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The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Election Date: 
11/22/2015
NDI Activities Planned?: 
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Author: 
National Democratic Institute
Publisher: 
National Democratic Institute
Published Date: 
05/19/2015
Resource Type: 
Report
Language: 
English

Throughout the world, women are consistently underrepresented in leadership positions at the local level, even in countries with high numbers of women in national office. This report explores the context for women in local executive offices, and the unique challenges and opportunities they face in their positions. In this research, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) evaluated initial programming targeting women mayors and mayoral candidates, and conducted interviews with current and former mayors. The report details the results of that investigation, identifying trends in the experiences of women in local executive offices, and capturing lessons to inform the design and implementation of future programming. Key recommendations include ensuring a strong contextual analysis at the forefront of any program design, addressing the local candidate nomination process, strengthening women’s effective communication with the media and their communities, and building strong mentoring and support networks.

Throughout the world, women are consistently underrepresented in leadership positions at the local level, even in countries with high numbers of women in national office. This report explores the context for women in local executive offices, and the unique challenges and opportunities they face in their positions. In this research, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) evaluated initial programming targeting women mayors and mayoral candidates, and conducted interviews with current and former mayors.

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Author: 
National Democratic Institute
Publisher: 
National Democratic Institute
Published Date: 
05/19/2015
Resource Type: 
Report
Language: 
English

NDI conducted a study to better understand how women within NDI’s programming interact with digital technology and the particular challenges they face with regard to access, comfort and competencies. 

NDI conducted a study to better understand how women within NDI’s programming interact with digital technology and the particular challenges they face with regard to access, comfort and competencies. For this study, digital technology has been defined as encompassing computers, the Internet, e-mail, standard mobile phones, smartphones, tablets and social media applications.

Mikulski Democracy Award

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) honored Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD, with its W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award for her decades of leadership advocating for democracy and the advancement of women and girls.

The award was presented by NDI Chairman and former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright at a May 12 luncheon highlighting the efforts of grassroots women’s organizations to promote the participation and leadership of women in politics.

Election Date: 
March 2016
NDI Activities Planned?: 
To be determined
Publisher: 
National Democratic Institute
Published Date: 
05/12/2015
Resource Type: 
Speech
Language: 
English
Author: 
National Democratic Institute
Publisher: 
National Democratic Institute
Published Date: 
05/11/2015
Author: 
National Democratic Institute
Publisher: 
National Democratic Institute
Published Date: 
05/11/2015
Resource Type: 
Press Release
Language: 
English, Georgian

TBILISI – The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and its partner CRRC Georgia survey public opinion to help Georgian stakeholders diagnose and address issues of public concern by providing accurate, unbiased, and statistically sound data. The poll released today shows that Georgians perceive jobs, inflation and rising costs, and poverty as the most important issues. In the survey, 67 percent chose jobs, 43 percent rising prices and inflation, and 37 percent poverty as among their top three priority issues.

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Despite the possibility of spillover violence from Syria, a vacancy in the presidency and postponed parliamentary elections, young Lebanese party activists are eager to find ways to enter politics.

Forty of them, representing five political parties, gathered outside Beirut last month for a campaign school for future candidates and campaign teams  to learn how to build outreach strategies and create messages that address voter interests.

Author: 
National Democratic Institute
Publisher: 
National Democratic Institute
Published Date: 
05/08/2015
Resource Type: 
Newsletter
Language: 
English