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Diversified approaches to prevent violence against women during elections in the Arab region
Friday, March 11, 2022
Diversified approaches to prevent violence against women during elections in the Arab region
International IDEA works to reduce the gap between women's rights as affirmed in the legal texts in the different Arab countries and the low rates of women in decision-making positions. Indeed, the extension of the right to vote to women has...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Do women make political parties more successful?
  The ideology and internal organization of political parties affect how different societal needs, interests and social demands are represented. Some parties have been great advocates of gender equality and promoting women in their candidate lists...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Diversity in parliaments: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous people
Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 35 parliamentarians between March and November 2009. Interviews were designed to gather data on (a) the ways in which members of minority and indigenous groups become parliamentarians, (b) the...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Democracy and Gender Equality: The Role of the UN
Women’s participation is a central element of democracy, and the nature and degree of women’s participation is a key indicator of the quality of democratic culture. A high-level roundtable convened in 2011 gathered 150 policymakers, practitioners...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and Legislation
The attached report was submitted by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights to the CEDAW (Convention for the Eliminatin of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Do Arab women need electoral quotas?
Women are at a crossroads in the Middle East and North Africa. This is widely reflected in the current battles over the adoption of quotas aimed at improving women's chances of being elected into parliaments. Although women's quotas were...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation
Drawing on its 25 years of experience in the women’s political participation field, NDI has released a new guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring more women into government and politics.  “In...