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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Introducing Saudi Arabia’s first women candidates
For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a country known for neither its elections tradition nor women emancipation, the names of the first female candidates to present themselves in the municipal elections have been unveiled. More than 1,000 women have...
Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “...
Friday, May 30, 2014
International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool re-launched
-          Join the growing community of users - register your interest and receive your ERM Tool license today! International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool (ERM Tool) is developed to strengthen users’ capacity to address political,...
Shailaja Chandra, former Secretary to the Government of India and former Chief Secretary, Delhi
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Indian elections and the fruits of democracy
On 16 May 2014, Narendra Modi the Chief Minister of Gujarat state (in western India) led the Bharatiya Janta party (BJP) to a record victory in India’s 16th national election. BJP’s final tally of 282 seats (10 above the half-way mark in the 543...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
India election diary 2014, The Final Phase, story by UNDP India
The 2014 national elections in India recorded the highest ever turnout. Women voters outnumbered their male counterparts in 16 of 28 states. a story by UNDP India
Saturday, April 12, 2014
India election 2014: The woman calling for Narendra Modi to take responsibility for mass murder
Minutes before he was hacked to death by a Hindu mob, veteran Muslim politician Ehsan Jafri reached for his phone and dialled one last number. For the dozens of neighbours also cowering in his home, it seemed like their only chance. At the...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
India, the message is clear: women want a say in politics
In 1952, a decade after the Indian independence activist Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted the flag of the Indian National Congress at the Gowalia Tank maidan, India held its first general elections. Women had come out in massive numbers to take part in the...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Indonesian Women Marginalized at the Polls Too
“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” may have been the title of a best-selling book, but it also emphasizes how women have always been depicted differently to men. It also happens in politics. Physical and psychological differences aside,...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Incumbency Test Looms Larger for Female Governors, USA
The four female incumbents in the field of about 30 governors seeking reelection in November 2014 are doing something considered incumbent upon any female executive who wants her job back: playing up their accomplishments. The quartet includes three...