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Friday, February 01, 2019
Liberia: Women brainstorm to increase political participation in Sinoe
A local pro-democracy and women's rights advocacy group working in Southeastern Liberia, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO), has concluded a one-day dialogue on women's political participation in Sinoe County. The dialogue was aimed at...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulations
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and election campaigns are not effectively regulated,...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Lady of the Rings: Jacinda Rules
Jacinda Ardern, one of the young, progressive leaders countering Donald Trump, talks about being only the second world leader to give birth. At first, the skies were cloudless in the Land of the Long White Cloud. When she took office last October at...
Friday, August 03, 2018
Latin America has embraced quotas for female political candidates
“When a woman enters politics, it changes her. When many women do, it is politics that changes.” So said Florentina Gómez Miranda, a former Argentine congresswoman. Despite its macho reputation, or perhaps because of it, Latin America is unusually...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Lebanese women determined to continue fight for more political representation
BEIRUT — Earlier this month, Lebanon voted in parliamentary elections to fill seats based on a new system of proportional representation. After the ballots were counted, women occupied six of the 128 seats. This small number looks even smaller when...
Monday, May 14, 2018
Lebanon elects six women to Parliament
Lebanon’s new Parliament will include six female lawmakers across the country, up from just four in the 2009-era Parliament, with several fresh faces. The landmark May 6 elections saw a record 86 women stand for Parliament, with every conventional...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
London: Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth
 Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says countries should be ranked according to the level of electoral violence recorded, especially against women. Speaking at the Commonwealth Women Forum in...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Launch Event at CSW 62: A Practitioner’s Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice Programming
Under the priority theme: “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls,” the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62) will launch a “Practitioner’s Toolkit on...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Lebanese Ministry for Womens’ Affairs and UN Women organizing “Meet the Media” event
Within efforts to mobilize the media to promote gender equality in the political process and in order to encourage women participation in parliamentary elections, UN Women and Ministry of State for Womens’ Affairs are hosting a media meeting on 16th...
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Lebanon Campaigns for More Women in Parliament
BEIRUT — In a country where women occupy only three percent of the parliament seats, Lebanon's first women's affairs minister — a man — is supporting a campaign to attract more women politicians. The government's decision to appoint him as women's...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Latin America’s Female Leadership Void
SANTIAGO, Chile — After President Michelle Bachelet of Chile leaves office in March, Latin America will have no female presidents. There was a time in 2014 when the region had four: Laura Chinchilla in Costa Rica, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Lebanon pushes for more women in politics
Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to Parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years, the country’s first women’s affairs minister says. It is a daunting task for a Middle Eastern country that may...
Friday, December 01, 2017
Launch of the Inter-Regional Report on Gender Equality and Political Empowerment of Women
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), together with the Community of Democracies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will launch the Inter-Regional Report on Gender Equality and...
Monday, November 13, 2017
Live-streamed political program reaches thousands of young Kyrgyzstani citizens eager to participate in political life
The continued expansion of internet use in Kyrgyzstan has created new opportunities for young people to meaningfully participate in politics. Looking to take advantage of this new avenue for political participation, NDI partnered with Radio Azattyk...
Monday, August 14, 2017
Liberia elections: Making 2017 count for women
In October 2017, Liberians will head to the polls to vote, as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State, completes her second and final term tenure this year. Women constitute half of the over two million people...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Local Georgian Council Members Complete Women’s Leadership Program
For 14 years the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has worked in Georgia to increase the political participation of national women leaders from across the political spectrum through the Future Women Leaders (FWL) program. In 2015, NDI expanded its...
Friday, July 07, 2017
Labour's female MPs vow to use Commons strength to improve lives of women
Party’s 119 women to operate as a parliamentary bloc to press minority Conservative government in variety of policy areas Labour’s female MPs are planning to operate as a parliamentary bloc to force Theresa May’s minority government to pass policies...
Iran women in politics
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Low female participation rate in Iranian elections symptom of gender inequality
The low number of female participants in Iranian elections is an indicator of inequality in the political, social and cultural fabric of the country, women’s rights advocate Nahid Tavasoli told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Speaking...