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Sunday, February 02, 2014
Growing Number of Kentucky Women Running for State Legislature
A growing number of women are vying for seats in the Kentucky General Assembly this year. Of the 220 candidates running for either the state House or Senate in the 2014 election cycle, about 20 percent are women. That’s a five-point increase...
Monday, November 18, 2013
General Elections in Honduras
Hondurans will cast ballots in general elections on November 24, 2013, electing a new President, 256 Members of Congress (and alternates), 40 Central American Parliamentarians (and alternates), 298 mayors, 298 deputy mayors and 2,092 councilors. In...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Gender and the Constituent Assembly: Promoting Women's Political Participation in Fiji
Women make up around 50% of the Fiji population but they continue to be underrepresented in national decision-making and are denied equal participation in such processes.An y democratisation process that does not enable equal, fair and substantive...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gender gap still wide in Russian politics
Russia is known for being a patriarchal country, but despite considerable barriers, some women leaders have managed to reach high levels in the political hierarchy. Women make up only 13 percent of deputies in the Russian State Duma (61 seats out of...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Gender-Based Quotas Needed In Jamaica
Quotas are one way to ensure that women are given a fair proportion of what is available, meaning equal spaces to influence and effect positive change while making meaningful contributions to the development of all Jamaicans. It's really a matter of...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Guatemala’s Highest Elections Official on Political Rights and Women’s Advancement
Dr. María Eugenia Villagrán De León, President of the Supreme Elections Tribunal of Guatemala (TSE), has a history of transcending gender barriers and achieving great success. To her, ensuring that women have equal opportunities and are living in a...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Gambia: Women and Politics
In The Gambia, the many and varied reports have over and over highlighted the low participation of women in politics. This is of great concern despite the fact that, here in The Gambia, women have over the years contributed, and continue to do so,...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Group seeks to give women equal voice in politics
With five female premiers in Canada, women are making remarkable strides in politics. Still, there is much work to be done to get women on the ballot, says the head of Equal Voice, a non-partisan organization that promotes women in politics. “With...
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Ghana: Women and Multi-Party Politics: An Eye on Election 2012
One Hundred and thirty three women are running in 27 out of the 275 constituencies in Ghana’s Parliamentary race this year. This number is relatively small compared to their male counterparts who number up to one thousand three hundred and thirty...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ghana: Use your talents to ensure peace prevails, women urged
Ms Darling Norgbey, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has appealed to women across the country to use their endearing attributes to help diffuse simmering political tensions that could develop into full blown conflicts. Ms Norgbey, who is...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment
  The recommendations in Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment offer multiple policies to speed up gender equality. As every country has its own specific social, political, economic and...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Ghana: Negative Stereotype Hindering Women's Chance at Winning Political Seats - Report
  A new research study has revealed that negative stereotype and perception about women are the major contributory factors to the poor performance of women in district level elections. The study, launched in Accra on Thursday indicated that, most...
Friday, March 23, 2012
Global Gender Forum presents: Burma After the By-Elections: Taking Gender and Human Security Into Account
The Global Gender Forum presents: Burma After the By-Elections: Taking Gender and Human Security Into Account A Panel Discussion Democratic parties' participation in the April 1 by-elections in Burma reflect a partial political opening and the...
Friday, September 16, 2011
GUATEMALA: Presidential elections
At stake in this election: •The office of President of Guatemala Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President Alvaro COLOM Caballeros •Head of Government: President Alvaro COLOM Caballeros •Assembly: Guatemala has a unicameral...
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Gender, cities and local governance in the Arab world
The symposium « Gender, cities and local governance in the Arab world and in the Mediterranean region» aims to study urban development by focusing on gender issues and the role of women in this process because social norms related to gender are...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Gender Quotas in African Countries
This consolidated response highlights various types of quotas adopted in African countries and provides details on the implementation of quotas under different electoral systems. The response also includes several annexes with data on quotas based...
Friday, February 20, 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in the Americas
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Guatemalan Case Study on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries
This paper was prepared for the Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Process in Post-Conflict Countries." It analyzes the participation of Guatemalan women in the two elections which took place during the post-...

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