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Sunday, January 12, 2014
Female candidates will face uphill battle in 2014 election in Indonesia
Despite efforts to increase the number of women in politics, they still face an uphill battle to join the male-dominated political world, a political expert has said. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) political analyst Siti Zuhro said women in...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Fawzia Koofi, the female politician who wants to lead Afghanistan
Though disallowed from the 2014 presidential race, Fawzia Koofi is optimistic about her political career in Afghanistan. Yet it is not clear what will happen to the state of women's rights before the next one. Afghanistan remains one of the most...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Female Voter Registration Lags in Helmand, Afghanistan
Getting Afghan women voter cards has proven a challenge for the Independent Election Commission (IEC), which has made female turnout a top priority this election cycle, but southern Helmand province is said to be an especially challenging...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Female Fiji candidate subjected to online harassment over involvement in politics
A young Fijian woman who intends to stand in the Fiji elections says she has received threats, including threats of rape, on social media. Roshika Deo is standing as an independent candidate in next year's promised elections. Ms Deo who has been...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Former Gov. Madeleine Kunin says more Democratic female candidates wanted and needed, USA
Six female members of the Vermont House of Representatives flanked former Democratic Gov. Madeleine Kunin Monday as she announced the launch of Emerge Vermont, an organization that will recruit, train and mentor Democratic women to run for political...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
First Lady Urges Women To Vie For Elective Positions In 2015, Nigeria
The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday urged more Nigerian women to vie for elective positions in 2015. Dame Jonathan said this in Owerri in a message to the inauguration of Coordinators of Women for Change and Development Initiative (...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Female Senate candidates press Democrats’ gender advantage, USA
The emergence of three female Democrats as competitive Senate candidates has party activists optimistic the 2014 election cycle will end with a record number of women in the upper chamber. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Field women candidates: parties urged, Zimbabwe
Political parties have been urged to field more women candidates in the forthcoming elections if Zimbabwe is to realise gender equity and women’s empowerment by 2015.   (We invite our users to read the complete article published April 24 2013)
Monday, April 08, 2013
Fiji's Women Forum 4
The Fiji's Women Forum is a national consultation to discuss the participation of women in the democratization process. Since last year there have been 3 such national forums. The current forum is scheduled to take place between Monday April 8 and...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Focus Group Findings on Perceptions on Women in Georgian Politics
From June 18–21, 2012, IFES worked with the Institute of Social Studies and Analysis (ISSA), a Tbilisi–based research organization, to conduct eight focus groups across Georgia to better understand the perceptions, opinions and perceived obstacles...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Failing to get the vote: Liberian women and political participation
This paper discusses Liberian women’s access to formal political influence and representation in the bicameral legislature. Even if women are visible and powerful in Liberian politics, their participation is dependent on government appointments...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Fiji: Women urged to be more involved in electoral process
WOMEN in the Western Division have been encouraged to become more involved in the electoral process as the country prepares for the 2014 elections. Opening a workshop in Lautoka yesterday, Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki highlighted the...
Thursday, November 10, 2011
FAMILY VOTING AND ELECTORAL RIGHTS: From Understanding the Phenomenon to Eradicating the Practice - Online Survey
     FAMILY VOTING AND ELECTORAL RIGHTS: From Understanding the Phenomenon to Eradicating the Practice   UN Women Albania is launching a research project that aims to better understand family voting as a phenomenon and identify policy solutions...
Monday, May 16, 2011
From Words to Action: Best Practices for Women's Political Participation in Latin American Political Parties
Even though women represent more than half of the voting population in many countries and have been widely incorporated into the economic sphere over the last decade, reality tells us that there is still an important gap between these advances and...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Future Governance in Somalia
Future Governance in Somali - The constitution, Election and participation of Women in forging peace and government. Speakers are three Somali Educators from different states. Dr. Hodan Isse from University of Buffalo, Dr. Yusuf Nur from Indiana...
Friday, January 23, 2009
Financing Women Candidates in Muslim Countries
This consolidated response highlights barriers faced by women in Muslim countries in funding their political campaigns and participating in public life. The consolidated response also discusses the impact of existing legislation, political parties,...
Friday, February 16, 2007
Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns in the Americas
The general objective of this study is to gather, systematise, analyse and disseminate in one single text, the main characteristics –both formal and actual– of political funding systems in the 18 countries it covered. Furthermore, it aims to find,...
Friday, February 16, 2007
Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns
This International IDEA handbook aims to increase knowledge about the law and practice of political finance around the world in order to encourage reflection on options for regulatory reform. It provides a general description and analysis of the...

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