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Thursday, August 24, 2023
Dawn Hastings-Williams
Dawn Hastings-Williams is a prominent political figure from Guyana. With a tenure in the National Assembly dating back to 2011, she has held key roles in various governmental positions. Notably, she has served as Minister within the Ministry of...
Friday, August 18, 2023
Dawn Butler: ‘It is shocking, the disrespect for Black women in the Commons’
The Labour MP Dawn Butler remembers the first time she was called a liar. She was eight years old and had just returned from a family holiday to Jamaica. She was telling her class that she saw a cockroach that could fly when the teacher stopped...
Friday, November 04, 2022
Data shows the need to redouble efforts to enhance women in leadership posts in South-East Asia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must redouble efforts to correct the slim representation of women in leadership posts across multiple sectors of society – or they will risk holding back the region...
Election workers count ballots during the 2012 Timor-Leste presidential elections at a polling station in the capital Dili, March 17, 2021. Credit: Sandra Magno/UNDP
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Does Timor-Leste’s upcoming election herald a more inclusive and progressive democracy?
Next week’s election will feature more female candidates than ever, but their impact on the country’s patriarchal cultural norms remains to be seen. Next week, Timor-Leste will hold the seventh presidential election that the country has conducted on...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Diversity in parliaments: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous people
Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 35 parliamentarians between March and November 2009. Interviews were designed to gather data on (a) the ways in which members of minority and indigenous groups become parliamentarians, (b) the...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Diversity in parliament: Listening to the voices of minorities and indigenous peoples
The interviews presented in this publication relate the personal experiences of 14 parliamentarians who describe their journey to parliament and the challenges they have faced in fulfilling their responsibilities. The interviews highlight that every...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Dir women ‘allowed’ to cast vote
All political and religious parties in Lower Dir agreed on Tuesday to back women’s participation in voting and follow the election code of conduct during the upcoming general election.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published on...
Monday, January 19, 2009
Decentralization, Local Power and Women’s Rights: Global Trends in Participation, Representation and Access to Public Services
This summary report outlines the main outcomes of the IDRC sponsored conference on Women's Political Participation and Access to Basic Services in the Context of Decentralization. The summary highlights findings of the research conducted on the...