces a large and significant rise in documented crimes against women in India. Our evidence suggests that this...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Men rule: The continued under-representation of women in U.S Politics
  Study after study finds that, when women run for office, they perform just as well as their male counterparts. No differences emerge in women and men’s fundraising receipts, vote totals, or electoral success. Yet women remain severely under-...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
How Women Are Increasingly Winning Parliamentary Elections In India & World Over
  Before India’s southern state of Karnataka went to the polls in May for legislative elections, IndiaSpend had reported on the low representation of women in the state legislature.       When we analysed the data on women MLAs across India, we...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Why Women are Losing Rights in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
A backlash against women’s rights emerged in post-revolutionary Egypt. This paper argues that one of the reasons is the fact that former President Mubarak, his wife and son were the key decision makers when it came to women’s rights. These decisions...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Implementing UNSCR 1325 in the Asia-Pacific Region
In 2009, the Australian Agency for International Development’s (AusAID) Gender Policy and coordination Section commissioned research on ‘Women, Peace and Security in AusAID Partner Countries: Analysis of the United Nations Security Council...

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