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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga arrives for the Azimio la Umoja at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya, December 10, 2021 [File: Baz Ratner/Reuters]
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
Ahead of Kenya elections, female politicians face abuse, attacks
Dozens of female candidates have been physically assaulted while campaigning ahead of the August 9 elections in Kenya. Liz Njue, a Kenyan psychologist who wanted to stand for a county assembly seat, had just arrived to vote in her party primary when...
Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Friday, June 10, 2022
A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard: Gloria Steinem on what feminism means today
Julia is joined by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Gloria has been at the vanguard of the women’s rights movement and has been questioning the status quo and pushing against the patriarchy for almost 60 years. They discuss Gloria’s career as a...
Hisila Yami being interviewed by AP about a Maoist garbage removal program in Thamel, Kathmandu, October 8, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Neil Horning
Friday, May 13, 2022
A long way to go for gender equality in Nepali politics
Nepal has progressive laws and quotas for women’s representation in politics, but patriarchy and gender discrimination run deep and influence the decisions of parties. On April 28, misogyny in Nepal’s politics and society was on full display during...
Afghanistan: Women Launch Protest For Equal Space In All Sectors Including Politics. Image: Pixabay/Republic World
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Afghanistan: women launch protest for equal space in all sectors including politics
In order to pressurise the Taliban to allow space for women in the Ministry of Women's Affairs, hundreds of female protestors took to the streets in Afghan national capital, Kabul, on Monday. According to a report by Tolo News, the women who took...
Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace and Security
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Advancing Women’s Leadership in Politics and Peacebuilding
Women play major roles as decision-makers and leaders advancing peace and prosperity around the world. Yet progress on women’s political representation has been slow and uneven. Only 22 countries have women in the highest position of political power...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Advocacy Handbook on Gender and Electoral Reform in Malaysia
The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186. At 106 out of 144 countries, Malaysia’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Index indicates that the biggest inequalities exist in terms of women’s political empowerment....
Monday, March 27, 2017
African perspectives on gender equality and political empowerment of women
By Luis José Consuegra Education, increased awareness on the need to have women running for political leadership positions, overcoming traditional challenges based on stereotypes and understanding the difference between having quotas and having...
Monday, February 01, 2016
Afghan women fight for bigger voice in peace process
According to Human Rights Watch, Afghan women have been denied participation in the last 20 rounds of official peace negotiations. The exclusion of women is explained by some to be the result of women’s limited representation in Afghanistan, where...
Friday, January 22, 2016
Alaa Murabit
This written interview was originally published on 12 January 2016 here by AWID. The interview was conducted and edited by Isabel Marler. Women were at the forefront of the pro-democracy protests in Libya in 2011, which, after escalating into civil...
Monday, March 16, 2015
A Renewed Vision: DemTools 2.0
DemTools are a set of open-source solutions developed by NDI’s Technology for Democracy team (NDItech) to address some of democracy’s most common problems. 
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Azerbaijan to join OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference
An Azerbaijani delegation led by chairwoman of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova will attend the OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference to take place in the Austrian capital of Vienna on July 10-11. The...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A LOOK AT THE RIGHTS OF ARAB WOMEN
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Activists promote "Womanifesto" as Delhi heads to polls, India
On the eve of elections in Delhi, women's rights activists called on political parties on Tuesday to commit to a "Womanifesto" - a gender-sensitive agenda - to combat rising crimes against women in the Indian capital. The gang rape and murder of a...
Women in Egypt
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte
The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Amina Zouabi
iKNOW Politics: Has social media played an important role in your experience as a parliamentarian? I think that online social networks are extremely important and necessary at present times because of the speed with which they can spread a message...
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...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Armenia: Women and Politics Newspaper
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Arab Feminist Knowledge Production Meeting
What are we calling for exactly? Young women activist, writers and feminists have been setting up alternative electronic media websites/blogs  to provide more critical coverage and point of views on various issues in the Arab region, from gender...

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