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Monday, May 14, 2018
Funding for Women Candidates
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Facebook Live Q&A on gender-targeted public funding to support women in politics
Join a live chat on International IDEA's Facebook page to discuss gender targeted public funding to support women in politics with Gary Klaukka. Ever wanted to know more about how political finance legislation is designed to help close the gender...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Female Candidates Encouraged to Compete With Male Counterparts
Monrovia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged female candidates to fill the gap and compete with their male counterparts. She said the policy can only be implemented if collective efforts are applied in every community and county. Sirleaf...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Felicity Blackburn
The Women's Campaign School (WCS) at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Fatemeh Rahbar
Fatemeh Rahbar, Member of Parliament in Iran speaks to iKNOW politics about campaigning and election to parliament as a woman in her country.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Farhan Akhtar is a HeForShe
Indian actor and director of numerous films and founder of Men Against Rape & Discrimination (MARD), Farhan Akhtar was touched by the struggle to end violence against women when a woman he worked with was sexually assaulted and killed in her own...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Fianna Fáil ‘disappointed’ as it fails on female candidate targets
Fianna Fáil has conceded it is “disappointed” with the proportion of female candidates it is running in the local and European elections in May. The party’s enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary said today that less than 20 per cent of its candidates...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Familiar Faces and Warlords Set To Dominate Afghan Election Campaign
Twenty-seven presidential hopefuls have registered as candidates for Afghanistan's crucial April 5 vote, setting the stage for a wide-open race among former warlords, powerful officials, and several prominent Western-educated technocrats... The...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Female candidates will face uphill battle in 2014 election in Indonesia
Despite efforts to increase the number of women in politics, they still face an uphill battle to join the male-dominated political world, a political expert has said. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) political analyst Siti Zuhro said women in...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
First Lady Urges Women To Vie For Elective Positions In 2015, Nigeria
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday urged more Nigerian women to vie for elective positions in 2015. Dame Jonathan said this in Owerri in a message to the inauguration of Coordinators of Women for Change and Development Initiative (...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Focus Group Findings on Perceptions on Women in Georgian Politics
From June 18–21, 2012, IFES worked with the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA), a Tbilisi–based research organization, to conduct eight focus groups across Georgia to better understand the perceptions, opinions and perceived obstacles...
Friday, March 15, 2013
First female Prime Minister of Greenland
Opposition leader Aleqa Hammond, who heads social democratic party called Siumut, won 42 per cent of the vote and 14 seats in Greenland’s 31-seat parliament. Ms. Hammond is expected to form a coalition within a few days, making her the first female...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Failing to get the vote: Liberian women and political participation
This paper discusses Liberian women’s access to formal political influence and representation in the bicameral legislature. Even if women are visible and powerful in Liberian politics, their participation is dependent on government appointments...
Monday, April 25, 2011
Future Women Mayors’ Academy Kicks Off in Mexico
Mexico’s gender quota system has made a significant difference for women seeking election to the Mexican Congress. In the last 15 years, the percentage of seats occupied by women has increased from 10 to 26 percent.   But at the municipal level,...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Young Iraqi women aspiring to political careers are getting a boost from a new Young Women’s Leadership School launched recently with the help of NDI Iraq staff member Ferdos Majeed. Majeed came to the U.S. for three months in 2009 as NDI’s first ...
Friday, January 23, 2009
Financing Women Candidates in Muslim Countries
This consolidated response highlights barriers faced by women in Muslim countries in funding their political campaigns and participating in public life. The consolidated response also discusses the impact of existing legislation, political parties,...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
From Norms to Good Practices - The challenge of political funding in Latin America
This study presents the latest in regulations and practices on political parties and electoral campaigns in Latin America. The book takes five thematic approaches: funding systems, media access, accountability and disclosure, control organizations...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Fundraising Tactics for Women
This training manual describes fundraising tactics on how to create solicitation teams, where to find donors, and how to solicit funds.