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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Arab Social Media Report
The societal and political transformations taking place across the region played an instrumental role in challenging stereotypes about Arab women as oppressed and subservient. In particular, the leading role that women have played in orchestrating...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A compilation of political party statutes
This compilation includes statutes from nine political parties of different ideological backgrounds, geographic locations and size. Drawing from the statutes included in this publication, the introduction uses selected examples to highlight how...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment
Women in Africa are undeniably participating in the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution and they are doing so in many and varied ways; the changes that the use of these tools have brought about are visible everywhere....
Friday, October 11, 2013
A comparative study of structures for women MPs in the OSCE
As a first of its kind in the OSCE region, this study is concerned with the presence and operation of dedicated women’s parliamentary bodies (alternatively referred to as parliamentary struc­tures for women members of parliament (MPs)) that promote...
Monday, September 09, 2013
Albania’s 2009 Parliamentary Election: Monitoring the Implementation of Gender Quota and Women’s Participation
The 2009 election was the first to take place after the adoption of a quota for women’s participation in political life, and after the revisions to the Electoral Code approved in late 2008. The quota law, “On Equality in Society,” was enacted in...
Friday, August 16, 2013
A Place at the Table: Safeguarding Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
Ten years after the start of the western intervention in Afghanistan, Afghan women are facing an uncertain future. Women have strived for and made important gains since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, including in political participation and access...
Saturday, June 01, 2013
A transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment: Imperatives and Key Components
As the leading organization with a global mandate to promote gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) calls for a specific commitment to achieving...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Advancing Equality in Women's Participation & Influence in Public Life through the Post‐2015 Framework
This paper explores how inequalities in women's participation and influence in political and public life can be addressed through the new global development framework that is expected to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Addressing Inequalities through Increased Political Representation of Women in International Relations
While the number of women parliamentarians is understood to have increased by 75% since 19951, such trends are not as encouraging considering that women continue to be at the ‘bottom of the power pyramid’  and represent only 19.7% of...
Friday, March 01, 2013
Analysis: Cambodian Commune/Sangkat Council Election 2012
An analysis of data and views on Cambodian women's political participation, especially during the 3rd Mandate Commune/Sangkat Council elections in 2012.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Assessment of National Women's Machineries in Turkey
With the new organizational law, the objectives and duties of the national women's machinery (NW)M have been updated and expanded to focus on building equality for women and men, and to move beyond the elimination of discrimination against women,...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Arab Human Development Report 2009: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries
Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities. They also identify disadvantaged groups...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
A Study of the San Salvador Municipal Gender Equity Policy
This report describes the objectives and strategies of the San Salvador gender equity policy and its impact on women.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Actions and Strategies from the Seventh Asia Europe People's Forum 2008.
This report is based on discussions from the workshop ‘Strengthening Women’s Political Participation and Influence’ and other workshops of the seventh Asia Europe People’s Forum (aepf-7) held in Beijing from 13–15 October 2008.The major...
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Assessing Women’s Political Party Programs: Best Practices and Recommendations
The assessment is designed to identify the specific elements and approaches which were most effective in encouraging women’s participation and leadership in political parties. Although drawn from NDI programs, the information gathered in this...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Agreed Conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women on the Critical Areas of Concern of the Beijing Platform for Action
This resource highlights action-oriented agreed conclusions on a number of issues, including women in power and decision-making, and institutional mechanism for the advancement of women.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Addressing Violence Against Women: Piloting and Programming
This report highlights lessons learned from ten pilot projects that used a programme guide created by UNFPA to help health care providers address gender-based violence. It also summarizes presentations from ten experts on gender-based violence and...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Armenia - Country Report Based on Research and Dialogue with Political Parties
This report provides information on political parties in Armenia. It examines the internal functioning and structure of the political parties, as well as the external regulations and environment which shape their work.