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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground
Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Equal Votes Equal Voices
Equal Votes Equal Voices IFES promotes equal rights and political participation for women around the world. The full participation of women in political, social and economic life is beneficial to families, communities and nations. Women’s...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Enhancing youth political participation throughout the electoral cycle
The inclusion of youth in formal politics is important, as the 2011/2012 arab States popular uprisings and various occupy movements have demonstrated. In countries in transition, fresh ideas and new leadership can help to overcome authoritarian...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Equality in Politics: An Overview of Key Findings
6 key findings on obstacles to women in politics based on a an Inter-parlimentary Union survey of Women and Men in Parliaments
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Electoral system and women’s representation in Nepal: need for reform?
International IDEA in collaboration with Demo Finland, UN Women and the Embassy of Finland organized a seminar on the Electoral System and Women’s Representation in Nepal: Need for Reform? on 4 March 2014 in Kathmandu. 270 people participated,...
Friday, January 31, 2014
El Salvador elections: Putting women's right on the agenda
Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned where women's voices fit into discussions surrounding the (in)famous gang truce brokered in 2012. While Pierce's question remains...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary
Anita Haidary is an Afghan women's rights activist and co-founder of Young Women for Change (YWC), a non-governmental organization aiming to empower and improve the lives of women in Afghanistan. She is now studying Film Studies at an American...
Monday, December 02, 2013
E. Equatoria women warn of electoral consequences for absent MPs
A group of women MPs from South Sudan’s parliament were warned by a delegation of women from Eastern Equatoria that legislators that did not make the effort to visit their constituencies would face the consequences at the next election.At the public...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Elections in Egypt: The Electoral Framework in Egypt’s Continuing Transition: February 2011 – September 2013
Egypt has been undergoing a tumultuous, uncertain democratic transition for more than two years. Inspired by the events in Tunisia, Egyptians organized and participated in mass protests to oust President Hosni Mubarak. When he stepped down on...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Emma Yohanna
I am Emma Yohanna and I’m from Padang, Indonesia. I am currently one of the 10 candidates running in the municipal elections for the town of Padang, where I hope to win and become mayor. I am also the first woman candidate for this position. It will...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Egyptian state-run women's council calls for quota of women MPs
The National Council for Women called on the committee which is drafting Egypt’s constitution to include a quota for women in parliament, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported on Monday.     The state-run body organised a meeting on Monday to...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Egypt: The Path to Real Participation of Women Yes to Quota
Egyptian Women struggled for over 6 decades in order to obtain the right to political participation as voters and candidates, which was achieved through being stipulated in the Constitution 1956. This resulted in the participation of women in the...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Electoral Politics: Making Quotas Work for Women
This book focuses on the long struggle against women's political exclusion. The authors examine a wide range of issues related to the political exclusion of many women inclusing ideologies, cultural barriers, electoral systems, etc. Gender quotas...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Eight women among 418 hopefuls in Kuwait election race
More than 400 people have signed up to run as candidates in the Kuwaiti parliamentary elections on July 27. The list of 418 hopefuls at the end of the 10-day registration process on Saturday afternoon includes eight women, Kuwait News Agency (...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Electoral Financing to Advance Women’s Political Participation: A Guide for UNDP Support
This primer offers an introduction to the intersection of gender and electoral financing. Money is a prerequisite for competing in most political systems today, but patterns of gender discrimination force women candidates to make do with more...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics
Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s political engagement in the region. This report examines the...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Egypt: Egyptian women seek broader political role
Human rights activists and civil society organisations continue to seek stronger political representation for Egyptian women in parliament, ahead of elections for the lower house of the legislative authority this year. The Shura Council, which holds...
Thursday, November 22, 2012
European Elections 2014
  The European elections will be held in all 28 member states from the 22 to 25 May. Every five years EU citizens choose who represents them in the European Parliament, the directly-elected institution that defends their interests in the EU...