Archive for: women’s political participation

IWDN Fifth General Assembly

The panel heard from Network members about achievements and challenges faced by women all over the world, including successful advocacy campaigns, quotas and political advances, attacks on reproductive health, the rise of fundamentalism, and the obstacles of illiteracy and lack of access to education.

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Categories: Conflict & Transitions, Events and Trainings, Spotlight

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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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Categories: Articles, Middle East & North Africa, Political Participation & Quotas

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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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Categories: Americas, Articles, Political Participation & Quotas

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The Journey toward Women’s Citizenship Rights: Getting there one step at a time

Written by Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action (CRTD-A) executive director Lina Abou-Habib, WLP’s partner in Lebanon. WLP is IWDN’s secretariat. Snippets from WLP Lebanon/CRTD-A’s latest demonstration in Beirut, 29 December, 2011 Women, children, a few men and lots of media people began gathering in front of the Ministry of Interior in Beirut, Lebanon at […]

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Categories: Advocacy, Middle East & North Africa

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Statistics on Women’s Political Participation, World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2011

The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income […]

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Categories: Facts, Political Participation & Quotas, Reports, Spotlight

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“If women do not get their rights, this is not a democracy”

Originally posted on WLP’s blog “Our Vision & Our Voices.” WLP is IWDN’s Secretariat. In the weeks leading up to Monday’s historic election in Egypt, WLP talked with leading Egyptian women’s rights activist Amal Abdel Hadi about the upcoming elections and the future of women’s rights in the country. The following is a portion of […]

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Categories: Conflict & Transitions, Interviews, Middle East & North Africa, Spotlight

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