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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Burton describes Dáil as ‘a men’s club’, Ireland
Irish society continues to treat women as second-class citizens, according to a report dedicated to creating a more women-friendly Oireachtas. The A Parliament of all Talents: Building a Women-friendly Oireachtas report by the National Women’s...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Burma’s Government to Appoint a Second Woman Minister
Burma’s president is set to appoint Khin San Yi, formerly a deputy minister of planning and economic development, as the new education minister, bringing the number of woman ministers in the government to two. Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Balance in the field to replace Therese Murray, USA
Today’s Cape Cod Times noted the imminent retirement of Senate President Therese Murray and listed two of the leading candidates for her seat, Plymouth state representative Vinnie deMacedo and former Falmouth state representative Matt Patrick....
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Building a career in political technology
Women who work at the crossroads of politics and technology are working at two heavily male-dominated fields. Yet there are ways to build a career and thrive at work, and at home. It’s deliberative, and it’s ongoing, but it’s worth it if you want to...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Beyond government: How can you inject political finance information in your life and why should anyone care? What’s next?
This webinar session will introduce some of the creative ideas that inject political finance information into the everyday life of people and brainstorm about the possible ways to make this information relevant on an individual level. We will also...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Breaking down women of color in U.S. Congress
The 113th Congress has been applauded for its diversity, but women – and specifically women of color, who only make up 4.5% of the 535 members – are still the vast minority. Although women of color have made recent strides in politics, the fact...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Briefing on governance as an element of the post-2015 development agenda
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Monday, January 13, 2014
Bangladesh's warring against women politicians
As a young girl in Bangladesh, you could say I grew up parallel to the legendary rivalry between the country’s main political foes, Sheikh Hasina and Begum Khaleda Zia: two very powerful women with some serious political capital. Hasina is one of...
Friday, January 03, 2014
Before Malala there was Asma Jahangir
She’s just 16, yet known worldwide — as the ultra-famous are — by a single name. She is Malala. She has survived a Taliban assassin’s bullets. She awes global superstars and enthralls world leaders. She’s been showered with awards, almost won a...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor is first for Iran
Samiyeh Balochzehi, 26, who was elected mayor by the Kalat city council, is an engineer and has a master’s degree in natural resources management from the Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch in Tehran. A local who spoke to Al-Monitor...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Bachelet wins Chile presidential run-off
Socialist Michelle Bachelet was swept back into office Sunday as Chile’s next president, on a platform of narrowing the gap between rich and poor. "Chile, now, finally, the time has come to carry out the changes," Ms Bachelet told cheering...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor is first for Iran
The election of the first Baluchi woman last week as the mayor of Kalat, a city in the south of Iran, was an unprecedented event in one of the most underprivileged and conservative provinces in Iran. It is a significant step which local experts...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Biden praises PM Abe’s push for women in politics and the workplace
While China’s air defense zone issues was topmost on everyone’s mind during United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan this week, he also had other agenda on his plate. Together with U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and U.S....
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Bill Clinton hopes for ‘woman president’
Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he would like to see a female president, but he has “no idea” if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run in 2016. “I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Backward States put up more women candidates than developed States, India
While women remain under-represented in elections, an interesting new dimension has emerged from the first analysis of 50 years of Assembly election data. India’s backward States systematically put up more female candidates than the developed...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Budgeting for equity: Gender budget initiatives within a framework of performance oriented budgeting
The following paper by Rhonda Sharp (2003) brings forth research from a project commissioned by UNIFEM. The project upon which the paper is based, sought to develop strategies that would facilitate the achievement of gender responsive budget...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Beyond Quotas: Political Accommodations and Gender in South Sudan
Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government. In July 2013, IFES and  Conflict Dynamics International conducted a workshop to...
Friday, October 25, 2013
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Budgets
Everyone who has struggled to mainstream gender into public policy recognises that programmed action without money attached amounts to inaction. While government budgets allocate resources in ways that perpetuate gender biases, budgets also offer...

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