Africa

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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Three women share Nobel Peace Prize (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera Reports: Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women’s rights activist Tawakul Karman have been named winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the names at a ceremony in the capital, Oslo, on Friday, saying the three were honoured for their “non-violent struggle for the […]

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Nigeria’s BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights Holds Political Education Training for Young Women

BAOBAB serves as IWDN’s Regional Focal Point in Africa. On February 7-13, 2011, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights held a political education training for young women in Kogi State, Nigeria, using Women’s Learning Partnership’s political participation manual Leading to Action. The training promoted gender sensitive culture within academic institutions, shared the principles of horizontal leadership, promoted […]

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Uprooting Accepted Evil

Voices that support the inclusion of women in decision-making positions tend to overlook universal education that will place boys and girls at par from an early age. This is the intervention that will solve the gender imbalance in all spheres of life.

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Women’s Political Participation and Influence in Sierra Leone

While having significant numbers of women in politics is important, both for gender justice and for genuine democracy, this alone will not create a politics that is responsive and accountable to women.

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