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Friday, December 12, 2014
International conference on women's political participation in Africa
While on the 10th of December the world was celebrating Human Rights Day, in Bujumbura (Burundi) the International Conference on “Women’s Political Participation and their Role in the Prevention of Electoral Violence in Africa”, organized by Cordaid...
Friday, May 30, 2014
International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool re-launched
-          Join the growing community of users - register your interest and receive your ERM Tool license today! International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERM Tool) is developed to strengthen users’ capacity to address political,...
Shailaja Chandra, former Secretary to the Government of India and former Chief Secretary, Delhi
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Indian elections and the fruits of democracy
On 16 May 2014, Narendra Modi the Chief Minister of Gujarat state (in western India) led the Bharatiya Janta party (BJP) to a record victory in India’s 16th national election. BJP’s final tally of 282 seats (10 above the half-way mark in the 543...
Monday, May 05, 2014
International Consultant: Specialist on Gender and Electoral Processes, Haiti
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT: SPECIALIST ON GENDER AND ELECTORAL PROCESSES Location : Port-au-Prince, HAITI Application Deadline : 14-May-14 Additional Category Women’s Empowerment Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International...
Monday, April 28, 2014
India, “The Success Story of Mayatai Sorte”
This paper tells the story of Mayatai Sorte, who was born into a lower caste in India. It describes her efforts to fight against gender and caste-based discrimination. It also documents her rise to a position of power in the Panchayat Raj,...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Is India on the cusp of a gender revolution?
In late March, Raveela Gangula rallied a dozen women to stop a drunken man from savagely beating his wife in Muthangi, a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Although they restrained him and called the police, he was released that...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
India election 2014: The woman calling for Narendra Modi to take responsibility for mass murder
Minutes before he was hacked to death by a Hindu mob, veteran Muslim politician Ehsan Jafri reached for his phone and dialled one last number. For the dozens of neighbours also cowering in his home, it seemed like their only chance. At the...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
India, the message is clear: women want a say in politics
In 1952, a decade after the Indian independence activist Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted the flag of the Indian National Congress at the Gowalia Tank maidan, India held its first general elections. Women had come out in massive numbers to take part in the...
Monday, April 07, 2014
In Arunachal, women contest only on six Assembly seats, India
The women form the majority of the electorate in Arunachal Pradesh but when it comes to contesting elections the numbers are at the odds with their population, with only 6 of them joining the fray for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls and Assembly...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
If not Hillary Clinton, then Sarah Palin for 2016, poll shows
When it comes to women in the White House, Sarah Palin takes the cake in Americans’ eyes, a new poll found. The Economist/YouGov poll asked participants which female candidate — other than Hillary Clinton — they’d like to see run for the high office...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Indonesian Women Marginalized at the Polls Too
“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” may have been the title of a best-selling book, but it also emphasizes how women have always been depicted differently to men. It also happens in politics. Physical and psychological differences aside,...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective Training Programs
Increasing Women’s Political Participation Through Effective Training Programs: Aguide to best practices and lessons learned. The NDI training manual provides key considerations to examine during the program design phase, including an analysis of...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in the Constituent Assembly
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...
Monday, January 27, 2014
In Nepal, Women Fight to Maintain Seats in Parliament
Nepali women had much to be proud of as 172 of them were seated in the country’s newest Constituent Assembly on Jan. 22. They filled almost 30 percent of the 575 seats that were contested during parliamentary elections last fall, despite the...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
IDEA's Electoral Risk Management Tool launched
International IDEA's Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERMTool) is now available free online. The tool was launched during the 6th Global Electoral Organization (GEO) Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea in October 2013. Subsequent launches have...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Implementing and overseeing electronic voting and counting technologies
As a growing number of countries at various stages of development consider the use of electronic technologies in electoral processes, they face opportunities and challenges. This Guide was prepared by IFES and NDI to help election authorities, civil...
Saturday, December 14, 2013
In Chile, women politicians rise, but women's rights lag
“In Chile, the skirt’s in charge,” blared the headline of Santiago tabloid La Cuarta the day after Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei advanced to a second round in the country’s presidential race. Voters today will pick between the two life-long...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Insecurity in Honduras and the Upcoming Elections: What's at Stake for Central America
Of the more than 12 elections taking place in Latin America over the next year, the upcoming presidential election in Honduras is perhaps the most pivotal. With the highest homicide rate in the world, diminishing economic freedom, and increasing...