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Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa - IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #BreakTheBias towards women in political decision...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #Breakthebias towards women in political decision...
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art (Annick Kamgang/IPU)
Monday, November 29, 2021
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art
In light of the significance of the recent report, Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa, the IPU commissioned a talented artist to help visually portray the extent of this scourge in legislatures across the...
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa
The present regional study, the second in the series, focuses on parliaments in Africa and was carried out in partnership with the African Parliamentary Union (APU). It is based on confidential interviews conducted with 224 women parliamentarians...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Strengthening women's participation in local governance: lessons and strategies
South Africa has made great strides in establishing a constitutional and legislative framework for building a participatory democracy. This paper seeks to explore the extent to which existing participatory mechanisms enable active participation by...
She ran She won
Thursday, February 12, 2015
She ran she won: identifying and overcoming obstacles to getting elected to parliament
iKNOW Politics has compiled video testimonies from women parliamentarians from all over the globe to create this video on identifying and overcoming obstacles that women women face when seeking election to parliament.
Friday, September 05, 2014
Security Detains Women Protesters in Sudan
The security services detained 16 activists of the "No to women's oppression" group, who staged a protest in front of Omdurman women prison today. The women protested against the detention of women politicians, especially Dr Maryam El Sadig El Mahdi...
Somali Minister Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin
Monday, September 01, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women keen on more vehement role in politics [Interview with Minister]
Somali women have been facing formidable challenges and complain about marginalization in politics but they in turn played a pivotal role in securing peace deals between warring forces on the ground. Among the stumbling blocks are cultural and...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Somali musician and Member of Parliament Saado Ali Warsame shot dead
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame has been shot dead by Islamist militants. She was killed along with her bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabab...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women Demand More Representation in Politics
Somali women leaders met in Mogadishu on Sunday (July 20th) to demand greater representation in national politics and clear constitutional provisions protecting their participation, Somalia's Hiiraan Online reported. Chair of the Somali National...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Somaliland’s first female deputy prosecutor
Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, made history by becoming Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor, dealing with a range of cases including theft, gang-related violence, and even terrorism. Across Somaliland, UNDP is supporting a fundamental...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Africa Misses the Mark on Women in Politics
Following the elections and President Jacob Zuma's recent cabinet appointments, South Africa has missed its last opportunity - so tantalizingly close - to achieve gender parity in politics ahead of the 2015 deadline. The 50% target for women's...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Substantive Equality and Reproductive Rights: A Briefing Paper on Aligning Development Goals with Human Rights Obligations
This briefing paper is intended to provide guidance on how to incorporate the principles of substantive equality into the Post-2015 Agenda. Specifically, when considering reproductive rights and gender equality in these programs, states should take...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Singing & Social Media to Empower Kenya’s Rural Women
This project empowers rural women in Kenya to engage with (county and national) government and participate in budget making and the prioritisation, monitoring and implementation of development activities. This will improve government accountability...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sierra Leone: Kailahun Women Councilors Climax '16 Days of Activism' - Adopt Gender Model Family
Twelve women councilors in the Kailahun District, east of Sierra Leone, have climaxed the 2013 commemoration of '16 Days of Activism' with the official adoption of the 'Gender Model Family' as an antidote to poverty reduction, improved social...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
South Africa Local Government Gender Policy Framework
Local Government has a significant role to play in the achievement of government's goal of "a better life for all." If Local Government were to effectively facilitate the social and economic development of communities and households, the quality of...
Friday, May 24, 2013
Somalia: Puntland Leaders Set Quotas for Women in July Local Elections
Puntland regional leaders met Tuesday (May 21st) to encourage women's participation in the upcoming local council elections in July, setting a quota for desired participation, Somalia's Garowe Online reported. Government officials, political party...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Speech by Lakshmi Puri at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel
Speech by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women, at the High-level Conference on Women’s Leadership in the Sahel, 9 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium   (We invite our users to read the ocmplete speach here)

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