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Friday, September 20, 2019
New Council of Europe action against sexism
In March 2019, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism. Not only does this text contain the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism, but it also proposes a set of...
Friday, February 01, 2019
Nigerian women struggle to get into politics
When Nigerians go to the polls Feb. 16 for general elections, few will be expecting large numbers of female candidates to win. The share of women in Nigeria's government in the past three years has fallen to 6 percent and the top female presidential...
Friday, September 08, 2017
NDI's Youth Political Participation Program: Ana Usharek
NDI’s youth program aims to promote engagement among youth in the electoral and political processes through civic education, active learning and targeted participation. NDI’s program is two-tiered: students begin with the Ana Usharek (“I Participate...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative
Electoral violence subverts basic standards for democratic elections, which are a cornerstone of democratic governance. The effects, or even merely the threat, of violence can undermine the legitimacy of electoral results and broader political...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
No Freedom to Travel. End Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade. Adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry, or be...
Friday, September 27, 2013
New Resources for Women’s Political Participation Training Programs
In 2011 the National Democracy Institute (NDI) released Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation, a guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring...
Friday, September 13, 2013
NDI World Affairs Briefing Q&A: Supporting Women's Leadership in Parliament
NDI staff participants: Jacqueline Corcoran (Bangladesh), Lindsay Robinson (Sierra Leone), Natalie Hill (Ukraine), Mark De La Iglesia (Governance). Moderated by Susan Markham, director of Women's Political Participation.  Description:  A capable and...