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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Libya: Equal Participation of Women Vital for Building New Libya, Says UN Envoy
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding the country, as he commended the number of women who have registered to vote and to stand for election in the upcoming legislative...
Monday, June 25, 2012
Libya: National campaign to support women candidates
In the lead-up to the forthcoming National Assembly elections on 7 July, female candidates will have the support of a national campaign entitled ‘My Voice for Her.’ The Libyan Women’s Union and Maan Nabneeha Movement have launched the national...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Linda Maguire
Ms. Maguire is the Chief of Country Support for Eastern and Southern Africa with UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. She joined UNDP in 1998 and has worked as UNDP’s chief Electoral Advisor in the Democratic Governance Group from 2003 to 2013, and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lithuania: EU official new Lithuania president
Grybauskaite declared victory on being elected the Baltic nation's first female president as early results came in on Sunday. To read the full article please visit the Al Jazeera website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lebanon: Where are Our Women MPs?
Out of the 587 candidates running in the Lebanese parliamentary elections this year, only 12 are women. If half of the female candidates make it, which, judging by previous election results and current alliances, is highly unexpected, female...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
LATVIA: Parliamentary Elections
Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Andris BERZINS Head of Government: Prime Minister Valdis DOMBROVSKIS Assembly: Latvia has a unicameral Parliament (Saeima) with 100 seats. Description of electoral system...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
LIBERIA: Constitutional Referendum
    On 23. August Liberia will hold a national referendum on proposed amendments to the Constitution.   General elections are also scheduled to take place 23. August (possibly postponed until November).   At stake in this referendum: The referendum...
Monday, October 01, 2007
Legislated Gender Quotas or Voluntary Party Quotas?
This opinion piece describes electoral gender quotas around the world and how they function in different political systems.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Lessons Learned and Challenges Facing International Election Monitoring
This paper highlights the importance of transparent elections and outlines the role of election monitoring in securing free and fair elections. It details aspects of the electoral process that must be addressed during monitoring and explains the...
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Legislative Advocacy for Women's Rights: Training Candidates for Local Elections in Cotabato, Philippines
The project, “Legislative Advocacy for Women’s Rights,” aimed to facilitate Filipino women's full, informed participation in political life by increasing their presence in local elections and government, focusing primarily on the Cotabato Province...