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Monday, February 06, 2023
Harassment of women in politics on the rise in Sri Lanka
Election monitors and activists express concern that digital harassment of female politicians will increase when the local council elections campaign gets into full swing in the coming weeks. According to the preliminary results of a survey...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life. More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has...
Voters queue outside a polling station in the Somaliland 2021 elections. Credit: Somaliland International Election Observation Mission 2021
Thursday, January 13, 2022
How did Somaliland end up with zero female MPs?
Over 30 years since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991, the Republic of Somaliland has established itself as a paragon of stability in a tough neighbourhood. Although it remains internationally unrecognised, it is inevitably compared...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Human Rights Watch Analyzes Women's Decision-Making in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last month. Adult women must obtain...
Friday, May 02, 2014
How to follow up on UN Human Rights Recommendations: A practical guide for civil society
Follow-up activities aim at ensuring that recommendations and decisions by human rights mechanisms and bodies are implemented so as to improve respect, protection and fulfilment of all human rights for all. UN human rights mechanisms and bodies seek...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hodan Ahmed
NDI staff member Hodan Ahmed of Somalia talks about her experiences working with Somali women parliamentarians and civil society representatives to bring female's perspectives in policy making.   
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Hungary: MPs Join Protest for Women’s Rights
Several NGOs staged a demonstration on Kossuth tér on Sunday to draw attention to violence against women and to speak up for women’s rights more generally. Several speakers expressed outrage at Fidesz MP István Varga’s comment during parliamentary...
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Handbook for Women’s Rights Advocates
IFES has produced a handbook to serve as a tool for advocates of women’s rights and gender equality in Afghanistan, as well as Women of Influence.  Women of Influence are those who pursue information about candidates’ policies and programs, engage...
Monday, March 12, 2007
How Groups Form - How People Function Within the Organization
This training material discusses organizational development in order to explain how people function within an organization. It addresses group decision-making and the role of the leader in maximizing the skills of a team. It can be used as a...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Have Women Progressed? Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment 1995-2003
This report summarizes the Latin American Index of Fulfilled Commitment (IFC) and includes a measurement of the index from 1995 to 2003 in 18 countries of the region. The information presented in the IFC reveals progress and setbacks regarding...