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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Quotas for women in parliament could 'effect real change', UK
Quotas should be introduced to increase the numbers of women in parliament and public life to address the "dire" gender balance in Westminster, authors have told the Edinburgh international book festival. Kamila Shamsie, the novelist, and Kate Mosse...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Quotas for Women in Government Remain Key in Mali
“I have always wanted to represent the people in my area as a ward councillor, but l gave up this dream because I was afraid to contest against men, thinking that I cannot win.” Sarah Kulemeka of the Ntcheu district also gave up on this dream...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Quotas — A Jump to Equality? The Need for International Comparisons of the Use of Electoral Quotas to obtain Equal Political Citizenship for Women
For many years feminist organizations around the world have looked upon the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, as a model for women's equality. One key factor has been the very high representation that women have obtained...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Quota Project
  The Database provides information on the various types of quotas in existence today, detailing the percentages and targets in countries where they are applicable. This Database is intended as a working research tool. That is, it will continue to...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Q&A with H.E Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan
In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Quota Law Puts More Women in Armenia's Election
A gender quota law for political parties is putting more women on the ballot in the May 12 elections in Armenia, where only seven women serve in Parliament. Observers say women are now playing a wider role in local politics For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Many Qatari Men Averse to Women Entering Politics
A quarter of Qatari males interviewed in a survey on the role of the upcoming parliament said they believed women should not take up political career. To read the full article, please visit The Peninsula Qatar's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Activist Calls for Seat Reservation for Qatari Women in Elected Forums
The most effective way to ensure Qatari women enter politics is to reserve seats for them in elected bodies, says a Qatari champion of women's rights. To read the full article, please visit The Peninsula Qatar's Website
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Qatari woman confident about municipal elections win
Fatima Al Gazal, one of four women running in Qatar's municipal elections next week, said that women could win seats if they are provided with a "level playing field." "There is no doubt that quota will help more women to become members of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Qatar: Qatar's only female municipal councillor plans to be next vice president
Shaikha Al Jufairi, the only woman in Qatar's Central Municipal Council (CMC), said that she has plans to run for the post of vice-president.  Shaikha this month retained her seat in the council for the third time in a row by trouncing her...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Quick Entry Points to Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Democratic Governance Clusters
This paper explores some of most common questions on gender and develops a human rights-based approach to practical tools for democratic governance practitioners in terms of gender programming per Cluster. It also discusses strengthening responsive...