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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.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Commentaries and suggestions to the UN-INSTRAW tool for electoral systems
This consolidated response in based on the commentaries and suggestions of an experts´ group about an analysis tool for electoral systems from a gender perspective elaborated by UN-INSTRAW.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Conditions determining the level of representation of women: The experience of quota system in Latin America
This report provides a general view of the position of women in the legislative powers in three periods: between the 1970s and the 1980s, around 1995 and in 2004. It also describes an increasing trend in the participation of women in Latin American...
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Candidate Training Manual for Women: Training Manual for Civil Society Organizations
This training manual is designed for trainers of women candidates running for office at the local and national levels of government in Uganda. It provides background information and guidelines for conducting training sessions on issues such as...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Code of Conduct for Political Parties - Campaigning in Democratic Elections
This International IDEA handbook sets forth a universal code of conduct for the behavior of political parties and their supporters in an election process. It is based on the analysis and synthesis of existing codes and materials on this topic. The...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Constitutional Provisions and Enhancing Participation of Women in Elections
This paper discusses the participation of women in post-conflict societies and examines the problems they face in their efforts to participate in elections. It also describes the legislative measures that have been taken in several countries to...

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