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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The role of political parties in promoting women in politics - UPLA
The Women's Network of the Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA) is a political platform that seeks to promote and strengthen the participation and positioning of women in public decision-making roles in Latin America and the Caribbean. UPLA...
Monday, August 12, 2019
The Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
Background In most countries, political parties are the primary and most effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected. Political parties’ practices, policies, and values can have a deep impact on women’s...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Turkish party leader urges women and young people to go into politics
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Aug. 27 called on women and young people to get more involved in politics, on the second day of the ongoing “justice congress” in the northwestern Turkish province of...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The emerging strategy for capitalizing on women's unprecedented interest in politics in the United States
Jean Sinzdak could see right away that this year would be different for women in politics. For the first time in her 12 years of running a seminar for women interested in public office, she had to start a waitlist. Registrations for the “Ready to...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Teresa Morais
Teresa Morais is a Portuguese politician and jurist. She is currently Member of Parliament and Vice President of the Social Democratic Party. She previously held the position of Minister of Culture, Equality and Citizenship. Ms Morais was...
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
The story of women’s political empowerment in the Pacific continues to be one of struggle and hardship. Commitments have been made by Pacific Leaders to facilitate women’s entry into politics. While some countries have translated these commitments...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Importance of Social Capital for Women's Political Empowerment
Due to its interest for the political empowerment of women, we transcribe the article published today by the Pacific Standard. "Donna Brazile, the recently appointed acting chair of the Democratic National Committee promised to give a peek into a...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Theresa May becomes Britain's second female Prime Minister
After weeks of uncertainty in British politics following the EU referendum, Theresa May, 59, a Conservative politician, has become Britain's second female prime minister. "The government I'll lead will be driven not by the interests of the...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Toolkit on how to build the capacities of women politicians and political parties
Women comprise over 50 per cent of the world’s population, but they continue to be underrepresented in all political arenas. Democracy cannot truly deliver for all citizens if half of the population remains underrepresented. In a representative...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The reasons behind Temer's white men-only government in Brazil
New article published in The Atlantic explores the reasons behind Michel Temer’s decision to establish a white men only government in Brazil. The fact that the new government of Brazil is only made up by white men caused many commentators to...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Torild Skard
Torild Skard's most recent book, Women of Power, has been awarded the Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 by CHOICE, the US Library journal. Ms Skard has led a vibrant political career. She was the first woman to hold the position of President of...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The outcome document of the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians 2016
Co-organized by the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) and the National Assembly of Zambia, and building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh
Scotland entered into a political union with England in 1707, and as a country within the United Kingdom (UK), it has since then sent representatives to the UK Parliament at Westminster in London. Currently, 59 Members of Parliament (MPs) from...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
TV Show "Madam President"
The Middle East has never tried giving a woman the position of president. The new television show “Madam President” imagined this scenario and put it on screen. Produced by Search for Common Ground, this series follows the fictional story of...
Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Monday, March 30, 2015
The (slow) rise of women-oriented political parties
Since 2001, at least 14 political parties with a women-oriented political agenda have emerged across India, according to an analysis of an official list of political parties from April 2001 to January 2015. Five of these parties have contested...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
TweetTalk’ on Gender, Women & Political Parties
  The National Democratic Institute cordially invites you to join: a ‘TweetTalk’ on Gender, Women & Political Parties Join political party practitioners, elected officials, academics, activists, and gender experts for a Twitter discussion on...
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Saturday, November 08, 2014
Tomasic supports Grabar Kitarovic as next president of Croatia
Member of the European Parliament Ruza Tomasic on Sunday supported HDZ candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic in the race for the next president of Croatia, saying that Croatia was ready for a woman president. "Croatia is ready for a woman president and...
Monday, August 25, 2014
The increased number of female members of parliament: Identifying its origins and obstacles in Indonesia, the Phillippine and Timor-Leste
It is generally recognized that women worldwide make substantial contributions towards politics, society and the economy in their country. In newly democratic countries in Southeast Asia the role of women in politics in particular has been...

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