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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Record number of women elected in Israeli municipal elections
Female politicians made history this week in Israel with a record of at least 11 women chosen to head cities and local councils across the country, five more than in the previous municipal elections. Six additional female candidates will contest run...
Friday, September 07, 2018
Regional network to promote women in elections working group meeting in Tunis
To further discuss the establishment of a gender electoral network in the Arab region, the Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies (Arab EMBs), the UNDP and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Revisiting Rwanda five years after record-breaking parliamentary elections
Five years back something historic happened. The 2013 Rwandan Parliamentary elections ushered in a record-breaking 64 per cent of seats for women candidates, making Rwanda the top country for women in politics. The incredible progress was spurred by...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Ready to Run seminar educates women interested in politics
Politically minded women and those looking to get more involved in politics met Saturday morning to talk campaigns, running for office and how to support those who share similar views. The seminar was titled Ready to Run, and was sponsored by The...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Record 111 women ran in British Columbia election, just 34 elected
A record number of women ran in British Columbia's (B.C.) provincial election, but that failed to translate into an increase of women in the province's legislative assembly. While 111 women were on the ballot, only 34 were elected. Based on the...
Mujeres Sarpanchas-Foto Anupama Saxena
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Rural e-governance in India: For whom?
In India’s rural e-governance initiative, 33% of local government seats are reserved for women. Rural village heads of Chhattisgarh State – one of India's poorest-- can now participate in the public process and in theory remotely communicate the...
Friday, November 23, 2007
Regional Strategies for Empowering Women
This report describes women’s role in influencing legislation in the Middle East and North Africa region. It includes case studies about advancing women’s political participation in the region, reforming family laws, and strengthening women’s...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Report on the Status of Women in Yemen Five Years After Beijing 1995
This report evaluates the status of women in Yemen five years after the signing of the Beijing Platform for Action. It looks at women's involvement in a number of areas including poverty, education, health, violence, decision-making processes, human...