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Monday, April 22, 2013
Guaranteeing Equality between Women and Men in the Constitution
A paper on gender sensitive constitution drafting in phases of transition.   (We invite our users to read the complete report here)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Women and Political Leadership
For centuries, women’s political wings were clipped as the public sphere was deemed appropriate only for men. The occasional queen or woman warrior did emerge, but this was the exception. The rule was that men were to rule. In the late 20th century...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Women's Political Participation in Libya: Quotas as a Key Strategy for States in Transition
Report on the evolution of women's poltiical participation in Libya and the implementation of quotas. (Report available at: NDI)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
National Elections and Women Candidates in Solomon Islands: Results from the People’s Survey
A striking feature of elected governments in Solomon Islands is the general scarcity of women. Although some community elders are women and women have achieved senior positions in the public service and civil society, very few women have been...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Alternative Pathways for Women into Politics (presentation)
This powerpoint presentation was given during the Regional Conference on Women's Political Participation: Charting a Path for Political Equality in Asia, organized by UNDP and the National Committee on Gender Equality of Mongolia. Ms. Rabindranath...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Turkey's Response to the Global Gender Regime
Most would agree that a global gender equality regime has been established (for example CEDAW), but it is less clear how those global gender equality norms ‘travel’ to different localities and interact with local politics, cultural and religious...
Friday, March 18, 2011
The political representation of women and ethnic minorities in established democracies
The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the persistent obstacles to women’s and ethnic minority representation in politics, and to examine conditions and strategies across various countries that appear to facilitate better political...
Friday, March 18, 2011
Are women really the “fairer” sex? Corruption and women in government
Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government. Consistent with this hypothesis, we find that the...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Women in Arab media: present but not heard
Dr. Leila Nicolas Rahbani provides an in-depth report and analysis on the state of Arab women in the media in the Middle East and North Africa. The new information technologies have allowed women in Arab world to be seen as equal to men in their...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Integration of Women in Industrial Development
The history of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) towards the integration of women in its activities is described, from the International Women’s Year in 1975 to the present: the creation of a focal point for women in...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Gender in the Malestream – Acceptance of Women and Gender Equality in Different United Nations Organisations
The author outlines changing approaches to women’s issues and gender equality in theUN system both before and since the International Women’s Year in 1975 and describeshow different UN organisations followed up the recommendations made by the...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Promoting the Status of Women in the UN System: Experiences from an Inside Journey
This article analyzes the efforts and strategies used to make UN institutions change in a woman-friendly way. It also includes lessons learned from the strategies used to advocate for stronger women's participation within the United Nations...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Facing Challenges and Pioneering Feminist and Gender Studies: Women in Post-colonial and Today's Maghrib
This paper reveals the positive role that Maghribi women have been playing in the overall development of their countries. Four major interrelated domains where these achievements are significant are considered: women’s reproductive rights, women’s...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Getting Our History Right: How Were the Equal Rights of Women and Men Included in the Charter of the United Nations?
The article analyzes the founding conference of the United Nations to find out how a nearly completely male-dominated assembly proclaimed the equal rights of men and women as part of the fundamental human rights. The participation and proceedings of...
Friday, October 10, 2008
Reproductive Health and Rights in the United Nations – Normative Action Amidst Political Controversy and Religious Contestation
The article follows the evolution of norms and policies related to reproductive health and rights in the United Nations from the first decades after World War II to 2007. The focus is on the policymaking processes related to the large world...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
South Africa: Women and Local Government
This article describes the participation and representation of women in local government elections in South Africa.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Participation of Women in South Africa's First Democratic Election
This article describes the participation of women in the 1994 election in South Africa, and the particular difficulties women candidates faced during this election.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...

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