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What's New at NDI Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD):


We believe that violence should never be the cost of politics, and we're working to put that belief in practice. Check out our newest initiative focused on tackling Violence Against Women in Politics, and stay tuned for more news about our upcoming event on the issue. Share your views and join our conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NotTheCost.

Asia and the Pacific


Election Commission Moves to Change Poll Symbols for Female Candidates >>


60% Winners in Dist Panchayat Chiefs Elections are Women >>


Bengal Elector-Population Ratio Jumps >>


Predictions Women Will be Triumphant in Upcoming Historic Samoan Election >>


Three Reasons Why Taiwan Looks Likely to Get Its First Female President >>

Central and Eastern Europe


Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta Ink Joint Gender Equality Declaration >>


Women's Network of Croatia Asks PM Designate Oreskovic to Protect Women's Rights >>

Central and West Africa


Affirmative Action Bill Needless, Madam Senator (Opinion) >>


Women in Rivers State Need to Do More Politically - Mrs. Itamunoala (Interview) >>



Quality of Gender Equality in Belarus >>

Latin America and the Caribbean


"I Challenge Boys in Brazil to See Girls as Equals" >>


Mexico Shooting: Mayor Gisela Mota Killed in Temixco >>


Young, Idealistic - and Dead: the Mexican Mayor Gunned Down on her Second Day >>

Middle East and North Africa

Saudi Arabia

Two Saudi Women Who Won Historic Election Asked to Sit Away From Men at Council Meeting >>

Saudi Arabia

Sisters In Law: Saudi Women Are Beginning to Know Their Rights >>

Southern and East Africa


When Focused Campaigns Increase Number of Women Contestants >>


More Women Needed in Polls (Opinion) >>

North America and Western Europe


Trudeau Urged to Create Gender-Balanced Senate >>


Gender Quota Struggle in Cork >>


Don't Know (Where the Women Are): Why the EU Referendum Campaigns Haven't Engaged Female Voters (Blog) >>


Heavily Pregnant MP Allegedly Told She Was 'Bringing Down Whole of Womankind' By Taking Snack Break >>


Arlene Foster: DUP Leader Becomes NE >>


Clinton: Female Politicians Govern Differently Than Men (Blog) >>


Why This Double Standard is Beyond Words (Blog) >>

Global Policy

Economic Participation

Tackling Barriers to Women's Economic Participation (Blog)>>

Gender Equality

What's Next for Gender Equality (Blog)>>

Gender Equality

Empowered Women Are Changing Philanthropy. These Experts Explain How >>

Gender & Development

EU Gender Action Plan: The Case for Smart Development (Opinion)>>

Women Leaders

The Next UN Secretary-General: 7 Women to Consider (Opinion)>>

Violence Against Women

Dear Daddy is a Wake-Up Call to the Good Guys (Blog) >>

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