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Thursday, August 25, 2016
No Freedom to Travel. End Male Guardianship 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. Adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry, or be...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
NDI's New Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women during Nigerian Elections
Violence against women takes many forms and it is a global phenomenon. It is the case, however, that during electoral processes violence against women is generally increased; the reason behind this trend is that the attention that the media pay to...
Najiba Ahmadi
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Najiba Ahmadi: The quiet revolutionary working to end violence against Afghan women
Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future. For the past five years she...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nigeria: Low Number of Female Lawmakers Stalling Passage of Gender Bills
The National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) has identified the low number of women in Nigerian parliament as the reason for the failure of gender-based bills in the legislature, adding that it is unacceptable that only seven per cent of...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NGOs push for boost in female candidates, Cambodia
More than 50 per cent of candidates nominated by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in the upcoming provincial and district council elections should be women, a coalition of 12 civil society groups...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Number of women in politics back in focus, Cambodia
Finding out why women’s voices are not being listened to is imperative to increasing the proportion of female political representation in Cambodia, a meeting heard yesterday. The Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP) – which is made up of 12...
Friday, September 13, 2013
NDI World Affairs Briefing Q&A: Supporting Women's Leadership in Parliament
NDI staff participants: Jacqueline Corcoran (Bangladesh), Lindsay Robinson (Sierra Leone), Natalie Hill (Ukraine), Mark De La Iglesia (Governance). Moderated by Susan Markham, director of Women's Political Participation.  Description:  A capable and...
Monday, May 21, 2012
NDI: Madeleine K. Albright Grant Luncheon with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
NDI Invites you to the Madeleine K. Albright Grant Luncheon With Keynote SpeakerCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Watch the recording: Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:30 am - Panel Discussion | 12:30 pm - Lunch The Ritz Carlton, 1150...
Friday, January 27, 2012
N-PEACE Regional Training of Trainers
From the 3-10 February 2012, twenty-two women peace advocates from the N-Peace Network countries – Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Indonesia – will participant in the first N-Peace Network Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme coordinated by the...
Monday, March 07, 2011
Nepal Human Development Report 2009: State Transformation and Human Development
Without peace, human development is not possible and without human development, peace is not sustainable. Both require inclusion and participation—which can evolve through the restructuring of the state and deepening of the democracy of a political...
Friday, May 29, 2009
NCCROW Summer Institute on Gender, Disasters, and Development
Food is a basic need, but its place in health and culture is complex, multidimensional and constantly evolving. Food production and preparation also have consistently been associated with gender role differentiation in history. These practices...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
National Human Development Report: Romania 2000
This Human Development Report focuses on the implications of the process of European Union (EU) accession for human development in Romania. It argues that while economic integration may bring overall economic and social benefits to Romanian society...