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Friday, April 05, 2013
Women still outnumbered where it counts, Australia
That much-publicised milestone of political gender equality in the US? 20 per cent. Yes. Being outnumbered four to one is a milestone for women in the US Senate. Closer to home, Australia granted women the right to vote and to seek election in 1902...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Why Kenyan women perform below par in elective politics
Centre for Multi-Party Democracy executive director Njeri Kabeberi is concerned that even with the guaranteed 47 women representatives, Kenya has not met the constitutional threshold of no more than two-thirds of public office holders being of the...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Women who broke barriers to get elected, Kenya
Mary Wambui, Peris Tobiko and Millicent Mugadi will go down the annals of history as women, who tested the rough Kenyan political waters with both feet and emerged victorious during the March 4 General Election.   (We invite our users to read the...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Women in Politics: Progress & Impact in the Serbian Context
 This work is concerned with five particular, isolated components of the larger topic of women in politics; specifically the reasons why women do and should run for office (theoretical and practical), the external, systemic barriers they face...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Women in Politics, Haiti far ahead of the OAS countries
During the First Ordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), which was held March 1, at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, around the theme "Women's rights: From Law...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Women’s Law Association conference focused on increasing women’s political participation (video)
In an effort to build momentum following the 2012 races, the Women’s Law Association hosted its annual conference on February 8, entitled “19%: When Will Women Have the Floor?” Experts and professionals gathered to discuss how to close the gender...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Women in the driver’s seat of democratic politics
Gender equality in politics is not about the system allowing women in. It is not about politics giving something to women. It is about women actively taking their rightful place as equals with men in political decision-making. It is about women...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Women's Political Participation in Libya: Quotas as a Key Strategy for States in Transition
NDI’s ongoing qualitative research revealed that while Libyans were broadly supportive of women playing roles in public life, there was significant disagreement over what type of engagement is best-suited to women. Some participants in a study...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Women in Leadership
The 2nd Annual WIL Forum Asia and the WIL Asia Awards 2012 Some of the world’s most successful business executives are speaking at the Women in Leadership (WIL) conference.   This year’s conference is a mini-MBA style, two-day program. WIL features...
Monday, June 06, 2011
Women in politics and decision making positions
Political party manifestos are a strategy to ensure women representation in all the political party structures. This is evident in manifesto of The African National Congress Party as an example. With such a provision in place women are covered in...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Women Enhancing Democracy: Best Practices
On 30 June 2011 Lithuania will host a high level women’s leadership conference "Women Enhancing Democracy: Best Practices". The conference is to be opened by President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Finland Tarja Halonen and the U.S....
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Women’s Representation in Local Government in Asia-Pacific: Going beyond National Targets in Monitoring Status for MDG 3 on Women’s Political Empowerment
More Asia Pacific countries than ever before have elected local governments and national parliaments. Despite the progress made in establishing democratic institutions in the Asia Pacifi c, women continue to participate unequally both as voters and...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Women and Referenda
This consolidated response highlights the important role that women play in referendum campaigns. It also discusses the importance of active participation of women and sensitivity to potential barriers to women’s participation in a referendum,...
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Women's Participation in Politics and Government in Indonesia
Just as Indonesia varies geographically, culturally and socially, so do women across the archipelago. Women’s roles have become increasingly public; women today enjoy many of the same educational opportunities as men and make up a significant...
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Women in Politics 2010
This poster-sized map is a "snapshot" of the presence of women in executive and legislative branches of government as of January 2010. The poster provides information on the percentage of women in ministerial ranks, women in parliaments and women in...
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Women’s Participation in Politics
The event seeks to broaden public discussion on the important subject of increasing women’s representation in politics and decision making. With the Parliamentary election coming up in a few weeks, South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Sri Lanka...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Women’s Political Participation in Traditional and Conservative Societies
This consolidated response highlights types of positive action measures, advocacy campaigns, women’s movements, and educational opportunities that help women in traditional and conservative societies to overcome some of the barriers that they face...
Friday, January 23, 2009
Women’s Participation in Local Governments
This consolidated response analyzes current situation of women’s participation in local governments around the world and discusses the impact of women’s engagement in local politics.

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