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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Gender equality and electoral violence in Africa: Unlocking the peacemaking potential of women
IMF examines the impact of gender equality on electoral violence in Africa using micro-level data from the sixth round of Afrobarometer surveys. The sample covers 30 countries. IMF finds that gender equality is associated with lower electoral...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Gambia: Women and Youth Edified in Political Participation
There is need to recognise the collective dignity of humanity and collaborate in creating an environment where all could grow and progress side-by-side towards the collaborative fulfillment of national aspirations. A vibrant democracy anywhere...
Graça Sanches Member of Parliament Cabo Verde
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Graça Sanches
On the islands of the archipelago that make up Cabo Verde, a country off the coast of western Africa, she is a household name. One of youngest Members of Parliament in Cabo Verde, Graça Sanches became a parliamentarian at the age of 30. Raised in a...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Gabrielle Bardall
Gabrielle Bardall is an academic and an electoral assistance expert with a decade of experience supporting electoral processes in transitional states. She has worked in more than 25 countries with international organizations including UNDP, UN Women...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Gender-Sensitive Media: A Voluntary Code of Ethics
The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to help individual journalists, media persons, management and owners of media houses to promote gender justice in their organizational policies as well as in their professions to become better at their work, by...
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 “,...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ghana: WiLDAF petitions Mahama to appoint 40% women in new government
The Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has presented names of 65 women it says can be appointed by President John Mahama in his government. The names were contained in a petition signed by Bernice Sam, Executive Director, WiLDAF Ghana...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ghana: West Africa Women's Delegation to Observe Elections
An eight-member group of the West Africa Women's Election Observation (WAWEO), led by Nobel Laureate Leyman Gbowee of Liberia, has arrived in the country to observe the 2012 general elections. The team, consists of eminent women who are experts in...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ghana: Dec. 7 polls: 28 women elected as MPs
he anxiety and uncertainty surrounding women's abilities to win Parliamentary seats have been laid to rest as 28 women from nine regions have reached office so far in Ghana's hotly contested 2012 elections. Subsequently, Ghana’s next parliament is...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ghana: Commonwealth Observer Group Bemoans Low Number of Women in Politics
The Commonwealth Observer Group has expressed concern about the low number of women contesting this year's general election in Ghana. The group is in the country at the invitation of the Electoral Commission to observe Ghana's 6th elections since...
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Ghana: Women and Multi-Party Politics: An Eye on Election 2012
One Hundred and thirty three women are running in 27 out of the 275 constituencies in Ghana’s Parliamentary race this year. This number is relatively small compared to their male counterparts who number up to one thousand three hundred and thirty...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ghana: CPP Presidential Candidate to champion the cause of women
Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster, Presidential Candidate of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Wednesday said when elected his government would champion the cause of women in nation building. He said "politicians must practice what they preach, and...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ghana: WiLDAF Campaigns for Women Parliamentary Aspirants
A gender parity advocate group, Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), has mounted a vigorous campaign for women parliamentary aspirants in the Central Region, urging the electorate in the area to vote massively for women to represent them...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ghana: Use your talents to ensure peace prevails, women urged
Ms Darling Norgbey, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has appealed to women across the country to use their endearing attributes to help diffuse simmering political tensions that could develop into full blown conflicts. Ms Norgbey, who is...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Ghana: NPP's election 2012 vision for women
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will introduce programmes that will encourage and bring women into the mainstream of economic and political activities should it be given the mandate come December 7.    In its Election 2012 manifesto made available to...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Ghana: PPP parliamentary candidate against intimidation of women politicians
Mrs Vivian Kakie Tetteh, Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Sunyani East, has observed that threats and frustrations from activists of other political parties are the challenges that prevent women from participating in...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ghana: Stakeholders Charged to Increase Assembly Women in 2014
A study has called on all stakeholders to work consciously to increase the number of women who will win the District Level Elections (DLEs) in 2014 and other such future elections. "The Performances of Women Candidates in the 2010 District Level...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Ghana: Opposition Party Picks Female VP Candidate
In Ghana, the leader of the opposition Progressive People's Party (PPP), Papa Kwesi Nduom, has named Eva Lokko as the party’s vice presidential candidate for the December 7 general election. Miss Lokko is an engineer and communications expert, a...