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Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Policy brief: Strengthening Women’s Political Participation
Strengthening Women’s Political Participation (2021) provides an overview of the political participation of women and reasons for their underrepresentation in politics. It includes recommendations for donors, national governments and political...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Preventing violence against women in elections: A programming guide
The publication “Preventing violence against women in elections: A programming guide”, jointly produced by UN Women and UNDP, brings to light the scourge of violence against women in elections. It seeks to identify the specific components of...
Friday, August 18, 2017
Partnership to support women's political participation in Papua New Guinea
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in August 2017 by Dr Alphonse Gelu, Registrar of Political Parties and the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission, and Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the Australian National University (...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Panel Discussion on "Electing Women Leaders"
2016 has been a historic year for electing women to public office. In the US, the first woman has become the presumptive presidential nominee from a major political party. In Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen became the first female Prime Minister to take office...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Pam Damoff
Pam Damoff is a business professional and community activist who has served as a Town Councillor in Oakville since 2010. Her extensive public service is combined with over 27 years of corporate experience on Bay Street. She has been elected to...
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...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Public school board to promote women in politics (Canada)
It may be the 21st Century, but many of the barriers that kept women from entering politics over the last 100 years still exist, said 20-year-old university student Supriya Trivedi. For instance, juggling a career with motherhood remains a...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Program to get more young women considering politics wraps up
Why are so many more men involved in politics than women? The one-year Head Start for Young Women Program, now wrapping up, aimed to tackle that issue by jumpstarting the conversation with local high school and post-secondary students. About 15...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Presentation on Youth, Development and Rights Diversity and Discrimination
The presentation given by Åshild Marie Vige fropm the Norwegian Children and Youth Council on "Barriers to political participation, focusing on the issues of diversity and discrimination faced by many youth when attempting to engage in the political...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum 2014
Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships, funded by the Australian Government, will support the professional and skills development of Pacific women parliamentarians and parliamentary staff; develop engagement between women in the Pacific region...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Practical Women's Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career
Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, 9 practical women’s leadership “...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Practical Women's Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career
Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with this innovative, 9 practical women’s leadership “...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Push needed for more women in Vanuatu politics
The Vanuatu Council of Women says the government needs to come up with more strategies to push women's political representation in the country. The non-governmental organisation has launched a report on women's participation in politics from 2009 to...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Promoting Women: Transforming Women into Leaders
This edition of 'The Parliamentarian' by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association focuses on women in parliaments.  It includes a piece by Charles Chauvel, UNDP's Parliamentary Development Advisor, on promoting women's political representation and...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Promoting women’s leadership in local government: Local government associations help women meet the challenge
This case study highlights some of the good practices emerging among Federation of Canadaian Municipalities (FCM) and its partner local government associations in improving women’s political leadership and decision-making in local government. It is...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Poised to Run: Women’s Pathways to the State Legislatures
Women legislators are more likely to say that they decided to seek elective office after receiving the suggestion to run, whereas men are more likely to say that the decision to run was entirely their idea. Thus, women candidates more often need to...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Political awakening of Pakistani women
Do not be misled by the depiction of Pakistani women in popular media. While the thought of Pakistani women may conjure a stereotypical oppressed and burqa-clad image, times are changing fast. The reality is that women in Pakistan are striving to...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Palau hosts second Mock Congress for Women
“I hope that this Mock Congress exercise will give the participating women the confidence to realize their potential as leaders in Palau, and can give them the courage to put up their names and stand for national elections.” These were the...

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