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Monday, February 24, 2014
Meet Egypt’s first female political party leader
A flicker of hope for women across Egypt may have been sparked on Friday, after the first female to head a political party in the country was elected. Breaking through Egypt's political glass ceiling, Hala Shukrallah succeeded former Egyptian Vice...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC
It is a South African political match made in heaven: a revered black academic, international activist and former freedom fighter – Dr Mamphela Ramphele - joins the rising, but still largely white, main opposition party in South Africa to lead it in...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Money in Politics: A study of Party Financing Practices in 22 countries
Corruption related to political party financing poses a great threat to democratic development worldwide.The study investigates party financing issues accross 22 countries.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Money in Politics Handbook: A guide to Increasing Transparency in Emerging Democracies
This handbook is a primer on the topic of money in politics with special emphasis on the role of disclosure. “Money in politics” refers to the funds used for electioneering and influencing political processes. “Political finance” is an umbrella term...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Minimum standards for the democratic functioning of political parties
Political parties that share a commitment to democratic stability and that accept the norm of political contestation can help to deepen common democratic foundations even while they pursue the more particular interests of the citizens and groups...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Makungwa Calls for the Promotion of Women in Politics, Malawi
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare Mary Clara Makungwa has called on the media in the country to promote women aspirants in politics in order to achieve the 50-50 women representation campaign. The newly appointed Minister said this...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Minnesota Capitol: Women have proved they can win the race if persuaded to run, USA
Four decades after the election that shattered the glass ceiling for women in the Minnesota Legislature, gender equality is still elusive at the state Capitol. Women hold 34 percent of the 201 seats in the Legislature, giving Minnesota the fourth-...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Men Got Us Into The Shutdown, Women Got Us Out , USA
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday afternoon that their female colleagues can take most of the credit for driving the compromise that is expected to temporarily reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Mitchell: ‘We need more women in politics’ USA
Beating breast cancer as a mom of young children made Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz reshape her priorities as a politician and leader of the Democratic Party, she told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, also a breast cancer survivor, on Tuesday...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Mauritian women get political training
At least 300 women would have been trained in politics by the end of 2013 under a programme aimed at politically empowering women in Mauritius, PANA reported. The training, which includes campaign planning and development of campaign materials,...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Major political parties still shy of fielding women, India
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...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Malawi Electoral Commission advocates for 50-50 campaign
Ahead of a tripartite elections next year the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has shown the world that it is moving with time by setting a deliberate policy to allow women in the country pay 25 per cent less the  nomination fees of parliamentary...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Move tarnishes parties' image: women reserved seats given to kith and kin! Pakistan
The distribution of reserved seats for women in the National Assembly to wives, daughters, or relatives of top party stalwarts while ignoring women at the grass-roots level, has badly tarnished the image of major political parties. Pakistan Muslim...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
MEXICO’S REAMM ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN TO RECEIVE NDI’S 2013 MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT GRANT
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based organizations that create greater roles for women in civic...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Malaysia: Women issues overlooked due to low political presence, analysts say
The lack of female participation in Malaysian politics has likely caused the years of neglect over issues of concern to women although the gender makes up half the country’s 13 million-strong electorate, analysts have said. According to statistics...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Malaysia: Women Will Be Fielded As Candidates, As Well, Says Palanivel
MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel has given an assurance that the party would also select women as candidates in the coming general election (GE). He hoped Wanita MIC members would dismiss unfounded rumours that the party would not field female...
Monday, September 03, 2012
Malaysia: PBB Youth welcomes candidates from women’s wing for GE
The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth wing said it would welcome a woman candidate from the party’s Women’s wing in the 13th general election. Its chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof noted that during the last state election, PPB which formed the...
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Maldives: MDP Women’s Wing protest against alleged sexual harassment, call for Fahmy’s resignation
The Women’s Wing of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) gathered outside the government Velaanaage building yesterday in protest at alleged workplace sexual harassment faced by females. The protest was held after Civil Service Commission (CSC)...

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