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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A law against political harassment and violence toward women is the means not the end. Promoting awareness and defense for cases is now a national priority in Bolivia
In this document, iKNOW Politics expert María Eugenia Rojas Valverde responds to one our users queries on Women and Election and Political Violence, in the context of the recently approved Bolivian Law on the matter (May 2012).
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The Elephant of Patriarchy in Political Parties
One of the major issues that persist throughout the world is that women’s physical presence and voices in positions of power and decision making within political parties remains weak and almost non-existent. Even though women participate visibly and...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kenya: Is Kenya’s new constitution helping or hindering women’s political participation?
Kenyans head to the polls on Monday and the country is covered in campaign posters vying for their attention. Nairobi’s malls, stalls, trees and speed bumps have been plastered with candidates’ faces. Vast billboards tower over the country’s newly...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Political Violence Against Women: A Never-Ending Story
In this text the author analyzes the suspected murder of Bolivian councilor,  Juana Quispe Apaza, in the context of the approval of the Bill Against Political Harassment and Violence Toward Women in Bolivia.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Armenia: Women and Politics Newspaper
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, 2012
 In this text the author responds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics?  To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there for incompliance? To...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Colombia
Analyzing the Colombian legislation, the author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Costa Rica
The author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there for incompliance? Analyzing the...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Brazil
Analyzing the legislation of Brazil, the author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Libya’s elections: What comes next?
I didn’t wash my finger for 2 days – purposely avoiding the water just so that the blue stain I received when voting remained there for as long as possible. To those around the world who have had the right to democracy and the choice of selecting...
Friday, December 09, 2011
Making It magazine issue on measuring women's economic empowerment
Fourth quarter of 2011 issue of UNIDO's Making It magazine is devoted to the issue of women's economic empowerment. Articles by Michelle Bachelet, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Zoe Elena Horn, Jan O'Sullivan, and many more. ‘Women hold up half the sky’ is a...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Pacific Women's Bureau News
Delegates submissions, some reportage, and photos from the PIF SPC Women In Politics conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2006.
Monday, March 16, 2009
A Golden Age for Women's Participation in Ghana?
This paper is a comparative commentary on the situation of women’s political leadership in Ghana. The paper highlights progress made in the country, draws attention to areas of retrogression and proposes some immediate strategies for greater...
Friday, February 27, 2009
Increasing Gender Justice in Democratic Governance
The document that is part of the magazine Maria Maria, presents women's political participation as one of the most important goals for UNIFEM even though women's participation continues to be extremely limited around the world.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Women and 2008 Elections: Challenges and Opportunities for Strengthening Ghana's Democracy
This article highlights opportunities and challenges for a greater participation of Ghanaian women in this year’s historic election. It describes how the government, political parties, civil society and the media in Ghana are challenged to do more...
Friday, November 16, 2007
Women as Catalysts for Peace and Stability
This opinion piece discusses why women are still far from being treated equally, despite the numerous efforts at the national, regional and international levels. This piece was presented at the World Women Laeders Forum under the theme of Defining...
Friday, November 16, 2007
Democracy & Political Participation in the Context of UNR 1325
This opinion piece describes UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and the role of women in conflict zones. It also discusses challenges faced by women running for elections in post-conflict countries.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Legislated Gender Quotas or Voluntary Party Quotas?
This opinion piece describes electoral gender quotas around the world and how they function in different political systems.

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