Post-conflict and Transitional Participation

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UN Women Statement
Thursday, September 02, 2021
Pramila Patten, Executive Director a.i of UN Women, calls on the Taliban leadership to include women in the upcoming governance entity
"I take note of the public commitments made by the Taliban’s spokesperson to uphold women’s rights “within the framework of Islam”, including women’s right to work, to pursue higher education and to have an active role in society, as well as the...
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Put women at the centre of Syria crisis response
As the Syria crisis enters its 10th year, the situation is especially dire for women and girls, with the effects of COVID-19 compounding the risks and hardships for millions of people inside the country and for refugees around the region. Today...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Presentation Tunisian Women: Political role, Gains and Challenges
Prepared and presented by Basma Soudani Belhadj (President  and founder of League of Tunisian Women Voters LET) and Najla Abbes  (board member and co-founder of LET): An overview of women's political participation after the 2011 revolution in...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Presidential Elections in Egypt
Egyptians are scheduled to head to polls on 26-27 May to elect a new president for the second time in three years.The official results of the vote will be announced on 5 June. If no candidate garners more than half the vote in the first round,...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Price of Peace : Financing for gender equality in post-conflict reconstruction
In an attempt to get more detailed information, the Gender Team of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commissioned case studies in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan and Timor-Leste. The case studies examine whether and how resources...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Political participation in Tunisia
Since early 2011, Maryam Ben Salem and Giorgia Depaoli from the Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research (CAWTAR) have been documenting how young women are engaging in Tunisia’s political life. Part of a cohort of 14 initiatives across Africa...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Political and social rights: women after the Arab Spring
Women across the Middle East participated actively in what came to be called the Arab Spring that began in late 2010. Often seen as second-class and voiceless citizens in these male-dominant societies, they were a key force in the popular protests,...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Post-conflict & Transitional participation
According to the Ploughshares, in 2005, armed conflicts raged in 27 countries. In five of them, casualties exceeded 100,000 people, and the indirect costs in human capital, infrastructure and effect on future development are beyond estimation. The...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Pathways for Women in Democratic Transitions – International Experiences and Lessons Learned
This is the keynote address by Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General, International IDEA, at the Roundtable in Cairo on June 2, 2011.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Promoting Women’s Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies
It is widely recognized that women bear a heavy burden in conflict and post conflict societies, both directly through violence perpetrated against themselves and their families and as survivors attempting to reconstruct destroyed communities. There...
Monday, May 11, 2009
Presentation: 1325/1820 National Action Plans
This presentation was made at the meeting on Increasing Momentum for UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans. It discusses the processes in developing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 National Action Plans (NAPS) and the challenges connected...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Policy Recommendations on Decentralization, Local Power and Women’s Rights
The present document comprises a set of policy recommendations that define a global agenda on gender and decentralization. It emerged from the analysis and experiences shared during the Conference and the work of IDRC-supported researchers. It is...
Friday, February 29, 2008
Private Military and Security Companies and Gender
This tool addresses the gender aspects and challenges of a relatively new phenomenon: the privatisation of security on a global scale.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Participation, Values, and Implementation: Three Research Challenges in Developing Gender-sensitive Indicators
This article critically reviews three key research challenges that emerged as a result of developing gender-sensitive indicators for an NGO in South Africa.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Putting Gender Back on the Policy Agenda: Gender Equality and Political Participation in the Russian Federation
This article discusses the implications of unequal political representation and participation of women and men in the Russian Federation. It also describes the importance of including gender issues in the Russian policy agenda for achieving true...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Partnerships for Gender Equality: The Role of Multilateral and Bilateral Agencies in Africa
This report documents the work of various multilateral and bilateral donors in Africa to meet the goals set forth during the Beijing +10 Conference. It examines efforts to meet the strategic objectives of all twelve areas of concern in the Beijing...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Pathway to Gender Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs
This handbook provides a preliminary mapping of gender equality issues as raised by each of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also highlights the obligations and commitments of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of...