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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Strategic use of Gender Quotas in the Arab World
One of the most controversial, yet important tools to promote women into the political arena has been the gender quota. The Strategic use of Gender Quotas in the Arab World,  written by Hybl Reseach Fellow Bozena Chrisina Welbourne, explores...
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Arab Quota Report: Selected Case Studies
Debates on women’s issues and gender relations in the Arab region have been going on for some time now. Such matters are often the most difficult to resolve and, in this age of economic and cultural globalization, they continue to create the same ...
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Table: Mechanisms for Supporting Gender Equality in Political Systems
This table gives mechanisms on how to promote gender equity. It was presented at the workshop on Strenghening women's participation and Leadership in Political Parties, Pretoria, 1-5. NDI South Africa
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Implementation of Voluntary Gender Quotas by the Australian Labor Party
This presentation describes the background of the Australian Labor Party and highlights the party's experiences with introducing affirmative action measures in Australia.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Temporary Special Measures To Promote Gender Balance In Pacific Legislatures: A Guide to Options
This guide provides practical recommendations and tools on how to promote women in parliaments in the Pacific region. It describes the use of special measures such as reserved seats and political party quotas, and special campaigning tools.
Monday, April 07, 2008
The Rise of Women in Parliaments in Sub-Saharan Africa
This consolidated response discusses factors stimulating the advancement of women in politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the highlighted factors include gender quotas in politics, national women’s movements, and the spillover effect of...
Monday, June 04, 2007
The Argentinean Women's Experience: From the First Quota Law in the World to the Feminist Power
This paper describes the experience of Argentina with gender quotas. It discusses the factors that led to its implementation, focusing particularly on the role of women in ensuring the adoption of quota laws. It also examines the strategies for and...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The ACE Election Encyclopedia
This online encyclopedia is a repository of information covering topic areas in elections management, with an emphasis on sustainability, professionalism and trust in the electoral process. It covers topics such as electoral systems, electoral...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Quota Database
This database provides access to a number of resources on the use of electoral quotas for women. It contains quota details for over ninety countries, and provides country case studies, working papers, and a discussion forum on topics related to...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Implementation of Quotas: European Experiences
This case study examines the experiences with quota implementation in Europe. It provides information about the use of gender quotas as an instrument to increase women’s political representation in Europe, and includes case studies from Belgium,...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Implementation of Quotas: African Experiences
This case study examines the experiences with quota implementation on the African continent. It provides information about the use of gender quotas as an instrument to increase women’s political representation in Africa, and includes case studies...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Implementation of Quotas: Latin American Experiences
This case study documents the results of a workshop that brought together researchers and practitioners to collect country- and region-specific information on quota implementation and enforcement in Latin America. It provides an overview of the...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Implementation on Quotas: Asian Experiences
This case study examines the experiences with quota implementation in the Asian region. It provides information about the use of gender quotas as an instrument to increase women’s political representation in Asia, and includes case studies from...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Taking Gender Equality Seriously: Making Progess, Meeting New Challenges
This report illustrates the progress and new challenges the UNDP is facing in its day-to-day work on gender mainstreaming. It focuses particularly on the following advocacy areas: democratic governance, including parliamentary development, elections...
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
The Implementation of Quotas for Women: The Indian Experience
The paper attempts to situate the discussion of reservation (quotas) for women both in the wider historical and contemporary context of reservation for the historically disadvantaged groups in India.1 The paper also examines the contemporary...

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