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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Global efforts for the incorporation of the gender perspective to drug policies
The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs adopted in Vienna, Austria, a resolution on the necessity of incorporating the gender perspective to drug-related policies and programmes.  The resolution  highlights the importance of policies and programmes on...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Gender, Peace and Security in the Americas: A policy round-table
Event Description This policy round-table, organized jointly by the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), will focus on...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Group raises funds for website with council candidates' profiles, Canada
The top candidates for Toronto’s mayoral race and where they stand on key issues are well known, but the odds are that few people know who is running for city council in their ward. A non-partisan group of approximately 15 youth is looking to change...
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, May 02, 2014
Gender and Political parties: Far from parity
The election of four female presidents in Latin America in recent years has drawn attention to women’s political participation and their access to political decision-making. Despite these encouraging results, statistics reveal that the Latin...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Gender-Based Quotas Needed In Jamaica
Quotas are one way to ensure that women are given a fair proportion of what is available, meaning equal spaces to influence and effect positive change while making meaningful contributions to the development of all Jamaicans. It's really a matter of...
Friday, December 14, 2012
Gender equity: A model for prosperity
There is greater need for women to be on public boards and commissions that are critical to decision making about the development of Jamaica. Not only is there call to action for women to be selected for these positions, qualified and competent...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Gender and Political Parties
The election of four female presidents in Latin America in recent years has drawn attention to women’s political participation and their access to political decision-making. Despite these encouraging results, statistics reveal that...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Gender mainstreaming in Latin American Parliaments: A work in progress
Gender equality in political participation is essential when evaluating the level of development in democracy. For decades women have been systematically kept on the sidelines and often faced the challenge of adapting to rules or parliamentary life...
Monday, March 09, 2009
Getting Ahead: Testimonials of Women in Politics (Trailer)
iKNOW Politics and its partners present the film entitled Getting Ahead: Testimonials from Women in Politics that features incredible stories of women politicians from around the world. The film highlights the cases of prominent women leaders from...
Friday, February 20, 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in the Americas
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Gender Responsive Budgeting in Practice: A Training Manual
This manual specifically seeks to build understanding of gender responsive budgeting as a tool for promoting gender equity, accountability to women’s rights as well as efficiency and transparency in budget policies and processes. It adds value to...