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Friday, June 05, 2020
Ella Jones elected first black mayor of Ferguson
Voters in Ferguson, Mo., made history Tuesday by electing Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor. The election took place as protesters filled the streets of many U.S. cities, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality faced by many...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Elene Khoshtaria
Elene Khoshtaria is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2017 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Ethiopia’s new 50% women cabinet isn’t just bold—it’s smart
Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed is rewarding women’s contributions to the nation’s progress. In a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday (Oct. 16), Abiy cut the number of ministries from 28 to 20 and named 10 women among the new appointees. Women will...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Emilia Ezeude: 'I tell women power is not served a la carte'
By Josephine Agbonkhese Poised to halt the slide in their political fortune ahead of the 2019 general elections, women politicians from various political affiliations in states across the country recently launched a coalition, the Women in Politics...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Electing more women would change congress (but not make it more bipartisan)
By Danielle Kurtzleben, In October of 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days — the third longest shutdown in history. A few women in particular came together to end the gridlock, including Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and...
Monday, April 30, 2018
Equal Voice Alberta launches workshops to recruit more women into politics
Equal Voice Alberta is urging more women to run in the 2019 Alberta provincial election. The group launched their She Leads Campaign 101 Workshops on Saturday with a panel discussion that drew more than 40 attendees. Organizer Jenessa Crognali says...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Egypt appoints first-ever female governor
Nadia Ahmed Abdou is the first female to be appointed governor in Egypt after she was sworn into office on Thursday as the head of the Nile Delta Governorate of Beheira. Abdou’s appointment is part of a limited cabinet reshuffle of nine ministers...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Enhancing Women’s Role and Participation in Governance in India
To empower elected women representatives, several initiatives supported by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, such as trainings, workshops, exposure visits are helping women bring socio-political change in the communities....
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Emerge Wisconsin works to increase the number of women in politics in Wisconsin
Emerge Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to increase the number of Democratic women in public office, has published an article on the underrepresentation of women in politics in that State. According to CAWP data, only 25.8% of state lawmakers...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Emerging Trends in Women’s Participation in Politics in Africa
Women have traditionally been marginalised from the structures of state that determine political and legislative  priorities. In recent years, Africa has witnessed rapid escalation in female political representation. This paper  illustrates the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Emily Benn: What I can offer British politics
Emily Benn, the 24 year-old granddaughter of the late Labour grandee Tony Benn, is poised to become the fifth generation of her family to sit in the Commons. In this article she explains why she's running. "It would of course be silly to suggest...
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...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Estonian Human Development Report 2002: Human Development and Policy Making
This report analyzes the formulation of policy regarding human development in Estonia. It examines the extent to which good governance principles, with the basic elements of decentralization, transparency, lawfulness and participation, are followed...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Essays on Gender and Governance
The essays in this volume explore the multiple factors that influence the process of engendering governance in complex societies. They focus particularly on the changing roles of various actors such as women’s movements, the state and civil society...