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Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Launch of new IDEA publication at the UN CSW 2014 - "Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens"
On 11 March 2014, the publicationPolitical Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on“Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making Development Sustainable, Making Governance Responsive...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Women’s participation in Slovene politics
“Slovene politics is no longer a boys-only game”, said the Slovene prime minister Alenka Bratušek on 8.3.2013.  Slovenia is one of three EU countries with a female prime minister. The last parliamentary elections saw 34% of parliamentary seats taken...
Monday, April 28, 2014
State Betters 2009 Turnout, Women on Top , India
Women in Tamil Nadu not only outnumbered men on the voter list, they beat them in the race for getting the indelible mark on April 24. While 73.51 per cent of men (2,02,27,493) exercised their franchise for the Lok Sabha elections, the number of...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tonga's future female politicians get a taste of parliament
It's been an historic few days in Tonga - with the country's first Practice Parliament for women being held. The 32 participants have debated a motion to combat Youth Violence, a Youth Diversion Scheme and a Special Fund to assist the work of...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Tonga’s Queen Nanasipau‘u Welcomes Women’s Parliament
Tonga (Matangi Tonga, April 7, 2014) –Tonga's first "Practice Parliament for Women" is a crucial milestone and marks a very positive step forward for Tonga, said Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho in opening the event today, April 7, in Nuku'alofa at the...
Monday, April 07, 2014
In Arunachal, women contest only on six Assembly seats, India
The women form the majority of the electorate in Arunachal Pradesh but when it comes to contesting elections the numbers are at the odds with their population, with only 6 of them joining the fray for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls and Assembly...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Parties Debate Role Of Hungarian Women In Politics, Life
Women make up just 9 per cent of Hungarian members of parliament. In this regard Hungary ranks 122nd out of 140 countries. Upcoming parliamentary elections have sparked public discussion of the role of women in politics, family life, and in the...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Sex symbols, a poor proxy in Sri Lanka
A movie star, a beauty queen and a popular model are among candidates running in Sri Lankan's provincial elections on March 29, leading some Sri Lankans to accuse political parties of pushing "sex symbols" in the name of female political...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Ghana needs Legislative Quota Seat system
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, at the weekend emphasised that a “Legislative Quota Seat” system is urgently required in Ghana’s electoral laws to consolidate the country’s fledging democracy. “Legislative Quota Seat “,...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Afghanistan's 69 women legislators reflect changing times, fight for rights
When they did venture beyond their four walls, they wafted through crowded markets covered from head to toe in the all-encompassing burqa. While most women in conservative Afghanistan may still wear the burqa, today's Afghan woman has choices she...
Friday, March 28, 2014
We Need an Act of Congress to Get More Women In Congress, USA
One of the big headlines for the 2012 elections was the historic number of women elected to state and national offices. New Hampshire became the first state to elect an all women congressional delegation and a woman governor. The U.S. House of...
Friday, March 28, 2014
NWCI puts 6 important questions to local and EP election candidates, Ireland
As the May 23 local and European elections draw nearer, the National Woman's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has formulated six key questions to tease out the ways in which potential candidates are committed to promoting gender equality in political...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Helped by quotas, more women enter Latin American politics
When Michelle Bachelet takes office as president of Chile for the second time on Tuesday, the person who places the blue, white and red striped presidential sash round her neck will be  Isabel Allende - the first woman in Chilean history to be...
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Electoral system and women’s representation in Nepal: need for reform?
International IDEA in collaboration with Demo Finland, UN Women and the Embassy of Finland organized a seminar on the Electoral System and Women’s Representation in Nepal: Need for Reform? on 4 March 2014 in Kathmandu. 270 people participated,...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Balance in the field to replace Therese Murray, USA
Today’s Cape Cod Times noted the imminent retirement of Senate President Therese Murray and listed two of the leading candidates for her seat, Plymouth state representative Vinnie deMacedo and former Falmouth state representative Matt Patrick....
Monday, February 03, 2014
Pacific women gather in Fiji to boost representation in politics
A group of Pacific women politicians and leaders have met in Fiji to find ways to boost the number of Pacific women in elected positions. The Pacific has the lowest number of women in government in the world at just 4-point-7 percent. Twenty women...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Afghan Youth Debates: Women's Limited Role in Politics Under Threat
Efforts to boost the participation of women in Afghan politics are in serious jeopardy, an IWPR debate has heard. Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), said that attitudes towards female members of...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Women parliamentarians, public image, and the media in Algeria — fostering respectful connections
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has been working to strengthen political parties, civil society, media and other key democratic institutions in Algeria since 1997. Historically, women have been underrepresented in Algerian politics. However...