Gender Equality

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
SUPPORT POURS IN FOR AZIZAH: More female politicians needed - women's groups (Malaysia)
Women should get more involved in politics so that the voices of the fairer sex can be heard clearly. Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (Empower) programme officer Wong Kar Fai said the decision-making process should benefit both genders without...
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Stop Saying Women Are Too Pretty to Do Anything
Women in politics are just as big of a target as Hollywood celebrities. They find themselves perpetually plagued by their looks, be it because they are beautiful or because they are not. Either way, a single comment about a female politician's looks...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Somalia: Somali Women Demand More Representation in Politics
Somali women leaders met in Mogadishu on Sunday (July 20th) to demand greater representation in national politics and clear constitutional provisions protecting their participation, Somalia's Hiiraan Online reported. Chair of the Somali National...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Serbia improves position of women in politics
Women are taking an increasingly active role as decision-makers in Serbian politics, but some bloggers say more steps should be taken to ensure greater participation at the highest levels of government. While there were virtually no women in...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Stakeholders for greater participation of women in politics, Nepal
Various stakeholders have stressed the need for greater participation of women in politics by introducing pro-women legislation, policy frameworks and advocacy mechanisms. They have also said that there should be regional advocacy mechanisms to...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Somaliland’s first female deputy prosecutor
Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, made history by becoming Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor, dealing with a range of cases including theft, gang-related violence, and even terrorism. Across Somaliland, UNDP is supporting a fundamental...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
She builds bridges, schools and delivers results, India
Mother of three children and a home-maker for more than a decade, few in her sleepy village would have imagined that she would be planning bridges and schools today.  But that is Vandana Bahadur Maida’s life in Khankhandvi, in the populous state of...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
South Africa Misses the Mark on Women in Politics
Following the elections and President Jacob Zuma's recent cabinet appointments, South Africa has missed its last opportunity - so tantalizingly close - to achieve gender parity in politics ahead of the 2015 deadline. The 50% target for women's...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Support to Egypt begins on fulfilling roadmap to democracy
IPU has kick-started its priority support to Egypt in its efforts to establish democracy by providing advice and expertise on the drafting on a new electoral law. The law would have to be in place before parliamentary elections can take place, the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
She should run is the anthem of NWI pols, USA
There is an Ethel, a Melanie, a Dana, a Jolie, a Melody, a Nancy, a Judith, and a Margaret who would prefer voters call her Peggy. Women are all over Lake and Porter county ballots this spring. Some 51 Democrats and 45 Republicans are competing with...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Strengthening women’s networks: A central place in the new UNDP gender equality strategy 2014-2017
Editorial by Charles Chauvel, Advisor for Parliamentary Development, UNDP As an implementing partner of iKNOW Politics, UNDP calls attention to its newly-adopted gender equality strategy for the period 2014-2017.  The strategy seeks to ensure that...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sonja Lokar
The International Knowledge network of Women in Politics spoke with Sonja Lokar on women's political participation in Slovenia, machismo in political parties and the need to change political party laws. 
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Summary of E-Discussion on challenges for women in politics: the glass ceiling - stereotypes in terms of portfolio assignments
iKNOW Politics organized an online discussion on stereotyping portfolio assignments for women in politics, available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. The discussions went on for a period of 3 weeks and received contributions from 13 members...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
South Africa Local Government Gender Policy Framework
Local Government has a significant role to play in the achievement of government's goal of "a better life for all." If Local Government were to effectively facilitate the social and economic development of communities and households, the quality of...
Friday, February 08, 2013
Survey on attitudes toward women in politics in Montenegro
The goal of this research was to: 
 1. To examine attitudes, opinions and perception of public opinion, that is, to study the attitudes, opinions and perception of Montenegrin citizens through field F2F survey and discussion groups which...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Strong voices: Yemeni Women's Political Participation from Protest to Transition
Based on focus group discussions with women from different backgrounds in Aden, Sa’ada, Sana’a and Ta’iz, the report, prepared by SaferWorld, seeks to shed light on the participation of women in street and institutional politics during Yemen’s...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments
Governance is the way in which governments and public sector institutions guarantee the rule of law, promote economic growth and provide some measure of social protection to citizens. Generally, the term ‘democratic governance’ refers to a...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sub-regional (ECOWAS) Consultation on Gender Parity in Decision Making Structures/Institutions
The African Union Commission and International IDEA launched a 5 year Joint Activity Plan (JAP) in 2008.  The Joint Activity Plan is designed to support the African Union Commission in implementing its mandate related to the African Charter on...