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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Report on the International Forum on Women's Political Empowerment
This report is based on the discussions held during the International Forum on Women’s Political Empowerment, held on 7 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. It is a short summary of views expressed by experts, guest...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Record 111 women ran in British Columbia election, just 34 elected
A record number of women ran in British Columbia's (B.C.) provincial election, but that failed to translate into an increase of women in the province's legislative assembly. While 111 women were on the ballot, only 34 ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Refugee Women on Greek Islands are in Constant Fear
Since the beginning of the refugee crisis in Europe, refugee women on Greek islands are in constant fear, according to Amnesty International. Shirin, an Afghan journalist, was once shot at by the Taliban. After fleeing...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Roundtable: “From Exclusion to Equality in Latin America? More Rights for More People through Citizen Participation”
With this event The Organization of American States opens a space to debate about the regional advances within the framework of the “Protocol of San Salvador”, accessible here. The debate refers to the importance of...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rafik Halouani
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Rwanda Enacts Friendly Law for New Mothers
Rwanda, leader on women’s political empowerment, have recently passed a new law giving rights to new mothers. Thus, the new maternity protection law gives mothers a one year leave plus a payment that equals 100% of the...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Radio Drama Promotes women and youth political participation in northern Nigeria
In one episode of the Nigerian radio drama Dukan Karshe, a young man and woman decide to run for their local council to correct injustices, including government funds being diverted from schools and hospitals to line...
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Regional Forum on Equal Participation in Decision-Making
UNDP is organizing a Regional Forum on Equal Participation in Decision-Making (November 15-17, Istanbul), with co-funding from the UNDP-Japan Women in Development Fund. The Forum will explore opportunities to strengthen...
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Report on Constituency Dialogues in Cambodia 2010
NDI‟s January to September 2010 constituency dialogues revealed significant consistencies in the concerns facing Cambodians across the program‟s 12 provinces: land conflicts; agricultural challenges, particularly...
Friday, March 09, 2007
Review of Partner Relationships with GONG and Transparencia
This paper describes the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs’ (NDI) experience working with GONG, a Croatian coalition formed before the 1997 elections, and Transparencia, a Peruvian Organization...