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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cameroon elections catapult women, more than doubling their representation in the National Assembly
In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This follows the announcement of the results of the legislative elections held on 30 September 2013. The results of the elections, announced...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Chilean presidential election is between “Michelle Bachelet and I” says Evelyn Matthei
Chilean presidential candidate for the ruling party Evelyn Matthei was the target of her competitors’ criticism during a televised debate in which she brushed aside hopefuls’ aspirations arguing that it was obvious that the race was between her and...
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Cameroon: Female Candidates, Media in Election Campaign Synergy
They rounded off a series of training workshops in Yaounde on September 14. Female candidates in the September 30, 2013 legislative and municipal elections are expected to be more performing during the election campaign, making proper use of the...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Cambodia's Women Call For Free And Fair Elections
“Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia”: Once a phrase commonly seen on banners in Phnom Penh, it has now taken to the streets. Over a month after the 2013 general elections in Cambodia, planned demonstrations against the results are taking place...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Constituent Assembly’s female representation shows poor quantity, good quality: women’s rights activists
While the Constituent Assembly may be lacking in quantity of female representation, the chosen members are of good quality, women’s rights activists and female politicians have said. The assembly has five female members: Azza El Ashmawy,...
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Changing trends: Edging out old-timers, female politicians take their seats, Pakistan
KARACHI:The major-league of political parties today might paint a picture of male leadership but the by-elections in Sindh on Thursday, in which Pakistan Peoples Party’s Shazia Atta Marri and Shamsun Nisa Memon won from Sanghar and Thatta, proved...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Chile’s Women Candidates, Not Two of a Kind
“There’s something sexist about saying that the candidates are two women. Has anyone ever remarked on it when the candidates are two men?” former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet complained about comparisons between herself and her main rival in...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Cristina Fernandez defeated in Argentina’s main electoral districts; Massa pledges ‘end to confrontation’
President Cristina Fernandez Victory Front managed to remain as the leading political force nationwide on Sunday’s congressional primaries but her opponents emerged exceptionally strong in the all-important province of Buenos Aires and the other...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Conservatives Have A 'Women' Problem, That Can Only Be Fixed With Gender Politics, USA
It’s difficult to find a politician, politico or pundit who denies Republicans have a “women” problem. At best, it seems Republicans fail to engage with women voters effectively, and at worst conservatives seem determined to alienate large swaths of...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Challenges Nigerian women face in politics
As the 2015 election steadily approaches, and campaign strategies by various politicians and political offices holders already in full gear, women are being charged to gear up to vie for elective positions in the country. But the odds are stacked...
Friday, March 01, 2013
China: Bright Future for Chinese Women's Political Participation
The annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) will open on March 5, 2013, and statistics show that the number of female deputies has risen to 699, accounting for 23.4 percent of all deputies, which is nearly 2.1 percent higher than the...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cambodia:Women's political representation still low in Cambodia
Boosting female political representation at July’s national election was the topic of a round-table discussion attended by dozens of political-party representatives, though none from the ruling party, in Phnom Penh yesterday. Civil-society groups...
Sunday, October 30, 2011
COLOMBIA: Local elections
Elections will take place on Sunday, October 30th, in order to elect governors, deputies for department assemblies, mayors, municipal council members and local administrative board members.  The candidates elected on October 30, 2011 will hold...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
CAMEROON: Presidential elections
At stake in this election: •The office of President of Cameroon Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Paul BIYA •Head of Government: Prime Minister Philemon YANG •Assembly: Cameroon has a unicameral National Assembly (...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Constituent Assembly Procedures from a Gender Perspective
This paper raises issues about how the Constituent Assembly will work, and how its procedures will have an impact both on the way in which women members will be able to play a part in its work, and on how women’s issues will dealt with in the new...
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Corruption, Accountability and Gender: Understanding the Connections
Corruption has been high on the governance reform agenda for decades. Corruption constrains development, exacerbates and causes conflict, and is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While all of society...
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Citizen Learning for Global Democracy project workshop
Each BGD project includes a workshop to encourage interregional, intercultural, interdisciplinary, ideologically plural and action-oriented discussion of the topic at hand.  The Citizen Learning for Global Democracy project workshop will be held in...
Monday, March 01, 2010
Code of Ethics for Namibian Media
The "Code of Ethics" for the Namibian Media covers a number of subjects, such as accurate reporting, corrections, right of reply, the definition of public interests, the protection of privacy, and more.