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Sep
27
2016
News Article
The low level of youth participation in political life is one of the biggest challenges facing representational democracy across the globe. In recent years, many countries have seen a sharp increase...
Sep
19
2016
Press Release
ADDIS ABABA – Dans le cadre de leur partenariat pour la consolidation de la démocratie en Afrique, la Commission de l’Union africaine (CUA), l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) et...
Jun
29
2016
News Article
The Constitution of Kenya (2010) includes a strong Bill of Rights, which extensively covers political freedoms as well as socio-economic and cultural rights. In addition, the enactment of legislation...
Jun
21
2016
News Article
What are women and youth commissions? What purpose do they serve? How are they formed? Do they further marginalize women and youth or bring them into the folds of decision-making? International IDEA...
May
24
2016
Press Release
International IDEA and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), are hosting a two-day conference with a focus on evaluating the...
May
09
2016
News Article
Starting today, staff of the Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho (IEC) will meet up in Maseru for a five-day BRIDGE workshop on strategic planning. The workshop takes place in the context of...
Apr
26
2016
Feature Story
The debate over presidential terms and tenures continue to create challenges for democratic development in Africa – but are we seeing a light at the end of the tunnel?
Apr
22
2016
Press Release
TUNIS, TUNISIA – 20 April 2016. International IDEA will launch Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders (available in Arabic, French and English) at 18:00 on 25 April 2016 at the...
Apr
07
2016
News Article
The paradox of poverty amidst Africa’s abundant natural resource endowment
Mar
24
2016
Feature Story
The elections organised on Africa’s Super Sunday a week ago have put the current status of democracy on full display. In Benin and Cape Verde, fierce electoral campaigns by political parties and...
Mar
17
2016
Feature Story
On 20 March, five countries and one semi-autonomous archipelago in Africa are going to the polls – get ready for the presidential elections in Benin, Niger and the Republic of Congo, the elections to...
Mar
16
2016
News Article
The position of women in Tunisia is largely credited for being among the most advanced and liberated in the West Asia and North Africa region. Despite many decades of gains however, women are still...
Mar
14
2016
Feature Story
Voter turnout statistics provide us with a rough indicator of citizen participation in electoral processes. Looking back at 2015, to what extent did African voters participate on election day, and...
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
18
2016
Feature Story
Since starting its transition to democracy in 2011 Tunisia has been heralded as success story in the region. Since the 2014 national elections the country has worked to increase the participation of...
Feb
12
2016
News Article
One third of the Tunisian parliament is made up of women but political parties are still struggling to include more women in their ranks. In order to ensure that the equality and the involvement of...
Feb
01
2016
News Article
Many Southern African countries are endowed with abundant natural resources but unfortunately many of these countries are also characterized by poor governance and inadequate management of these...