Gender Equality

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Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are...
Monday, October 14, 2013
The State of Women in America
"A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation The role of women in the United States has changed dramatically over the past few decades. For one, more and more women have taken on new responsibilities outside the home by joining the...
Monday, September 09, 2013
The Road to substantive democracy: Women’s political participation in the Americas
The democratic current witnessed in some countries of the Americas during the latter half ofthe 20th century, which led to the overthrow ofrepressive regimes, has brought aboutsignificant changesto the political and electoralsystems of the region. ...
Friday, September 06, 2013
The evolving role of women in Pakistani politics
In Pakistan’s upcoming general elections on March 11th 2013 only 36 women are contesting general National Assembly seats on political party tickets, up from 34 in the 2008 elections.This low number contradicts overall trends whereby a growing number...
Sunday, September 01, 2013
The Policy on gender equality in Iceland
Iceland gender equality act dates back to 1975, the current one enforced in 2008. Iceland is characterised by a high labour market activity of women but large gender gaps. Currently, the specific Icelandic profile in gender policies is reflected in...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The gender dimension of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
Since their adoption more than 13 years ago, significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the eight Millennium Development Goals, including visible improvements in all health areas as well as primary education, and halving...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The policy on gender equality in Denmark
This paper describes Danish policies regarding economic independence, reconciliation policies, participation in decision-making, gender-based violence and trafficking, gender stereotype and gender equality in development policies. In the recent...
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Global Gender Gap Report 2012
The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 benchmarks national gender gaps of 135 countries on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria. The Global Gender Gap Index was developed in 2006, partially to address the need for a consistent and...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Role of International Electoral Observation Missions in the Promotion of the Political Rights of Women: The Case of the OAS
Electoral equity is a fundamental component of a democratic election, and therefore a principal concern of international electoral observation. In order to institutionalize the focus on electoral equity, in 2010 the Organization of American States...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The Elephant of Patriarchy in Political Parties
One of the major issues that persist throughout the world is that women’s physical presence and voices in positions of power and decision making within political parties remains weak and almost non-existent. Even though women participate visibly and...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
The Voice of Libyan Women Project Summary 2011- July 2012
  The Voice of Libyan Women (VLW) was initially founded in August 2011 as a result of the February 17 Revolution. Although VLW has grown considerably since its founding, they remain a youth-led organization and have a strong base in our hometown of...
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Global Gender Gap Report 2012
The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic,...
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Turkey's Response to the Global Gender Regime
Most would agree that a global gender equality regime has been established (for example CEDAW), but it is less clear how those global gender equality norms ‘travel’ to different localities and interact with local politics, cultural and religious...
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Role of Parliamentary Committees in Mainstreaming Gender and Promoting the Status of Women
As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote gender equality, the IPU convened a seminar for members of parliamentary bodies that deal with gender matters. The seminar, on The Role of Parliamentary Committees in...
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Table: Mechanisms for Supporting Gender Equality in Political Systems
This table gives mechanisms on how to promote gender equity. It was presented at the workshop on Strenghening women's participation and Leadership in Political Parties, Pretoria, 1-5. NDI South Africa
Monday, June 29, 2009
The Involvement of Young Women in Politics
This consolidated response highlights the skills and techniques that young women can use to get involved and gain recognition in politics. The response specifically highlights the importance of developing strong communications skills, building...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The Impact of Religion on Women’s Leadership Roles in Politics and Public Life
This consolidated response highlights the impact of religious norms and religion on women’s political participation. The response also describes women’s participation in religious institutions and religious political parties, as well as women’s...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Politics of Democratic Governance
This report describes women's participation at local and national levels and social movements and parties securing accountability in contemporary governance. The report also highlights issues and concepts related to donor-partner relationships ,...