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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Book: Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa
Unexpected and transformative revolutions broke off in North Africa and quickly spread to the Middle East and the rest of the world in 2010 and 2011. Spontaneous, leaderless, youth-driven, and backed by social media, these revolutions called for...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Banks need to change to empower women
Former first lady and Mozambican education minister Graça Machel’s advocacy work in women’s financial inclusion will not extend to a return to active mainstream politics. She was speaking exclusively to Independent Newspapers on the edges of the...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Participation
The terms ‘Participation’ and ‘Gender’ have become a part of development discourse and practice in the last few decades. Advocates of these concepts have claimed that they allow for representation of the most marginalised groups, such as women and...
Friday, January 03, 2014
Before Malala there was Asma Jahangir
She’s just 16, yet known worldwide — as the ultra-famous are — by a single name. She is Malala. She has survived a Taliban assassin’s bullets. She awes global superstars and enthralls world leaders. She’s been showered with awards, almost won a...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Bolivia: Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom
Photo credit: Franz Chávez/IPS A growing number of Bolivia’s indigenous women are participating in politics, ready to break the barriers of gender and ethnicity. Though spread across great distances and representing various realities,  many...
Monday, March 12, 2007
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs: Gender and Social Movements
In order for any action or intervention around rights, democracy and equality to be successful, it must include and value gender equality as part of its analysis and methodology for change. But while women's rights and gender justice are 'on the...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Building Confidence in the Voter Registration Process: An NDI Monitoring Guide for Political Parties and Civic Organizations
This manual addresses the ways that political parties and civic organizations can monitor and promote improvements to the voter registration process. It discusses issues that should be considered when approaching the voter registration process,...