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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Barriers to Women Entering Parliament and Local Government in the United Kingdom
In January 2018, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) commissioned this rapid evidence review, the two broad aims of which were to identify: a) barriers to women’s participation in local and national government; and b) evidence of policies and...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Britain needs gender equality quotas now, Fawcett Society says
Quotas to get more women into key positions in politics, business and the arts must be introduced to address a massive imbalance of power in Britain, according to equality campaigners. With a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett set to become the...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Barriers women face in Tunisian politics
This article was originally published by International IDEA here. By Hamza Amor, Associate programme officer, Tunis office. Since starting its transition to democracy in 2011 Tunisia has been heralded as success story in the region. Since the 2014...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
BRIDGE Project Encourages Women's Voting in Haiti
Sixteen years ago the BRIDGE –Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections– project was initiated. This is a joint initiative between the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the International...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Book launch: Political ‘barriers to entry’ for women highlighted
South Asian writers avoid writing on gender issues, but Dr Anita Weiss rightly explained the political paths of domestic powers in South Asian countries and identified the power distribution, political priorities, identity and women empowerment...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Beyond the Surface: The Saudi Women Political Question
By Hala Alwagdani, In the beginning of 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced in a royal decree the appointment of 30 Saudi females in the Saudi Consultative Council. This has been only one of the steps in King Abdullah’s...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Burundian Women Want a Greater Say in Running of Country
As Burundi heads towards the 2015 general elections, and despite a quota of 30 percent women’s representation in parliament, women in this southeast African nation feel that they are yet to have a significant say in the management of their country....
Friday, May 30, 2014
Building Women's Political Presence: The AAP story, India
India's 16th General Election has been the most expensive exercise of its kind in the country's history. One estimate puts the figure at Rs 30,000 crore, a tad shy of the bill notched up in the 2012 US presidential polls. What does this tsunami of...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Beyond Quotas: Political Accommodations and Gender in South Sudan
Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government. In July 2013, IFES and  Conflict Dynamics International conducted a workshop to...
Thirty women have been appointed to the Shura Council by Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah
Monday, January 14, 2013
BBC: Saudi Arabia's king appoints women to Shura Council
Thirty women have been appointed to the Shura Council by Saudi Arabia’s king Abdullah, for a 4-year term. This number represents a fifth of council’s seats. The decision was taken following consultations with religious leaders. In 2014, women will...
Friday, November 23, 2012
Botswana: Tshireletso wants seats reserved for women
The Assistant Minister of Local Government, Botlhogile Tshireletso, has called for reservation of parliamentary seats for women in order to raise the voice of the distaff section of the National Assembly. Responding to President Ian Khama's State of...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Brazil: Women politicians march on – but the pace is still too slow for many
Brazilians will return to the polls next week less than a month after voters elected a record number of women as mayors, but gender equality is still a distant goal in a political culture long dominated by men. Only one female candidate will...
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Beijing Parliamentary Declaration
This declaration was adopted by participants to Parliamentarians' Day, which was held by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on the occasion of the Fourth World Conference on Women. It affirms the commitment of parliamentarians to follow up the IPU'...