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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...
Dec
17
2015
News Article
International IDEA and the Electoral Commissions Forum of the SADC countries (ECF SADC), in collaboration with the Comissão Nacional de Eleições (CNE) in Mozambique, are organizing the New...
Dec
07
2015
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 civic education and voter information. The workshop takes place...
Nov
30
2015
News Article
The Electoral Commissions Forum of Southern African Development Community Countries (ECF-SADC), in partnership with International IDEA and in cooperation with Independent Electoral Commission of...
Nov
30
2015
News Article
Free, fair and credible elections are the centrepiece of any democracy and electoral management bodies (EMBs) are often the organizations tasked with putting theory into practice when organizing...
Nov
24
2015
Feature Story
Speaking at a UN event on how to engage young people in democracy the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson pinpointed one of the major problems in democracy today. While young people between the...
Nov
16
2015
News Article
International IDEA has been working closely with the Independent High Authority for Elections of Tunisia (ISIE) since it was established in 2014, providing trainings and technical support both ahead...
Nov
10
2015
Feature Story
Electoral stakeholders in Seychelles are gearing up for the snap presidential election scheduled for 3-5 December. With candidate registration taking place in mid-November, this small island state of...
Nov
10
2015
News Article
The 2016 Zambia elections will take place in a unique context following an economic recession and coming at a time when Zambia is trying to work out a new constitution. Leading up to the elections...
Nov
02
2015
News Article
Election observation is considered a key element to organisation of credible, inclusive and participatory electoral processes. Over the past years, citizens' election observation, previously known as...
Oct
17
2015
Feature Story
In relation to the opening of a new exhibition on voting materials at the National Museum of Kenya, the French Institute for Research in Africa organised a public forum on elections and technologies...
Oct
15
2015
Feature Story
Over the past several years, the Republic of Malawi has made incremental progress to create and sustain a politically stable climate for its citizens. This is notwithstanding the challenges the...