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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Training officer (Elections)
UNDP is recruting a Training Officer. This is a TA International contract (P3) for 11 months based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. For more information and to apply, please click here.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tunisia’s 2014 Parliamentary Elections: A Human Rights Agenda
Tunisian laws protect women’s equality more than the laws of most other countries of the Arab world. The law on personal status, promulgated in 1956 by then-President Habib Bourguiba, greatly reduced gender inequality in many facets of family life,...
Gloria Calliste, candidata a concejal para el gobierno local, caminando en su circunscripción en Trinidad y Tabago. Foto cortesía del T & T Guardian.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box
With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, the Network of NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago is training women to be more effective in running for election. They seek to learn the rules, use the rules and change the system. We invite you to...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thailand elections: Politics of crisis
A state of emergency, streets paralyzed with protesters, the fatal shooting of a leading pro-government activist and an election campaign teetering on chaos may not sound like the script from a rising Southeast Asian economic powerhouse. But for...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Thailand election will proceed despite threats
A controversial election in Thailand will proceed as scheduled Sunday despite threats of continued violence from antigovernment protesters and fear that the result will only deepen the country's eight-year political crisis. Thai election officials...
Thursday, December 05, 2013
They Said Men Would Be Suckling My Breasts for Five Years - Kenyan MP Speaks About 2013 Elections
Kenyan member of parliament Alice Wahome spoke about the violent abuse, harassment and humiliation she has experienced as a female politician at the launch of a report about women's participation in the March 2013 elections. Female candidates in...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Turkey: women want bigger role in politics
As the deadline for the finalization of Turkey's local election electoral lists draws closer, an association of women's groups has launched a campaign to entice political party leaders to nominate more women as candidates in 2014 elections. "We are...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
TANZANIA: 'Women Likely to Win Top Political Posts'
WOMEN in the country are likely to win overwhelming voters' confidence in the coming General Elections if the findings of a recent survey are anything to go by. A survey titled "Assessment of the State of Local Democracy in Tanzania from Gender...
Monday, October 14, 2013
The only woman in the room? USA
Why some say the GOP can't compete until it adds more female consultants to its ranks “If you look at the numbers, women are the majority of the population; we’re the majority of voters,” Thompson says. “We have a higher turnout ratio, and we’re the...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Women Of The Cambodian Spring
During the country's most recent election, opposition parliamentarian Mu Sochua saw her brave countrywomen standing up to corruption and demanding change.After intense campaigning throughout Cambodia that took more than 12 months—from the mountains...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup. According to The New York Times, the "slowly unraveling" relationship between the two reached a "new low" when Karzai unloaded on Obama in a video...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The woman behind Zimbabwe's no-vote-no-sex campaign
As Zimbabwe’s voter registration closed yesterday, one can’t help but wonder if the country's recent sex boycott also came to a happy ending. Our correspondent caught up with the woman behind the no-vote-no-sex campaign, MDC minister Priscilla...