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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
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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
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
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
05
2015
Feature Story
On 18 January 2015, International IDEA Secretary-General Leterme presented the first edition of the ‘English-Myanmar Glossary of Democratic Terms’ to experts who contributed to it at International...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
Tunis, Tunisia | The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) was elected in 2011 and included 59 women out of 217 members. During the three-year rule of the NCA, the number of female members grew from 59...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
In a democratic society words are the weapons we use to achieve change and words have therefore significant potential power. Words are not just symbols to communicate with, they also structure our...
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...
Mar
05
2015
Feature Story
Citizenship is critical to exercise and enjoy the rights and privileges granted by the state. Nepal is one of 27 countries in the world (including Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Sudan)...
Dec
02
2014
News Article
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet chaired the First Conference of Women Leaders from Chile and Peru on 17 - 18 November in Santiago, Chile. The event aimed to encourage women’s participation in the...