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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Elections in 2019 in Asian countries: A game-changer for women or not?
How do women in elections stand to gain in terms of power sharing? What are the takeaways for them? The long election season in India is finally over. No, not India alone, but a few more countries in the Asian neighbourhood had also undergone a...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Empowering the Women of Timor-Leste: Peacebuilding in practice
Since the UN Security Council passed resolution 1325 on women, peace and security there has been a worldwide call for women and girls to be protected from gender based violence, and their voices to be brought to the forefront in discussions...
Sonia Palmieri
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Explaining Gender Sensitive Parliaments
iKNOW Politics Expert Sonia Palmieri speaks about gender sensitive parliaments.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Ending Violence Against Women
Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Besides affecting their well-being, it prevents them from realising their full potential in society. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term physical, sexual and...
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Electoral system and women’s representation in Nepal: need for reform?
International IDEA in collaboration with Demo Finland, UN Women and the Embassy of Finland organized a seminar on the Electoral System and Women’s Representation in Nepal: Need for Reform? on 4 March 2014 in Kathmandu. 270 people participated,...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Enhancing Women Empowerment through Information and Communication Technology
Across the globe, countries have recognized Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an effective tool in catalyzing the economic activity in efficient governance, and in developing human resources. There is a growing recognition of the...
Monday, October 04, 2010
Elections: Kyrgyzstan
On October 10th, Kyrgyzstan will choose a new parliament in what are said to be the 'most competitive' elections this region has seen in years.   Kyrgyzstan's parliament in chosen through a list proportional representation system.  If you would like...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Election: Republic of Korea
Description of government structure: Chief of State: President LEE Myung-bak Head of Government: Prime Minister HAN Seung-soo Assembly: South Korea has a unicameral National Assembly (Kukhoe) with 299 seats. Description of electoral system: The...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Empowering Parliaments through the Use of ICTs
The study, published by the United Nations Development Programme, has developed an analytical framework that focuses on the three core functions of Parliaments - legislation, representation and oversight - and establishes links between them. It...
Friday, January 22, 2010
Election: Tajikistan
The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term. In the National Assembly (Majlisi Milliy), 34 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms. Of these, 25 are selected by local deputies and 8 are appointed by the...
Friday, January 22, 2010
Election: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected by popular vote for a six year term by the people. The Parliament has 225 members, elected for a six year term, 196 members elected in...
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Empowerment Through Technology: Gender Dimensions Of Social Capital Build-Up In Maharashtra, India
This paper explores how and to what extent women and men have benefited from the build-up of social capital in technology uptake, and the role of women in this process. The focus of the paper is on collective action as a mechanism to stimulate...
Monday, February 19, 2007
Enhancing Women's Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries: Post-election Support
This paper is based on the experiences of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its programme to provide support to women in parliaments of post-conflict countries. It focuses on the question of post election support and assesses the challenges...
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Elimination of Violence Against Women in Partnership with Men
This article encompasses material that was prepared for a training workshop on eliminating violence against women (VAW). It highlights ideas, concepts, policies, approaches and strategies for a greater involvement and engagement of men to eliminate...