Women in the News Newsletter | October 9, 2015 - October 22, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015
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What's New at NDI Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD):

New Partnership with GIWPS

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS). This will be a new and exciting program of collaboration at the nexus of democracy, peace and security. It will facilitate in-depth conversations and collaboration between “thinkers” and “doers” who are working on these issues. By leveraging both the depth of GIWPS research base and academic institutional partnerships, and the richness of NDI's 30 years of in-country democracy assistance, we intend to take forward the Institutes’ shared ambition to enable women to achieve a more equitable, peaceful, and inclusive world for their families, communities, and countries.

Upcoming Partnership with WFPG 

In addition to the new GIWPS partnership, we are thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) Together, GWD and WFPG will be co-hosting a number of events over the next year. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

VAW-P Roundtable Workshop

We will be hosting a high-level Violence against Women in Politics (VAW-P) Roundtable in early December. The objective of the workshop is to name this emerging problem, exchange data and research findings, and begin to map the solutions that are being used to combat it. In this context, the VAW-P Roundtable is the first step to stimulate a broader global conversation on addressing the problem of VAW-P.

Women and Peace-building

Professor Monica McWilliams and Dr. Aisling Swaine joined NDI in a conversation on violence against women and peacebuilding on Friday, October 16th. Both experts discussed their extensive experience on women, peace and security initiatives in conflict and post-conflict settings and priority initiatives for women's security in the future. The topic of violence against women in conflict is especially pertinent to NDI's work addressing violence against women in elections. Read more about #VotesWithoutViolence here.


Asia and the Pacific


Japan: Hurry Up and Get Married? Comments Sparked Furor in Japan. But Little More. >>


Malaysia: Change Mindset on Women and Politics, so They Can Move Forward, Says Najib >>


Nepal Elects First Woman as Parliament Speaker >>


Local Self-government: Women Less than 2% of General Seat Candidates >>

Sri Lanka

Call for More Women in Parliament (Opinion) >>

Central and Eastern Europe


No articles this edition.

Central and West Africa


Liberian Women Join Others to Inaugurate ‘Elect Her in Africa’ >>


Actress Stephanie Linus Advocates for More Women in Politics - See Why >>


What has President Buhari Delivered for Nigerian Women? No Change. (Opinion) >>



Lithuanian President’s Meeting Focuses on Issue of Women in Conflict Zones >>

Latin America and the Caribbean


Buscan Promover Participación Política de las Mujeres en Próximas Elecciones >>


Global Lawmakers Seek to Increase Influence of Women in Political Sphere >>

Middle East and North Africa


Egypt's Women Candidates Get Creative in Campaign Season >>


Four Times More Women than Men Participate in Egypt's Elections so Far >>

United Arab Emirates

Saudi Women Contesting Elections Asked Not to Publish Photos, Address Voters; Face Imprisonment for Violation >>

Southern and East Africa

MPs Underline Increased Women Leadership, Political Participation >>


Tanzania: Women in the Forthcoming Elections: Equal, Comfortable Participants or Rungs? (Opinion) >>

North America and Western Europe


Cologne Elects Stabbed Candidate Henriette Reker Mayor >>


Dear Sirs, Gender Quotas Are All about You Now (Opinion) >>

United Kingdom

Margaret Thatcher Was Urged to Soften Image >>

Global Policy

Day of the Girl

We Cannot Fail to Empower Girls before They Become Women (Opinion) >>

Human Rights Abuses

IPU Includes Multiple Cases of Women MPs in Alerts Regarding Human Rights Abuses >>

Women in Politics

Where Are All the Women in World Politics? (Blog) >>

Women, Peace and Secuity

On the Frontline: Women Building Peace (Opinion) >>

Women, Peace and Secuity

Turn Words into Action Involving Women for Lasting Peace (Opinion) >>

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