News

Displaying 141 - 160 of 178
Mar
08
2016
Feature Story
The landmark adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 attests to the increasing global consensus that achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (SDG 5...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
“We need a change in our political culture and tradition if we want to attract more women candidates to run for elections,” Democratic Party MP Shuhei Kishimoto said recently. Why are women so...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
One of the key issues on which there has emerged a broad consensus in contemporary African politics is the need for the fuller participation of women in public affairs and their greater...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
International IDEA is pleased to join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day 2016.
Mar
08
2016
News Article
In 1954 Doria Shafik, an Egyptian woman and feminist, staged a hunger strike to protest the creation of a new constitutional committee with no women in it. Eight days later she ended her strike after...
Feb
11
2016
Feature Story
Women’s empowerment is key to sustainable development and there is a need for the United Nations and regional organizations to set clear strategic objectives and address critical areas of concern.
Dec
14
2015
Feature Story
This year brought about a long-awaited general election in Myanmar, and a new constitution in Nepal, which was contested from the outset.
Dec
14
2015
Feature Story
International IDEA’s Africa Programme has gone through major changes during 2015 to better respond to increased demand in the region. In January, the office moved from South Africa to Addis Ababa,...
Oct
29
2015
Feature Story
On 25 October 2015, Ukraine held its first local elections since the 2014 Euromaidan protests. The stakes were high for local and international stakeholders, both because of the promise of increased...
Aug
19
2015
Feature Story
Whilst statistics show that Lesotho is doing well in addressing United Nations Millennium Development Goal 3 on “promoting gender equality and empowering women”, equal participation in elections...
Aug
06
2015
News Article
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Lesotho and International IDEA are conducting a roundtable on the Institutionalization of Gender Equality in Electoral Processes in Maseru on 5-6 August...
Jun
08
2015
Feature Story
Political parties in Zambia take on the challenge to go beyond promises and institutionalise gender equality. Following a roundtable discussion, organised by International IDEA and the Foundation for...
Mar
27
2015
News Article
When it comes to gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout the globe, one thing is certain: inaction is not an option.
Mar
12
2015
News Article
International IDEA took the floor at a recent high-level UN debate convened by President of the General Assembly to highlight that quotas alone are n
Mar
08
2015
News Article
The elections of 12 October 2014, have reconfigured the conformation of the Bolivian parliament, in which women reached 51 per cent representation in the Legislative Assembly, placing the country in...
Mar
08
2015
Commentary
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is pleased to join you in the commemoration of the  International Women's Day.
Mar
06
2015
Feature Story
As International Women’s Day comes around once again – what milestones and achievements in terms of women in politics can we celebrate from 2014?
Mar
06
2015
Feature Story
The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the 4thWorld Conference on Women where the progressive blueprint on advancing women’s rights – the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action – was...
Mar
06
2015
News Article
Sixteen Latin American countries currently have a legal measure (parity or affirmative action) to try to increase the number of women nominated. However, the impact on women´s chances of getting...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
Money is among the greatest threats to democracy in today’s politics, globally. Money determines the ability of candidates to compete and/or win an election. When it comes to the underlying factors...