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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Convention on the Political Rights of Women adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1953
Read the first international legislation regarding political rights of women here. The legislation entered into force in 1954 and today has 122 state parties. 
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Closing the Gap: Putting EU and UK Gender Policy into Practice – South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh
This report addresses gender equality and women’s human rights in the UK and the European Community development cooperation programmes in South Africa, Nicaragua and Bangladesh. Six case studies are used to compare on-the-ground practice with stated...
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
CEDAW Message Posters
These posters were developed to raise public awareness in Cambodia on the CEDAW principles regarding equal access to education and women's participation in all work areas.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Creating Spaces for Change: Women's Empowerment and the Case of Panchayati Raj in India
This research paper examines the theory of women’s empowerment, and explores the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers in implementing this theory. Using the case study of women in panchayati raj (Indian village councils), the author...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Constitutional Provisions and Enhancing Participation of Women in Elections
This paper discusses the participation of women in post-conflict societies and examines the problems they face in their efforts to participate in elections. It also describes the legislative measures that have been taken in several countries to...
Monday, February 12, 2007
Conflict and a Gendered Parliamentary Response
This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions. It argues that women and men are differently affected by conflict, and that a...