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Friday, August 03, 2018
Ghana: Nine women file to contest NDC elections in Central Region
Efforts at encouraging strong women representation in active politics received a major boost as nine women filed their forms to contest for various positions in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region. Seven out of the number...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Ghana president nominates another woman to head elections body
Ghana is set to have a new head for its elections body, the Electoral Commission (EC). The nomination of Mrs. Jean Mensa as the new EC boss was announced by the presidency on Monday. She will become the second successive woman to hold the post and...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Gambia: The cabinet reshuffle and the gender agenda
On Friday June 29th, 2018, President Adama Barrow effected a major cabinet change. The change saw two women lose their cabinet positions while two men joined the new cabinet.  The purpose of this article is not to question the cabinet reshuffle as...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Gambia: Banjul elects first female mayor Rohey Malick Lowe
The City of Banjul made history by electing its first female mayor. Mayoress-elect Rohey Malick Lowe will be the first woman to steer the affairs of The Gambia’s capital; which houses the country’s Central Bank and is the country’s economic and...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Gender, Urbanization and Democratic Governance
With two-thirds of the world’s population predicted to live in urban areas by the year 2050, the global landscape is changing rapidly. The incorporation of women’s voices in policy and planning would contribute to the building of cities that allow...
Monday, August 03, 2015
Gender, Urbanization and Democratic Governance
The White Paper, published in June 2015, is a timely contribution to the latest United Nations negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is putting emphasis on both, urban development and equal opportunities for women's leadership at...
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Sunday, January 04, 2015
Gender equality: time for quotas in Scottish politics?
We have a woman who is First Minister if that’s not an example of us reaching gender equality, what is? It’s a statement the Women 5050 campaign, seeking a 50/50 representation of women in Scotland’s public life, hears at least daily. It is indeed...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Group raises funds for website with council candidates' profiles, Canada
The top candidates for Toronto’s mayoral race and where they stand on key issues are well known, but the odds are that few people know who is running for city council in their ward. A non-partisan group of approximately 15 youth is looking to change...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Gender and Local Governance
SNV, Netherlands Development organisation,  produced a manual on gender and local governance - an overview of the literature and websites on gender and governance processes, underlining strategies and best practices. Special emphasis is given on...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Gender Equality and Local Governance
This publication is the result of concrete activities supported by UN Women and the “Equity in Governance” (EiG) project which aimed at translating international commitments and national gender equality policy to the realities of local governance in...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Gender in Local Governments: A Handbook for Trainers
This Sourcebook aims at providing local governments with the tools to better understand the importance of gender in the decision-making process and to reach better solutions for the communities they serve. For this publication the following key...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Gender-Sensitizing Commonwealth Parliaments
In February and March 2001 the CPA, with the assistance of the CPA Malaysia Branch and the approval of the CPA Executive Committee, arranged a Study Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Gender-Sensitizing Commonwealth Parliaments. The aims of the...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Gender Budget Initiatives: Strategies, Concepts and Experiences
This publication consists of a collection of papers from the High Level International Conference, "Strengthening Economic and Financial Governance Through Gender Responsive Budgeting," held in Brussels in October 2001. These papers highlight the...