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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Economic and Social Empowerment of Women through Information and Communication Technology: A Case Study of Palestine
This paper presents an insight into an initiative that intends to empower women through Information and Communication Technologies, by means of a joint venture between NGOs and local women organizations. The paper reflects on direct and indirect...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Enhancing Women Empowerment through Information and Communication Technology in India
Across the globe, countries have recognized Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an effective tool in catalyzing the economic activity in efficient governance, and in developing human resources...A large group of working women of India...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Egypt: The Path to Real Participation of Women Yes to Quota
Egyptian Women struggled for over 6 decades in order to obtain the right to political participation as voters and candidates, which was achieved through being stipulated in the Constitution 1956. This resulted in the participation of women in the...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Equal Participation of Women and Men in Decision-Making Processes, with Particular Emphasis on Political Participation and Leadership
Report of the Expert Group Meeting held in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia on 24 – 27 October 2005 I. INTRODUCTION 1. In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2001-2006, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider “Equal...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Elena Schuck
When feminism means political engagement I can say that the subject of politics has always provoked me, in a good and a bad way. I have always liked to discuss it, but at the same time I would be very disappointed with several of its issues. I was...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Essays on Gender and Governance
The relationship between gender and governance has too often been neglected in both theoretical and empirical work. Until very recently, most influential political thought has been built around a conceptual distinction between the “public” realm of...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Equity, Inequality and Human Development in a Post-2015 Framework
We live in a very unequal world. Recent data suggest that the poorest 5 percent of Americans earn 35 times more than the poorest Zambians, after adjusting for relative prices (Milanovic 2011, p. 16, p. 9). Between 1980 and 2007, the top 1 percent of...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Emerging Voices: Young Women in Lebanese Politics
Although Lebanon is known in the Middle East for its relative political openness and for the degree of freedom Lebanese women enjoy, it paradoxically has one of the lowest rates of women’s political engagement in the region. This report examines the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Guidebook to Promote Women's Political Participation
This publication, published by UNDP and NDI, identifies targeted interventions for promoting the stronger presence and influence of women in political parties as well as advancing gender equality issues in party policies and platforms. The lessons...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Electoral funding for women - Case studies in Latin America
In this document the author analyzes the legislation on political parties' electoral funding from a gender perspective in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil and Panama.  
Friday, January 13, 2012
Experiences in Implementing Parity Laws to Improve Women's Political Representation
The adoption of the parity law in Senegal is an important step on the way to increased political participation and equal political representation of women.  Senegal’s women were rightfully proud of this landmark achievement, but other countries’...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Election Coverage from a Gender Perspective: A Media Monitoring Manual
This manual presents a methodological tool for monitoring media coverage during election campaigns. It focuses on a gender perspective using objective and verifiable information, and is based on experiences of six Latin American institutions.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Empowered and Equal: Gender Equality Strategy 2008 - 2011
The Gender Equality Strategy 2008-2011 - first launched in March - embodies UNDP's strong corporate commitment to deepen further our efforts to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. It is designed to complement and reinforce UNDP's...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Enhancing Women’s Political Participation: A Policy Note for Europe and CIS (ECIS)
This Policy Note presents a set of pragmatic recommendations that will enable policy makers to enhance women’s political participation in the region. These measures are the product of six national roundtable discussions organized in 2008 in Bosnia...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Everywhere and Nowhere: Assessing Gender Mainstreaming in European Community Development Cooperation
This briefing documents the experiences of civil society advocates in pushing for effective gender mainstreaming in the European development activities. This briefing calls attention to areas where policy and practice must be strengthened to meet...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Estonia: Gender Equality Act
The purpose of this Act is to ensure equal treatment arising from the Constitution of the Republic of Estonia and to promote gender equality of men and women as a fundamental human right. The act was passed on April 7, 2004 and came into force on...
Friday, October 10, 2008
European Women's Lobby 50/50 Campaign
The “50/50 Campaign for Democracy” of the European Women’s Lobby is a push for concrete action to increase women’s presence in politics and in the 2009 European Parliament elections. The Campaign is endorsed by prominent personalities across Europe...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
EWL Lobbying Kit: No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality
The Kit has been produced in the context of the EWL Campaign “No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality” to be launched officially in September 2009. The Kit comprises of two sections. In the first section, you will find an Action Kit,...

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