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Monday, December 02, 2013
E. Equatoria women warn of electoral consequences for absent MPs
A group of women MPs from South Sudan’s parliament were warned by a delegation of women from Eastern Equatoria that legislators that did not make the effort to visit their constituencies would face the consequences at the next election.At the public...
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Egyptian Women aim for 100 parliamentary seats
The Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU) announced Sunday the initiation of a 16 week campaign to raise EGP 30m to support female candidates running for the 2014 House of Representatives elections. The campaign’s aim is to help 100 female candidates. The...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Efforts to develop a gender perspective in NATO-led operations get mixed review
The Review of the Practical Implications of UNSCR 1325 for the Conduct of NATO-led Operations and Missions was commissioned by Allied leaders at the 2012 Chicago Summit. The aim was to take stock of efforts to integrate a gender perspective in the...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
E-Discussion on Reshaping Society through Female Leadership
Dear iKNOW Politics Member, You are invited to participate in an online discussion on Reshaping Society through Female Leadership, organized by iKNOW Politics.  We invite all members to join in the discussion and share experiences and ideas. The...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Egypt’s 'Muslim Sisterhood' moves from social work to politics
The Muslim Sisterhood, which remains under-reported, is a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. But is it an organization that has a weight similar to that of the Brotherhood, or does it merely support the Brotherhood in times of need? The Muslim...
Monday, October 28, 2013
EU guidelines on violence against women and girls and combating all forms of discrimination against them
These guidelines are based on a solid multilateral acquis, the most recent milestones of which are the UN Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of violence against women (2006), the work on indicators on violence carried out by Ms Yakin...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Engendering Budgets: A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding and Implementing Gender-Responsive
This practical guide by Debbie Budlender and Guy Hewitt, based on experiences of past gender budget initiatives, provides a comprehensive outline of how to engender budgets. Intended for practitioners of any level, this gender budgets handbook...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Event encourages women to tackle politics, Canada
For the fourth year, a campaign school to encourage women to consider a role in municipal politics will be run in Brantford. The event — which generally attracts up to 100 women — is aimed at getting more women to run for public office or to support...
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...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Economic and Social Empowerment of Women through Information and Communication Technology: A Case Study of Palestine
This paper presents an insight into an initiative that intends to empower women through Information and Communication Technologies, by means of a joint venture between NGOs and local women organizations. The paper reflects on direct and indirect...
Monday, October 14, 2013
European Development Days
Organised by the European Commission, European Development Days is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. Over the years, European Development Days has been one of the fastest-growing international forums and...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Elections in Egypt: The Electoral Framework in Egypt’s Continuing Transition: February 2011 – September 2013
Egypt has been undergoing a tumultuous, uncertain democratic transition for more than two years. Inspired by the events in Tunisia, Egyptians organized and participated in mass protests to oust President Hosni Mubarak. When he stepped down on...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Enhancing Women Empowerment through Information and Communication Technology in India
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...A large group of working women of India...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Emma Yohanna
I am Emma Yohanna and I’m from Padang, Indonesia. I am currently one of the 10 candidates running in the municipal elections for the town of Padang, where I hope to win and become mayor. I am also the first woman candidate for this position. It will...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Egyptian state-run women's council calls for quota of women MPs
The National Council for Women called on the committee which is drafting Egypt’s constitution to include a quota for women in parliament, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported on Monday.     The state-run body organised a meeting on Monday to...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
EWL - Beyond the Brussels Bubble: 50/50 Parity Democracy Launch - National Action (18 September, 2013)
EWL - Beyond the Brussels Bubble: 50/50 Parity Democracy Launch - National Action (18 September, 2013) Following the successful launch of the 50/50 Campaign for gender parity website in European decision-making in the lead up to the 2014 elections,...
Friday, September 06, 2013
Egypt: The Path to Real Participation of Women Yes to Quota
Egyptian Women struggled for over 6 decades in order to obtain the right to political participation as voters and candidates, which was achieved through being stipulated in the Constitution 1956. This resulted in the participation of women in the...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Egypt: Council - Women Were Marginalized Under Brotherhood's Rule
Ambassador Mervat Talawi, the National Council for Women's head, called on all countries to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood's crimes to terrorize citizens and cause instability and turbulence in Egypt. Women were the first to suffer for a whole...

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