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Friday, April 25, 2014
Egyptian women campaign for larger role in parliament
Egyptian women today still suffer from cultural, social and political discrimination with no indication from policymakers for progress. Though women attained the right to political participation in 1956, significant development has been minimal. The...
Monday, March 24, 2014
E-Discussion on what can be learned from Iceland's experience in closing the gender gap?
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, You are invited to participate in an online discussion on What can be learned from Iceland's experience in closing the gender gap? , organized by iKNOW Politics and the Women in Parliament Global Forum.  We invite all...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Equality in Politics: An Overview of Key Findings
6 key findings on obstacles to women in politics based on a an Inter-parlimentary Union survey of Women and Men in Parliaments
Monday, March 10, 2014
Egypt 'needs more women in politics'
A new effort is under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life, to try to prepare them for future electoral contests. There have been longstanding complaints about the lack of female representation in Egypt's parliament and cabinet.   We...
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, March 06, 2014
Empowering change and actions
On the occasion of the 2014 International Women’s Day, International IDEA joins the rest of the world in awareness raising and celebrating women with the theme Empowering change and action. For International IDEA this presents an opportunity to...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Equality for Women is Progress for All
Message of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, for International Women’s Day 2014.   Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Egypt's chances slim for ElBaradei’s political comeback – Hala Shukrallah
A woman succeeded to presidency in a major Egyptian political party over the weekend, marking a stunning turnaround for this traditionalist country. A caucus of the liberal Hizb el-Dostour, better known as the Constitution Party, upheld the...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
E-Discussion on Women's participation in Constitution-Building processes
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, You are invited to participate in an online discussion on Women's participation in the Constitution-Building process, organized by iKNOW Politics.  We invite all members to join in the discussion and share experiences and...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of running country like old boys' network
David Cameron has been accused of running the country like an old boys' network after he turned up to prime minister's questions with an entirely male frontbench. He was taunted about the Conservatives' "women problem" by Ed Miliband in the same...
Friday, January 31, 2014
El Salvador elections: Putting women's right on the agenda
Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned where women's voices fit into discussions surrounding the (in)famous gang truce brokered in 2012. While Pierce's question remains...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ex-GOP Guv: Republicans Think They Can Solve Their Problems By Putting A Woman On Camera
A pair of female lawmakers provided two of the GOP's four responses to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, something a former Republican governor dismissed as a cosmetic solution to the party's problems with women. Prior to Tuesday night,...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Enhancing Transparency In Political Finance With Technology
No matter what country you are from, money is an inescapable part of political campaigns. But citizens have the right to know who is really funding their local candidates and influencing the results of elections. Join us for a free webinar series to...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Editorial: Why are so few women in politics?
Why are there so few women in politics? I think the wrong answer is “well, women don’t care about politics.” I think women are quite political. So why does this gender gap exist? We invite you to read the full article published January 27, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
E-Discussion on "Enabling environment and legal incentives for women's employment"
The Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment invites you to add your voice and share your views to the e-discussion on "Enabling environment and legal incentives for women's employment" co-organized by UNDP, UN Women and the World Bank...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Empowering Egyptian women despite the odds
Egyptian women have been the worst sufferers in the revolution and the rise of Islamist factions has seen curtailment of the rights of women, said a leading women's activist from the North African nation whose organisation has been quietly operating...
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Endangered species: Why are the numbers of women representing LA County in elected office dropping and how can we reverse this trend?
Endangered Species: Why are the Numbers of Women Representing LA County in Elected Office Dropping and How Can We Reverse this Trend? Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM NCJW/LA Auditorium 543 N. Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary
Anita Haidary is an Afghan women's rights activist and co-founder of Young Women for Change (YWC), a non-governmental organization aiming to empower and improve the lives of women in Afghanistan. She is now studying Film Studies at an American...

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