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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Don’t like the number of women in politics? Step up and change it
Like many Australian women, Nicola Quin has become disillusioned with the number of women in parliament, both at the Federal level and in her home state of Victoria where women hold just 30% of parliamentary positions. But upon realising there was...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Drive for more women in upcoming elections, Fiji
This was discussed at the Fiji Women’s Forum Candidate Strengthening Workshop in the Holiday Inn in Suva, today. Representatives from Political parties met to discuss and support the women candidates that have been announced or with the intention of...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Disenfranchising women in Pakistan
The gender divide is systematic in Pakistan’s electoral system. Not only that women were barred from voting or contesting in parts of Pakistan, they were not even registered as voters in many other parts. In fact, Pakistan counted 11 million fewer...
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Democracy and Gender Equality Roundtable
Update: The event was webcast on iKNOW Politics and we will be posting shortly the recordings of the webcast and follow up reports from the meeting. Please feel free to leave a comment below. About the event: [By Invitation Only.] UN Women is...
Friday, March 25, 2011
Do Our Laws Promote Gender Equality?
In the past three decades - since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) - the nations of the East and Southeast Asia region have enacted many laws...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women's Political Participation
Drawing on its 25 years of experience in the women’s political participation field, NDI has released a new guide for democracy practitioners to help them develop and carry out effective programs to bring more women into government and politics.  “In...
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Deadline for the Asia-Pacific Regional Human Development Initiative (APRI) Fellowships
The UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Human Development Initiative (APRI) announces the opening of two types of Human Development fellowships for citizens of the Asia-Pacific countries. - Academic Fellowship 2009 - Media Fellowship 2009 The Human...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Decentralization and Women's Political Participation
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION CIRCLE 2011: The Discussion Circle on “Decentralization and Women's Political Participation” was initiated in 2008 and concluded in 2010. The members discussed on the importance to empower and involve women in local...
Monday, March 12, 2007
Does Size Matter? Critical Mass and Women MPs in the New-Zealand House of Representatives
Citing examples from the New Zealand House of Representatives, this paper tests the claim that women can influence political decisions only once they achieve a critical mass within legislative bodies. The conclusion is that the possible impact of...