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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
UN support to electoral system design and reform
This directive sets out UN policy for providing support to the design or reform of an electoral system, or parts of an electoral system.  Given that the issue of representation goes to the heart of democratic governance, this policy directive is...
Monday, July 29, 2013
USA: Why are there so few women in the Michigan legislature?
Women are outnumbered in state legislatures around the country, particularly in Michigan, where female representation is at its lowest point in more than two decades. As MLive reported Sunday, women inside and outside the state legislature are ...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
UNDP Lebanon: EU-funded workshop for stronger participation by women in political life
On 3 July, the UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Programme (LEAP) organized the EU-funded workshop “Electoral Systems and Women’s Participation” in Beirut -where local candidates, activists and members from the international community came together...
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
UN Women:Asia-Pacific calls for urgent increase to low participation of women in politics
In one of the regions with the lowest number of women in politics, both governmental and non-governmental leaders met in Beijing for the first “Asia-Pacific Workshop on Promoting and Monitoring Women’s Political Participation.” Jointly organized by...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
UNDP invites you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s Political Participation and Leadership
Warm greetings from the United Nations Development Programme Asia-Pacific Regional Center’s (UNDP APRC) Gender and Democratic Governance Teams in Bangkok. We are pleased to invite you to join the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on Women’s...
Monday, August 06, 2012
UNDP: Consultant to support development of a gender policy for the INEC in Nigeria
Location : Abuja, NIGERIA Application Deadline : 08-Aug-12 Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : International Consultant Languages Required : English   Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 13-Aug-2012...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
UN Women: Following elections, proportion of Senegal’s female parliamentarians almost doubles
The number of female elected parliamentarians in Senegal’s National Assembly has almost doubled thanks to the impact of new parity laws on the July elections With 44.6 per cent of female parliamentarians, Senegal has come close to achieving parity...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
United States: Op-Ed: Women Are Never Front-Runners
The United States can no longer afford to choose its leaders from a talent pool limited by sex, race, money, powerful fathers and paper degrees, argues Gloria Steinem in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. Read Gloria Steinem's op-ed...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
United Kingdom: Women MP candidate quotas proposed
Obligatory quotas for the number of women put forward for selection as a parliamentary candidate by each political party have been proposed. The conference on diversity issues was commissioned by the prime minister. It wants the parties either to...
Friday, October 07, 2011
Unseeing Eyes: Media Coverage and Gender in Latin American Elections
In a society where mass media is the main venue for political information and electoral competition, limited visibility during a campaign can be challenging to a candidate and limit the possibilities of being elected. This study covers five...
Friday, September 16, 2011
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: legislative elections
Description of government structure: •Chief of State: President KHALIFA bin Zayid al-Nuhayyan * •Head of Government: Prime Minister MUHAMMAD bin Rashid al-Maktum •Assembly: United Arab Emirates has a unicameral Federal National Council (Majlis al-...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
UNITED KINGDOM: Referendum
At stake in this Referendum: A referendum to adopt an alternative vote (AV) electoral system. Description of government structure: Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II  Head of Government: Prime Minister David CAMERON ** Assembly: United Kingdom...
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
UGANDA: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
On February 18th, Uganda is holding presidential and parliamentary elections. The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. In the National Assembly, 214 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms, 81 members...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
UNITED STATES: Election
The 2010 midterm election will be held on Tuesday, November 2 with at least 36 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested and all House seats coming up for election. Mid-term elections will take place in the United States of America on 2...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
UNIFEM’s Gender Equality in Political Governance Programme in the Pacific – Moving Forward
Within two months after setting up office, the United Nations Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM) Gender Equality in Political Governance Programme (GEPG) in the Pacific has already started making waves. UNIFEM’s GEPG Programme is a 5 year...
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
UNIFEM Afganistan Fact Sheet 2007
This factsheet presents key statistics on women’s representation in politics, labor force, health care, and education system in Afghanistan. It also describes issues around marriage and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Afghanistan....
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
UNDP's Quick Entry Points to Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality
This training guide focuses on the human rights-based approach to development cooperation as a framework for women's empowerment and gender equality. It emphasizes the need for development cooperation to empower women and to ensure gender equality...