Political Participation

Emphasizing Women's Contributions to Democracy and Politics at the Sixth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

May 21, 2010

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Representing over half of the world's population, women are crucial, but still often overlooked representatives of their families, communities, and cultures in achieving a fully informed, engaged, and democratic electorate. With a number of upcoming national and municipal elections taking place around the world, we hope to continue to celebrate and build upon recent breakthroughs, ranging from the record percentage of women now serving in Rwanda's parliament to the 2009 election of four women into the parliament of Kuwait--the first women to accomplish this.

WLP Panels and Activities at the Sixth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

May 20, 2010

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WLP organizes a series of panels including "Inclusive Democracy: Women and Men Working Together to Ensure the Promises of Democracy", "Towards 2020: Strategies for Realizing Democracy", technology training sessions and the fourth convening of the International Women's Democracy Network.

Political Participation, Grassroots Advocacy, and CEDAW: WLP Partners Speak

December 4, 2009

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In October, WLP organized two panel discussions in Washington, D.C. to reflect upon the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the ten-year anniversary of WLP, and the launch of Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story, the latest volume in WLP's Translation Series.

eNews 36: Despite Extremist Threats, Women Continue the Fight for Rights & Democracy

August 18, 2014

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WLP Training Supports Soulaliyate Women to Influence National Dialogue

August 15, 2014

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Kyrgyzstan Radio Program Strengthens Women’s Political Participation, While Draft Law Threatens NGO Freedom

August 15, 2014

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WLP-trained Candidates Elected to Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly

August 15, 2014

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This April twelve Indonesian women trained by WLP Indonesia/WYDII were elected to the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly, and will be sworn in this October. The elections were the first under a new quota system mandating at least 30% of each party’s ticket be comprised of women candidates.

WLP-Trained Candidates Elected to Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly

August 15, 2014

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This April twelve Indonesian women trained by WLP Indonesia/WYDII were elected to the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly, and will be sworn in this October. The elections were the first under a new quota system mandating at least 30% of each party’s ticket be comprised of women candidates.

Morocco Citizens Demand Public Apology from the Head of Government

July 9, 2014

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For Arabic version click here, for French click here.

Press Release: Morocco's Springtime for Dignity Coalition Decries Prime Minister's Speech on Women's "Role" (Arabic)

June 25, 2014

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