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Hisila Yami being interviewed by AP about a Maoist garbage removal program in Thamel, Kathmandu, October 8, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Neil Horning
Friday, May 13, 2022
A long way to go for gender equality in Nepali politics
Nepal has progressive laws and quotas for women’s representation in politics, but patriarchy and gender discrimination run deep and influence the decisions of parties. On April 28, misogyny in Nepal’s politics and society was on full display during...
Priorities for advancing women’s equal political leadership in the coming year - Brookings
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Africa: Priorities for advancing women’s equal political leadership in the coming year
By Chiedo Nwankwor Women’s equal participation in government is central to democracy and achieving sustainable development and egalitarian societies. While the struggle to redress the marginalization of women in leadership positions show a measure...
Femmes dans un laboratoire de recherche au Maroc / Crédits: Maroc-Diplomatique
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
A big step forward for women's leadership in Morocco
On July 31, 2021, the Moroccan Parliament adopted a reform that did not receive much attention but did represent a big step forward in helping close the country's gender gap. It involved a new amended law on public limited companies to promote...
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
A Practitioner’s Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice Programming
Access to justice for all is a critical litmus test of peaceful and inclusive societies, and an essential condition for substantive equality, human rights, and sustainable development. Globally, women face barriers to obtaining justice in their...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Advocacy Handbook on Gender and Electoral Reform in Malaysia
The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186. At 106 out of 144 countries, Malaysia’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Index indicates that the biggest inequalities exist in terms of women’s political empowerment....
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Arjun Bahadur Thapa
Contributor Uday Nagaraju met in Nepal His Excellency Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General of SAARC, and discussed SAARC’s objectives, achievements and goals in gender equality and women’s empowerment. The South Asian Association for Regional...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
ABC for a Gender Sensitive Constitution: Hanbdook for engendering constitution-making
During political transitions it is important to put emphasis on women’s rights and gender equality in order to take the opportunity to correct the historical exclusion of women from the political sphere. Thus, a reform process towards democracy can...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond
On January 30, 2014, the Middle East Program and Global Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Center and CARE hosted an event “Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond” with Stephenie...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Arab Women Legal e-Platform launched
As a result of the cooperation between the Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR), UN Women and UNDP, and with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND),...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Austerity Measures in Developing Countries: Public Expenditure Trends and the Risks to Women and Children
This study examines how austerity measures may have adversely affected children and women in a sample of 128 developing countries in 2012. It relies on International Monetary Fund (IMF) fiscal projections and IMF country reports to gauge how social...
Monday, March 11, 2013
Agents of Change: Yousra Fraous, the Arab Institute for Human Rights
Since the revolution of January 2011, IDEA has been following closely the transition to democracy in Tunisia. Over the past two years, the Institute has strengthened its presence on the ground to provide support to the ongoing constitutional process...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Arab States: Feminism and Islamic Perspective: New Horizons of Knowledge and Reform
The event that hosted participants and speakers from Egypt, Middle East, and Europe, had different scopes, one of which is Western Muslim women efforts to be role models working in the field of defending Muslim women rights in their respective...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Arab States: Arab Democracy? Institution Building in the Middle East
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will host back-to-back panel discussions on the Middle East during their annual Policy Conference.   Featured speaker Les Campbell, senior associate and regional director for Middle East...
Friday, February 24, 2012
Arab States: Arab Spring: Prospects for Democracy
Timezone: America/New York   Location:  The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico Register:  https://www.sfcir.org/events/featured-events/cir-special-event-on-the-ar... The...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and innovative provisions adopted during processes of...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Assessing Legislation - A manual for legislators
It aims at providing the legislators with the necessary tools that would help them in assessing legislations and proposing them to promote social and democratic change in their countries. The guide highlights and discusses several important topics...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Albania: Law on Measures Against Violence in Family Relations
This law aims to prevent and reduce domestic violence in all its forms by appropriate legal measures. It also aims to guarantee protection through legal measures to members of the family who are subject to domestic violence, paying particular...
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Australia: Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act
The Act was adopted in Australia in 1996 to provide support and rehabilitation for victims of crimes of violence by giving effect to an approved counselling scheme and a statutory compensation scheme.

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