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Thursday, October 10, 2013
I wish women politicians are accepted in their own right: Preneet Kaur, MoS, External Affairs Minister
India had a woman Prime Minister long before the West elected one, but there have been very few women Cabinet ministers to date. Preneet Kaur of the erstwhile royal family of Patiala has been one of the few lady Minister of State in the Ministry of...
Friday, September 13, 2013
It's a Rich Man's World - Where Are the Women in Zambia's Legislature?
A poor record on female representation means Zambia lags behind other sub-Saharan African countries. Extravagant electoral campaigns may be to blame. In September 2011, no one in Zambia could have missed that the country was in the midst of a...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
India: Major political parties still shy of fielding women
India may boast a woman President, Prime Minister and Speaker, but when it comes to selecting candidates, key political parties still have a long way to go. In the past 10 years, only 7 per cent or 4,148 candidates out of the 62,847 candidates were...
Monday, June 17, 2013
While there is a perception in Afghanistan that women are making some political strides, they still face formidable obstacles.  For example, a majority of Afghan men in a recent survey said that while they supported women taking on more roles and...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Interview with Wong Shu Qi, Democratic Action Party Executive Secretary, Malaysia
Interview with Wong Shu Qi, DAP Executive Secretary for Political Education, on how she went from being a journalist to an aspiring politician. Published Arpil 5 2013 by Malaysiakini (We invite our users to watch the video here)
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Indonesia: Parties still discriminating against women, says study
Despite numerous rules and regulations requiring political parties to promote gender equality, a recent study by the University of Indonesia has found that parties in the country have continued with discriminatory policies against women. The study...
Sunday, November 25, 2012
India: BJP lists 30 new faces, women, youth
The list of BJP nominations declared for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly polls includes 30 new faces even as many sitting legislators have been retained as part of continuity.     Women and youth have got preference in the BJP’s first list of...
Monday, September 10, 2012
India: Women want voice in poll manifestoes
Women members of prominent NGOs, representatives of political parties and activists attended a discussion forum where speakers demanded that political parties include in their election manifestos issues related to women. The discussion was organised...
Monday, July 09, 2012
Increasing young women’s engagement in political parties (2012-07-09 - 2012-07-30)
How do we get more young women engaging in political parties? The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy will be examining this question at its Copenhagen Seminar on Women in Politics in September 2012, for which a background paper will be...
Monday, July 09, 2012
IDEA : Various Vacancies Globally
IDEA has various job vacancies. Please see the links listed below for the full details of the vacancies, or visit IDEA for more information. Senior Programme Officer (Asia and the Pacific programme) Close date 22 July 2012. Available at:   http://...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
India: NCP opens doors for young women
The Nationalist Congress Party is the only political party in the country to have separate wing for young women that was formerly launched by Rajya Sabha member Supriya Sule. "This is a great opportunity for young women to make their presence felt...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
IDEA: Commitment of Political Parties to Gender Equality - Side Event
<other/> <other/> All the panelists #polparty! Watch live on ow.ly/9u2CN twitter.com/iKNOW_Politics… — iKNOW Politics (@iKNOW_Politics) March 6, 2012
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
International Women's Day 2012
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. 2012 Theme: CONNECTING GIRLS,...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
iKNOW Politics' Women Leader Series: what role has women's caucuses played in your political journey?
iKNOW Politics asked two members of the Indonesian Parliament what role has women's caucuses played in their political journey? Spotlight on Dewi Coryati Video of iKNOW Politics &quot;Women Leader Series - Spotlight on Dewi Coryati&quot...
Monday, March 01, 2010
IDEA draft Code of conduct on media and elections
The purpose of this code of conduct is to address the areas where all three sets of ethical standards overlap. The mass media are increasingly recognised as playing a crucial role in free and democratic elections. The media are vital in conveying...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
iKNOW Politics Website Arabic Regional Launch
The iKNOW Politics Arabic regional launch will bring together approximately 100 women leaders, candidates, activists, and women’s organizations from the Middle East and North Africa. The conference will also engage prominent women leaders from every...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Independent Women Candidates in Local Elections in Mali
This consolidated response highlights recommendations on how to empower independent women candidates to succeed in elections. These recommendations include providing training sessions, working with civil society organizations, forming women’s...
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Image Building in Croatia: Working with the Media
This manual provides political party members with guidelines for building an effective media campaign. It discusses the importance of media campaigns as vehicles to communicate with citizens and to involve citizens in the work of the political party...