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Thursday, March 19, 2015
NDI - Program Manager/Sr Program Manager for Southern Africa
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks a seasoned Program Manager/Senior Program Manager with strong staff and program management and writing skills to support the Institute’s democratic development programs in...
Audience members listen to a panel discussion titled Beijing +20: Gender, Power and Decision-Making, which was hosted by NDI and the Society for International Development. Credit: Sarah Kincaid
Friday, March 13, 2015
In Discussion on Gender and Decision-Making, Only One Gender Represented
Glancing around the room, it seemed that the Feb. 24 event that NDI’s Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD) team put on had a great turnout. About 60 people from the federal government, academic institutions, multilateral organizations and NGOs were...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza inspires Congolese women politicians
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where women hold just 23 percent of the seats in national parliaments and there are only three women heads of state, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic (CAR), is an inspirational figure. Her...
Tuesday, January 07, 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...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
New Resources for Women’s Political Participation Training Programs
In 2011 the National Democracy Institute (NDI) released Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation, a guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Initiative Works to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Mexico
This year marks Mexico’s 60th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and though the country has made progress in passing reforms to increase women’s political participation, women are still not well-represented in decision-making bodies. Mexico has a 60/...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi Visits NDI’s New Parliamentary Research Center in Burma
On August 6, National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited NDI's new Parliamentary Resource Center (PRC) in the capital city of Naypyitaw. Although not yet officially open, the PRC is attracting the interest of MPs from many...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
NDI staffer seeks to connect Somali women in parliament, civil society
Hodan Ahmed and her family were forced to flee Somalia in 1991. The civil war that drove them from their home would go on for two decades. Ahmed live abroad in India and then in Kenya, where she got her education and began her career, but her dream...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Radio Drama Promotes women and youth political participation in northern Nigeria
In one episode of the Nigerian radio drama Dukan Karshe, a young man and woman decide to run for their local council to correct injustices, including government funds being diverted from schools and hospitals to line the pockets of local politicians...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based organizations that create greater roles for women in civic...