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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Gambia: 'Women Are the Major Players in Politics'
Madi Jobarteh, the programme manager of The Association of Non-governmental Organisations (TANGO) has said that women are the major players in politics but quality participation of women in politics is needed. He made these remarks during an...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Gender and the Constituent Assembly: Promoting Women's Political Participation in Fiji
Women make up around 50% of the Fiji population but they continue to be underrepresented in national decision-making and are denied equal participation in such processes.An y democratisation process that does not enable equal, fair and substantive...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Gender gap still wide in Russian politics
Russia is known for being a patriarchal country, but despite considerable barriers, some women leaders have managed to reach high levels in the political hierarchy. Women make up only 13 percent of deputies in the Russian State Duma (61 seats out of...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Gender-Based Quotas Needed In Jamaica
Quotas are one way to ensure that women are given a fair proportion of what is available, meaning equal spaces to influence and effect positive change while making meaningful contributions to the development of all Jamaicans. It's really a matter of...
Friday, May 03, 2013
Gender Quotas: Lessons Learned from Kenya to Tunisia
Quotas are in increasingly important policy tool used in more than 50 countries to ensure women's entry into high-level decision making roles in political parties and government. Their proper implementation, however, depends on how the law is...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Getting women ready to run for political leadership, USA
 Even in the new millennium, it remains true that few women aspire — let alone actually become a candidate — to run for elected office.  That’s unfortunate because it means the bodies responsible for solving our most pressing problems are missing...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Gambia: Women and Politics
In The Gambia, the many and varied reports have over and over highlighted the low participation of women in politics. This is of great concern despite the fact that, here in The Gambia, women have over the years contributed, and continue to do so,...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Group seeks to give women equal voice in politics
With five female premiers in Canada, women are making remarkable strides in politics. Still, there is much work to be done to get women on the ballot, says the head of Equal Voice, a non-partisan organization that promotes women in politics. “With...
Friday, December 14, 2012
Gender equity: A model for prosperity
There is greater need for women to be on public boards and commissions that are critical to decision making about the development of Jamaica. Not only is there call to action for women to be selected for these positions, qualified and competent...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Ghana: Dec. 7 polls: 28 women elected as MPs
he anxiety and uncertainty surrounding women's abilities to win Parliamentary seats have been laid to rest as 28 women from nine regions have reached office so far in Ghana's hotly contested 2012 elections. Subsequently, Ghana’s next parliament is...
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Ghana: Women and Multi-Party Politics: An Eye on Election 2012
One Hundred and thirty three women are running in 27 out of the 275 constituencies in Ghana’s Parliamentary race this year. This number is relatively small compared to their male counterparts who number up to one thousand three hundred and thirty...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ghana: WiLDAF Campaigns for Women Parliamentary Aspirants
A gender parity advocate group, Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), has mounted a vigorous campaign for women parliamentary aspirants in the Central Region, urging the electorate in the area to vote massively for women to represent them...
Monday, October 29, 2012
Guam: Congresswoman Speaks About Empowering Women at Opening of FAWA Convention at Hyatt
Guam Congresswoman Bordallo spoke at the official opening ceremony for 20th Convention of the Federation of Asia-Pacific Women’s Association [FAWA]. Guam is hosting this year's FAWA Convention for the 5th time. It is taking place this weekend at the...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment
  The recommendations in Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment offer multiple policies to speed up gender equality. As every country has its own specific social, political, economic and...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Ghana: Capacity building workshop for Female Parliamentary Candidates opens in Akosombo
A four-day capacity building workshop organized for aspiring female parliamentary candidates in the country opened at Akosombo on Wednesday. The workshop brought together aspiring female parliamentary candidates of the National Democratic Congress,...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Global Parliamentary Report: The changing nature of parliamentary representation
The Report is a joint work of the IPU and UNDP, and draws on input from 73 parliaments. It analyzes changes in relations between parliaments and citizens, and suggests improvements to parliamentary strategies for meeting public expectations. Find...
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Gender Equity in Tibetan Public Affairs: New Thoughts on a Democracy in Progress
The Global Gender Forum presents:   Gender Equity in Tibetan Public Affairs: New Thoughts on a Democracy in Progress   by Dr. B. Tsering Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellow and Member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile While great strides have been made...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Gretchen Bauer
Gretchen Bauer is a university professor with a specialization in African Politics and Women in Politics, and has traveled, studied and worked extensively in East and Southern Africa. During the early years of her career her research and scholarship...

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