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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Malian women press for peaceful, fair elections
“Women's organizations have been powerless in the face of everything our sisters have suffered. We are now in a process of national reform; I think that this should be done in a participative, inclusive manner that motivates us to become involved...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Merkel's road to a third term could be rocky, Germany
The German election is still more than two months away but for many the vote's final chapter has already been written. Angela Merkel, it is widely assumed, is cruising to a third victory at the polls. When she wins, the thinking goes, there will be...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Malawi Electoral Commission advocates for 50-50 campaign
Ahead of a tripartite elections next year the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has shown the world that it is moving with time by setting a deliberate policy to allow women in the country pay 25 per cent less the  nomination fees of parliamentary...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Move tarnishes parties' image: women reserved seats given to kith and kin! Pakistan
The distribution of reserved seats for women in the National Assembly to wives, daughters, or relatives of top party stalwarts while ignoring women at the grass-roots level, has badly tarnished the image of major political parties. Pakistan Muslim...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Merkel quashes revolt over female exec quota, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition defeated an election-year opposition bid Thursday to set a quota for female board members in a vote that exposed a party rift and forced her to give ground. (We invite our users to read the complete...
Friday, March 15, 2013
More women entering regional politics, Balkans
Even though Balkan countries are shy of the European average when it comes to women in politics, their presence in public life is growing. Montenegro has the first female defence minister in its history, while Serbia got its first woman Central Bank...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mixed feeling over reserved seats for women in Parliament, Zimbabwe
“I do not think that the constitution will improve or encourage women to participate in politics. In terms of the population we are more than men. Women are the ones who are voting men into power. We have women who are in Parliament who managed to...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
More Women Needed in Chinese Politics
Despite the fact that Fu Ying, vice minister of foreign affairs, recently became China's first female spokesperson for the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese women’s political participation still lags behind. Out of the 2,987 NPC...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Mongolia: The Impact of a Quota: Female MPs in the Ikh Khural
So, what was the impact of this quota on the number of MPs? Looking at the preliminary results for this year’s election, seven women have been elected directly in the 48 first-past-the-post contests: D Oyunkhorol (MPP), Ts Oyungerel (DP), G Uyanga (...
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Mongolia: Can New Electoral Law Help Women Enter Parliament?
Supported by recent revisions to Mongolia’s election law, a record number of women are on the ballot in parliamentary elections on June 28. They are seeking seats in what has traditionally been a male-dominated body. Of the 544 candidates running...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
MENA: Morsi Adviser: Female and Christian VPs in Egypt
There’s been a dramatic change of fate in Egypt: Mohamed Morsi was once a prisoner under President Hosni Mubarak. Now Morsi is president-elect of Egypt, at the very same time Mubarak is serving his sentence in the notorious Tora Prison. Now Egypt’s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Mona Lena Krook
Mona Lena Krook is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Her research analyzes electoral gender quotas in cross-national perspective. Her first book,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Millions Of Women Still Fail To Cast Ballots
In "Election Day," a documentary about the experiences of voters in the 2004 election, an Ohio woman is shown having trouble casting her ballot. She had moved, and despite re-registering, went to three different poll locations because her name...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Myanmar: Myanmar's Suu Kyi registers for parliament seat
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has registered her candidacy for an April by-election, as her opposition party comes full circle after being politically ostracized for two decades. For more information, please read: JakartaPost
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
MYANMAR: Parliamentary Elections, 1 Apr 2012
  Description of electoral system: The President is indirectly elected by parliament. In the House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw), 168 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies and 56 members are reserved...
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Montenegro: Regional Conference on "Political Participation of Women as Factor of Societal Development "
UNDP Gender Programme Montenegro UNDP Montenegro is organizing conference on " Political participation of Women as a Factor of Societal Development" Women face multiple challenges in their involvement in political life generated by patriarchal...
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Macedonia: Parliamentarian elections
In June 5 Macedonia will be holding Parliamentary elections. At stake in this election: 120 seats in the Assembly (Sobranie)Description of government structure: Chief of State: President Gjorge IVANOV Head of Government: Prime Minister Nikola...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monitoring Electronic Technologies in Electoral Processes
This guide aims to increase the understanding of civic and political activists regarding what transparency measures to demand in establishing safeguards concerning electronic electoral technologies, as well as what skills their organizations will...

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