Political Participation & Quotas

Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Good Practices Guide To Promote Women’s Political Participation (NDI and UNDP Publication)

Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Good Practices Guide To Promote Women’s Political Participation, a  National Democratic Institute and United Nations Development Programme’s report, covers Internal Party Organization, Creating an Organizational Foundation for Gender Equality; Pre-Electoral Period, Candidate Recruitment and Nomination Funding of Political Parties & Election Campaigns; Electoral Period, Campaigning and Electoral Preparation; and the […]

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Women’s Political and Civic Participation in Uganda: Opportunities and Challenges to the Full Realization of Democracy

By Perry Aritua, Executive Director,Women’s Democracy Network Uganda Country Chapter, Uganda An abbreviated version of this presentation was delivered during the fifth convening of the International Women’s Democracy Network during the World Movement for Democracy’s Seventh Assembly in Lima, Peru in October 2012. Opportunities Friendly legislative framework that provides for affirmative action in the Uganda Constitution of […]

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Women’s Political and Civic Participation in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges to the Full Realization of Democracy

By Mma Odi, Executive Director, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights, Nigeria An abbreviated version of this presentation was delivered during the fifth convening of the International Women’s Democracy Network during the World Movement for Democracy’s Seventh Assembly in Lima, Peru in October 2012. Background: The low level of political and civic participation of women in […]

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‘I have the courage to be president’ says Aung San Suu Kyi

Although the 2015 general election is still three years away, National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said last week she is ready to be the country’s next president if the people want her to take the job. “As the leader of a political party, I must have the courage to be […]

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Egypt orgs call on SCAF to allocate 30 percent of Constituent Assembly for women (bikyamasr)

bikyamasr reports: CAIRO: The, which is made up of 450 associations and NGOs, sent a letter to the ruling military junta calling for the representation of women in the Constituent Assembly to draft the constitution, with a percentage of not less than 30 percent. It stressed the need for a “fair representation of women in […]

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National Action Party of Mexico Selects First Woman Presidential Candidate (BBC News)

The BBC reports: Mexico’s governing conservative party has for the first time selected a woman candidate to run in the country’s presidential election. Former education minister Josefina Vazquez Mota beat Ernesto Cordero, the preferred candidate of Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Read article here.

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