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Apr
09
2014
News Article
The Union Election Commission (UEC), which is responsible for delivering peaceful and credible elections in Myanmar, emphasizes the management of electoral risks in its five-year strategic plan. To...
Apr
08
2014
Feature Story
Indonesians at home go back to polls for the fourth time since the fall of Soeharto to vote in general legislative elections this Wednesday, 9 April 2014. And for the first time in its history,...
Apr
03
2014
Press Release
Stockholm, 3 April 2014 -- The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is pleased to announce Yves Leterme as the Institute’s new Secretary-General....
Mar
17
2014
Press Release
Sponsors: International IDEA; Electoral Integrity Project (EIP; Harvard University & University of Sydney) Award Committee: Annette Fath-Lihic (International IDEA), Jørgen Elklit (Aarhus...
Mar
11
2014
Press Release
On 11 March 2014, the publication Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens was launched at an International IDEA side event on “Women’s Political Participation and Representation – Making...
Mar
10
2014
News Article
International IDEA in collaboration with Demo Finland, UN Women and the Embassy of Finland organized a seminar on the Electoral System and Women’s Representation in Nepal: Need for Reform?on 4 March...
Mar
07
2014
News Article
The Former Women Constituent Assembly Members Forum in Nepal organized a meeting with Hautala on 6 March 2014 to discuss the change in women’s status in Finland in the last 100 years and how that can...
Mar
06
2014
Commentary
Lack of access to political funding presents a huge challenge to women seeking to enter political life today. Only 21% of seats in parliaments globally are held by women, and International IDEA’s...
Mar
05
2014
Feature Story
On the occasion of the 2014 International Women’s Day, International IDEA joins the rest of the world in awareness raising and celebrating women with the theme Empowering change and action. For...
Mar
05
2014
News Article
With women still only constituting 21% of parliamentarians globally, pressure to adopt measures to promote women’s access to political leadership continues to gain momentum. Throughout 2013, a...
Mar
05
2014
News Article
The role of women in the electoral process has traditionally been seen as something limited to their involvement as candidates, and the likelihood of them being elected.
Mar
04
2014
News Article
Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy, is preparing for elections in February 2015 with Presidential and National Assembly elections on 14 February followed by state governorship and Houses of Assembly...
Mar
04
2014
Press Release
Progress and challenges for women politicians in the region
Mar
04
2014
Press Release
Importantes e innegables avances: Michelle Bachelet asumirá la Presidencia de Chile el 11 de marzo como la segunda mujer reelecta en este cargo en América Latina (la primera fue Cristina Fernández)....
Mar
03
2014
News Article
Women account for over 52 per cent of the total population of Haiti and are very active in the economic and social sectors. Yet their political participation and representation in Parliament is very...
Mar
03
2014
News Article
‘Tunisians agree that their new constitution is an advance, despite the imperfections. The people’s new democratic spirit is what will make Tunisia a success, and it will hopefully serve as an...
Mar
03
2014
News Article
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this analysis are the author’s and should in no way be construed to represent those of International IDEA, its Board and/or Council members. The Southern Africa...
Mar
01
2014
News Article
There are many examples across the world of women succeeding in empowering themselves and how they acquired greater influence in political institutions. These range from customary governance in...
Feb
28
2014
News Article
In early 2014 the Tanzanian Centre for Democracy (TCD) – an organization bringing together all political parties to promote multi-party democracy– completed an assessment of local democracy from a...
Feb
27
2014
News Article
Regional organizations are key players in efforts to promote gender equality. Most have set up legal and institutional frameworks to address gender equality, including women’s political empowerment....