Women in the News Newsletter | October 23, 2015 - November 5, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015
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What's New at NDI Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD):

VAW-E Blog

Take a look at our new blog post about the VAW-E project on DemocracyWorks, NDI's blog: Violence and Intimidation Against Women In Elections Needs to Stop. Here's How. It's a thought-provoking and practical look at electoral violence against women in 2015 -- and our goal to fully integrate a focus on monitoring and mitigating VAW-E into electoral observations around the world.

World Cities Day

October 31st was World Cities Day -- and @NDIWomen joined fully in the conversation the conversation, discussing the intersection of gender, urbanization and inclusive cities. Miss out on the day itself? Catch up by reading the white paper we commissioned from the Institute for Women's Policy Research: Gender, Urbanization and Democratic Governance.

Asia and the Pacific


Women Vote Divided in Bihar Elections, Like Other Segments >>


Women Members Marginally Increase in Local Assemblies >>


Nepal's Parliament Elects Nation's First Female President >>


This Woman Is Now Nepal's First Female President (Blog) >>


Let the Polling Begin: First Phase of Local Govt Elections Today >>


Thai Women Tackle Gender Inequity (Opinion) >>

Central and Eastern Europe


"I'm Not Giving Up": Women Dominate Polish Election, with 3 Vying to Lead Country >>

Central and West Africa


Three Cheers for the Women Running in Africa's Rich October Election Season >>


Georgia Edges Towards More Equal Parliament >>


The Promise of Gender Parity: Turkey's People's Democratic Party (Opinion) >>


The W-20 and Turkey's Conflicted Gender Policies (Blog) >>


Has Ukraine's 'Revolution of Dignity' Left Women Behind? (Opinion) >>

Latin America and the Caribbean


De un Total de 767 Candidaturas a Intendentes, Solo 81 son de Mujeres >>

Middle East and North Africa


Iranian Activists Campaign to Bring More Women into Parliament  >>


One Woman Elected in Oman's Shura Council Elections >>

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Women Set to Make Their Mark (Blog)  >>

Southern and East Africa

Is Tanzania Having a Hillary Clinton Moment? >>


Nigeria: Women Empowerment - the Ganduje Intervention (Opinion) >>

North America and Western Europe


Feminist Trudeau Names Women to Half Of Posts in New Cabinet >>


All Election Candidates -Male or Female - Must Be Held to the Same Standards (Opinion) >>


Has the Tide Turned for Women's Representation in Scotland? (Analysis) >>


Hillary Clinton and the Authenticity of Her Feminism (Opinion) >>

Global Policy

Gender Quotas

Briefing: Quotas for Women in Politics >>


What Can the W20 do for Gender Equality? (Opinion) >>

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