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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
ECOWAS Urged to Mainstream Women Issues
Civil society groups all over the West African region have called on top officials of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to mainstream women's issues in its policy formulation and implementation, to ensure peace and security in...
Friday, January 13, 2012
Experiences in Implementing Parity Laws to Improve Women's Political Representation
The adoption of the parity law in Senegal is an important step on the way to increased political participation and equal political representation of women.  Senegal’s women were rightfully proud of this landmark achievement, but other countries’...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Election: Burundi
Head of StateHead of State is the Head of GovernmentDirectly elected in general elections (absolute majority with 2nd round if necessary)Head of GovernmentDirectly elected in general elections, absolute majority (with 2nd round if necessary)...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Empowering Parliaments through the Use of ICTs
The study, published by the United Nations Development Programme, has developed an analytical framework that focuses on the three core functions of Parliaments - legislation, representation and oversight - and establishes links between them. It...
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...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries: Experiences from Mozambique
This paper examines the case of women's participation in electoral processes in Mozambique. It investigates gender-sensitive legislation, voter registration and education, political parties, and training of women candidates.