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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Tories ‘lag behind’ on gender balance for council elections
Fewer than one in six Scottish Conservative candidates in next month’s council elections are female. Women make up 30% of would-be councillors overall, with 775 of the 2,550 candidates who are standing in the local government elections. Female...
Friday, November 11, 2016
The urban network C40 is to increase female leadership roles in climate change
By Jack Aldane Visitors to the COP22 climate change summit in Marrakesh Morocco arrived early this morning to hear five female leaders discuss a global need for more women to influence the fight against global warming. Anne Hidalgo, Chair-elect of ...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tunisia moves closer to achieving gender equality in politics
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Role of Local Governments in Promoting Gender Equality for Sustainability
The UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality monitors and promotes the participation of women at local level across the world. The Committee firmly believes that the participation of women in local decision-making is the foundation of global...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network statement on International Women's Day 2016
As Global Women Movement celebrates International Women's day on March 8th, while everyone is silent listening to the anthem of freedom and peace, and what has been achieved in progress toward full substantive equality in rights, Iraqi women...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist interviews a Saudi female councillor
The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life. For more information on the recent election...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Three women win in municipal elections, Bahrain
Three women were among the 30 Bahrainis who became councillors after the results of the municipal elections held over two rounds were announced. Fatima Al Qatari carried the First Constituency in the Northern Governorate, Budoor Bin Rajab won in...
Friday, August 01, 2014
The government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen A national meeting of Labor women has been told the government is making gender equality a tougher battle in Australia. Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek told the convention on Saturday that a range of budget measures...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh
The Tibetan Women's Association and its global network of regional chapters said they have successfully organized a series of actions during the 33rd Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and held in Ladakh from July 03-14,...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ten women candidates from Nepal panel, nine from Oli emerge victorious
As the vote count at the UML general convention continues, 10 women candidates from Madhav Kumar Nepal panel and nine contestants from KP Oli have won the election to the Central Committee of the party.  We invite our users to read the full article...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The incredibly poor gender diversity of elected state officials in the U.S., in 7 maps and charts
South Carolina’s Senate is the nation’s least gender-diverse legislative chamber, with just 2 percent representation, according to data from theCenter for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. Of the 45...
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. ...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Effects of Political Reservations for Women on Local Governance and Rural Service Provision
In 1993, India introduced quota-based political reservations for women in rural areas with the objective to promote gender equality in human development by making rural service provision and local governance inclusive and responsive to the needs of...
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 ,...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Quota Database
This database provides access to a number of resources on the use of electoral quotas for women. It contains quota details for over ninety countries, and provides country case studies, working papers, and a discussion forum on topics related to...

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