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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Strengthening women's participation in local governance: lessons and strategies
South Africa has made great strides in establishing a constitutional and legislative framework for building a participatory democracy. This paper seeks to explore the extent to which existing participatory mechanisms enable active participation by...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Statement of the Iraqi Women Network in Commemoration of 15th Anniversary of UNSC Resolution 1325
Fifteen years after the adoption of Security Council resolution 1325 on women and peace and security, Iraqi women and girls are being displaced, abducted, enslaved and made victims of sexual and physical violence as a result of the escalating...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
South Africa: Women and Local Government
This article describes the participation and representation of women in local government elections in South Africa.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Strengthening Internal Political Party Democracy: Candidate Recruitment from a Gender Perspective
The premise of this paper is that political parties cannot claim to be democratic unless they are inclusive and representative of the population they represent. The candidates parties send to parliament should include a cross-section of society, but...
Friday, April 06, 2007
Strengthening Democracy Through Women's Political Participation
This document contains the reports from four panels featured in the seminar, "Emerging Issues in Asia," held in April 1999. These panels focused on effective strategies for human rights and legal reform; the participation of women in politics and...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Standing the Test of Time: Economic Growth, Gender Inequalities and Poverty Reduction in the Dominican Republic (DR)
This article provides a snapshot about the process of growth in the Dominican Republic and how matters of inequalities impact upon gender dynamics and women's status.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Strengthening Women's Participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (Excerpt from Implementing Quotas: European Experiences)
This case study examines the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) efforts to promote women’s participation in parliament. It focuses particularly on the use of quotas and the role of international organizations in advancing women's political...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Strengthening Governance: The Role of Women in Rwanda's Transition, A Summary
This report examines the significance of gender to governance; explores the new structures created by Rwanda's transitional government to increase women's participation in the political arena; and highlights women's contributions to promoting peace...