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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...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Electoral funding for women - Case studies in Latin America
In this document the author analyzes the legislation on political parties' electoral funding from a gender perspective in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Panama.  
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Expert contribution on Legislation on funding for women in politics in Latin America, Colombia
Analyzing the Colombian legislation, the author reponds to the following questions: What laws have been adopted in Latin American countries regarding funding for women in politics? To what extent have these been adopted and what sanctions are there...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Elections & Quotas
The right to vote and the right to stand for election are two fundamental tenets of democracy. Notably, many countries did not afford women the right to vote until the 20th Century. Even today, universal suffrage is not a given right in all...
Friday, January 13, 2012
Experiences in Implementing Parity Laws to Improve Women's Political Representation
The adoption of the parity law in Senegal is an important step on the way to increased political participation and equal political representation of women.  Senegal’s women were rightfully proud of this landmark achievement, but other countries’...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
EGYPT: Parliamentary elections
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President --- --- * •Head of Government: Prime Minister Essam SHARAF •Assembly: Egypt has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Advisory Council (Majilis Al-Shura) with 264 seats and the...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Electoral System and Quotas in Nepal
The Women and Constitution Building Initiative in Nepal was initiated (June 2008) in the spirit of a newly formed Constitution Assembly (CA) which saw the election of a high percentage of women. International IDEA, together with its partners,...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Election Coverage from a Gender Perspective: A Media Monitoring Manual
This manual presents a methodological tool for monitoring media coverage during election campaigns. It focuses on a gender perspective using objective and verifiable information, and is based on experiences of six Latin American institutions.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Egypt: "Towards a fair representation of women in the elected councils: Proportional representation list system"
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights will hold a seminar entitled "Towards a fair representation in the Parliament" on Monday, April 4, 2011.  Numerous male and female participants including heads of parties, political experts, legal experts,...
Friday, March 11, 2011
EGYPT: Constitutional Referendum
Following the events of the past few months, Egypt will hold a referendum on March 19th to change some amendments in certain articles in 1971constitution.  The main proposed changes would shorten the presidential term from six to four years, while...
Monday, October 04, 2010
Elections: Kyrgyzstan
On October 10th, Kyrgyzstan will choose a new parliament in what are said to be the 'most competitive' elections this region has seen in years.   Kyrgyzstan's parliament in chosen through a list proportional representation system.  If you would like...
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Elections: Brazil
Brazil is holding parliamentary elections as well as the first round of presidential elections on October 3.   The electoral system works as follows: - The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year...
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Election: United Republic of Tanzania
Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Tanzania on 31 October 2010. Description of government structure: Assembly: Tanzania has a unicameral National Assembly (Bunge) with 274 seats. Description of electoral system: The President...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Election: Republic of Korea
Description of government structure: Chief of State: President LEE Myung-bak Head of Government: Prime Minister HAN Seung-soo Assembly: South Korea has a unicameral National Assembly (Kukhoe) with 299 seats. Description of electoral system: The...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Election: Burundi
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