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Friday, October 11, 2019
Rwanda sets new world record on female representation in parliament
Rwanda has broken its current world record of 64 per cent female representation in Parliament, setting a new one of 67.5 per cent. Out of 80 seats, women now occupy 54 seats, a new world record for female representation in Parliament globally. The...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Rwanda: Call for Renewed Political Will to Bridge Gender Gaps in All Sectors
As African countries push for respect and promotion of gender equality, political will is key to accelerate attainment of gender equality on the continent. The remarks were made Thursday by Donatille Mukabalisa, the Speaker of Parliament, while...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Resistance to Women’s Political Leadership: Problems and Advocated Solutions
This paper was submitted by Catherine M. Watuka, Executive Director of the NGO Women United for Social, Economic & Total Empowerment based in Kenya. The  purpose of this paper is to outline and evaluate the barriers women face in becoming...
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Resisting Women’s Political Leadership: Theories, Data, Solutions
Over the last twenty years, the world has witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of women serving in elected and appointed political roles. Having more women in politics has been viewed in largely positive terms, as leading to attention to a wider...
Monday, July 25, 2016
Report says Commons should have gender neutral toilets and allow MPs to breastfeed
The Guardian relays that according to a report commissioned by the Speaker, the House of Commons should install gender neutral toilets, allow MPs to breastfeed in the chamber, and introduce quotas to ensure that at least 40% of political journalists...
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Rafik Halouani
Rafik Halouani is Mourakiboun's General Coordinator. Mourakiboun is a leading Tunisian NGO that specializes in the observation and monitoring of elections in Tunisia. Mr. Halouani is one of the four winners of the National Democratic Institute's (...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Research Stresses the Importance of Gender Quotas to Improve Life Standards for Girls in India
A recent article authored by Ms. Miriam Kelberg stresses the importance of gender quotas in India as a way to improve the standards of living for girls in this country. Gender quotas in India have had a strong impact at the local level, having...
Ray of hope for women in Indian politics
Monday, October 20, 2014
Ray of hope for women in Indian politics
By Aarushi Koundal, India being the largest democracy of the world went through one of its most talked about elections few months back. The country saw the downfall of the incumbents from the political arena. Proving all the political priests wrong...
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ray of hope for women in Indian politics
By Aarushi Koundal, India being the largest democracy of the world went through one of its most talked about elections few months back. The country saw the downfall of the incumbents from the political arena. Proving all the political priests wrong...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ready for the lists, say Uruguayan women
A new series of commercials featuring public figures, as well as workshops and support for women politicians from all parties, and a project to broaden the current quota law are all stimulating the participation of women in decision-making in...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Rwanda: Women Poised to Retain Majority in Parliament
With constitutional quotas for interest group seats in their favour and all political parties legally bound to respect women's quota of at least 30 per cent of their parliamentary nominees, women may retain or even widen their majority in the...
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Regional Forum on Equal Participation in Decision-Making
UNDP is organizing a Regional Forum on Equal Participation in Decision-Making (November 15-17, Istanbul), with co-funding from the UNDP-Japan Women in Development Fund. The Forum will explore opportunities to strengthen the capacities of the...