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Friday, April 06, 2007
Strengthening Democracy Through Women's Political Participation
This document contains the reports from four panels featured in the seminar, "Emerging Issues in Asia," held in April 1999. These panels focused on effective strategies for human rights and legal reform; the participation of women in politics and...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Standing the Test of Time: Economic Growth, Gender Inequalities and Poverty Reduction in the Dominican Republic (DR)
This article provides a snapshot about the process of growth in the Dominican Republic and how matters of inequalities impact upon gender dynamics and women's status.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security (Issue 3/2003)
This issue of "Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security" contains several articles that seek to stimulate debate regarding the positive contributions that women make on peace and security issues in Africa. The authors address two main issues...
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The Rise of Women Leaders in the Philippines: A Study of Corazon Aquino & Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Despite the Philippines’ patriarchal institutions, narrow elite class, and repression of women, other social variables such as family ties, the Catholic Church, corruption, and gender symbolism have provided an opening for women to enter into the...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Young Women Leaders: A Real Trend or Utopia?
This essay discusses the importance of young women leaders to influence Malaysian politics and issues a challenge to young women leaders to strengthen the forces of democracy.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Women in Local Governments in Asia and the Pacific: A Comparative Analysis of Thirteen Countries
By providing an overview of the current situation of women in local governments in the Asia-Pacific region, this presentation identifies the factors that affect their involvement in local government; discusses the impact of women as transformative...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Does Size Matter? Critical Mass and Women MPs in the New-Zealand House of Representatives
Citing examples from the New Zealand House of Representatives, this paper tests the claim that women can influence political decisions only once they achieve a critical mass within legislative bodies. The conclusion is that the possible impact of...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Orientations of Women Public Administrators of Orissa, India
This survey on the opinions of female senior public administrators in Orissa, India, reveals the degree of women administrators' awareness of and interest in public administration university degree programs and public administration journals. It...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Why Women, What Politics
This paper attempts to explain the obstacles to women's public and political power in the Asia-Pacific region. It highlights the need for gender-sensitive politics and lists several reasons why women's participation is important in the political...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Issues in Women's Political Empowerment in the Asia-Pacific Region
This paper assesses the status, critical issues, and future directions of women’s political participation in the Asia-Pacific region four years after the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action. It attempts to identify what hinders women’s access...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Women Politicians: A Global Force for Peace
This paper argues that democratic participation, human rights, and gender equality are crucial elements for the long-term process of peace-building. It includes suggestions for how women parliamentarians can use their powers of persuasion to...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Transformative Leadership in the 21st Century
By describing the concepts of transformative leadership and transformative politics, this paper explains the importance of women’s leadership and highlights the roles they can play in transforming politics and governance. It also describes obstacles...
Friday, March 09, 2007
Walk & Talk: A Guide for Keeping in Touch with Your Voters
This training manual is designed to improve party outreach strategies and encourage direct voter contact. It covers four main topics: new approaches to voter contact, reporting back to voters, image building, and training a campaign team.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Democracy Out of Balance: Civil Society Can’t Replace Political Parties
This article highlights the recent increase in programs devoted to civil society development, and the simultaneous decrease in programs aimed at strengthening political parties and institutions. The author argues that strengthening political parties...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries: Post-election Support
This paper is based on the experiences of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its programme to provide support to women in parliaments of post-conflict countries. It focuses on the question of post election support and assesses the challenges...
Monday, February 19, 2007
The Participation of Women and Men in Decision-Making: The Parliamentary Dimension
This paper focuses on the quantitative aspect of women's participation in parliaments. It provides an overview of the gains relating to women's access to parliaments and executive bodies, and highlights some of the factors that influence women's...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Strengthening Women's Participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (Excerpt from Implementing Quotas: European Experiences)
This case study examines the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) efforts to promote women’s participation in parliament. It focuses particularly on the use of quotas and the role of international organizations in advancing women's political...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Guatemalan Case Study on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries
This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two elections which took place during the post-...

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