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Friday, July 26, 2013
Australia's Julia Gillard reveals what she thought when she gave the 'misogyny speech'
As prime minister, Julia Gillard remained instinctively private, consistently contained and, for a figure so much in the public eye, oddly enigmatic. But in an interview with the Melbourne-based magazine the Monthly, conducted during her final...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Are parliaments favourable conduits for gender equality? IPU Opinion Piece
By posing this question to parliamentarians from all over the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) caused something of a stir. An IPU study[1] found that women are overwhelmingly the main drivers of change in terms of gender equality in...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Amina Zouabi
iKNOW Politics: Has social media played an important role in your experience as a parliamentarian? I think that online social networks are extremely important and necessary at present times because of the speed with which they can spread a message...
Friday, May 24, 2013
Action urged on council election 'glass ceiling' for women after dismal Anglesey showing, Wales
The Welsh Government has been urged to address the “glass ceiling” of women standing for council seats after local elections on Anglesey saw just three women councillors returned. A report by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) in Wales obtained by...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
AGORA E-discussion on 'The Challenges and Needs of First-Time Parliamentarians'
To mark the launch of Arabic Portal, AGORA will be organising an E-discussion on 'The Challenges and Needs of First-Time Parliamentarians'launching March 1st till April 12th.  This page will offer a daily recap of the discussion as it progresses.  ...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Applications available for the Fall 2013 Star Fellowship
Are you a college junior, senior, or recent graduate interested in running for office one day?  The Running Start/Wal-Mart Star Fellowship brings together seven young women from across the country to intern for a female Senator or Representative. ...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Agnes Francesci
Interview with Ms Agnes Francesci, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Addressing Inequalities through Increased Political Representation of Women in International Relations
While the number of women parliamentarians is understood to have increased by 75% since 19951, such trends are not as encouraging considering that women continue to be at the ‘bottom of the power pyramid’  and represent only 19.7% of...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Author explores the obstacles for women in politics, USA
For Covington’s first female mayor, one perk is serving as a role model to young girls in a state the Center for American Women and Politics ranks 38th in the nation for women in elective office. “(Young girls) need to build confidence at an early...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Armenia: OXFAM: women in politics may help promote social issues
On December 21, the presentation of the “Participation for Change” book and a roundtable on research findings were held, with representatives of political parties, NGOs, research and scientific centers and mass media attending. Research revealed...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Australia: Gender Equality Bill Passes Through Parliament
New legislation supporting gender equality in the workplace has passed through the both houses of Federal Parliament. The passage of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Bill 2012 was welcomed by Minister for the Status of Women, Julie...
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Afghanistan: Afghan women who fight for freedoms
While this horrifying scene may resemble what happened in that football stadium 13 years ago, in fact, much has changed. Within hours of Najiba's horrible death being broadcast worldwide, women in Afghanistan poured into the streets, seeking justice...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Asia Pacific: Six actions can fast-track women in Asia-Pacific politics - UNDP
It will be 50 years before parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region achieve gender balance if women’s participation remains at its current pace, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Half of the more than 4.2...
Monday, August 27, 2012
Armenia: Women and Politics Newspaper
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Achieving the 50/50 representation target in Namibia by 2015
An interesting contribution in the discussion came from Sarry, who shared an experience from Namibia. Sarry: “Namibia at the moment stands at over 30% women representation and 42% at the local governance level. We are excelling at 42% because most...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of...
Friday, May 06, 2011
AGORA - iKNOW Politics Virtual Discussion: Women's Caucuses
AGORA, the Portal for Parliamentary Development and iKNOW Politics, the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics, are co-hosting a Virtual Discussion on Women's Caucuses that will run from May 9th through May 20th. Through this...
Thursday, October 07, 2010
AGORA Newsletter: September 2010
AGORA is a multilateral initiative, jointly managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank Institute (WBI), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), the International Institute for Democracy and...

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