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  • Hivos WE4L Jordan in the Press: Local women ‘take the lead ‘ on social change through ‘kitchen meetings’

    07/08/2018

    Hivos WE4L Jordan in the Press: Local women ‘take the lead ‘ on social change through ‘kitchen meetings’ August 7, 2018 Originally published in The Jordan Times on 2 August 2018. AMMAN — Dozens of Jordanian women from around the Kingdom have come together in "kitchen meetings", an innovative platform created for them to discuss […]

  • Media and Money during the Lebanese Elections: How female candidates were disadvantaged

    01/08/2018

    Media and Money during the Lebanese Elections: How female candidates were disadvantaged August 1, 2018 by Noura El-Turk “Women’s Representation in Media – Elections 2018” a new study brings a detailed account of Lebanese media during elections and its impact on Female candidates. Maharat Foundation, a partner in the Hivos Women Empowered for Leadership programme […]

  • Launch of Study on Lebanese Women’s Presence in the Media during the 2018 Elections

    01/08/2018

    Launch of Study on Lebanese Women's Presence in the Media during the 2018 Elections August 1, 2018 For the Original Arabic text please go to this link. WE4L Partner Maharat Foundation organized a meeting to launch the study "Women's Presence in the Media - the 2018 Elections" at  Antwork  in Spears - Beirut, on Monday, […]

  • Party quotas In Lebanon: The best way to empower women politically

    20/07/2018

    Party quotas In Lebanon: The best way to empower women politically July 20, 2018 By Maharat News Original publication date: 18/07/2018 (For the original version in Arabic by WE4L partner Maharat follow this link). Even though 113 women ran for the May 2018 parliamentary elections, only six were elected to parliament. For that reason, the […]

  • Challenges for Lebanese female candidates in accessing mass media and communications

    11/07/2018

    Challenges for Lebanese female candidates in accessing mass media and communications July 11, 2018 A lack of equal access to the public sphere via mass media, was the main point raised by participants in a WE4L Lebanon Parnter Maharat focus group held on 9 May  2018 – three days after Lebanon’s parliamentary elections. The 10 […]

  • A new member to the FLOW family Jules van der Sneppen

    05/07/2018

    A new member to the FLOW family Jules van der Sneppen July 5, 2018 Dear FLOW-partners,   To shortly introduce myself: my name is Jules van der Sneppen, and I recently started working at the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Taskforce of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before starting work at the Taskforce, I […]

  • Recognising women in the creative sector by Samantha Nengomasha

    05/07/2018

    Recognising women in the creative sector by Samantha Nengomasha July 5, 2018 The local creative sector is for the women makers, much like other public spheres; competitive and marginalising. The sector as a whole catalyses change and is characterised by counter-hegemonic approaches inclusive of feminist practices that spite patriarchal attention. In that regard, women are […]

  • Systemic erosion and stifling of women’s rights to equal representation

    05/07/2018

    Systemic erosion and stifling of women's rights to equal representation July 5, 2018 By Women in Politics Support Unit (WIPSU) The gazetting of the National Assembly Candidates by Direct Election on the 22nd of June, 2018 and the candidates for Local Authorities is indicative of a political party system that persistently and systematically  erodes women’s right […]

  • AN ANALYSIS OF ZAMBIA’S SIXTEEN COUNCILLOR BY-ELECTIONS IN 2018

    19/06/2018

    AN ANALYSIS OF ZAMBIA’S SIXTEEN COUNCILLOR BY-ELECTIONS IN 2018 June 19, 2018 Compiled by Zambia National Women's Lobby 1.      INTRODUCTION The by-elections in the 16 wards were as a result of convictions, resignations and deaths of incumbent councilors. In view of the above, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) set Tuesday 24th April, 2018 as […]

  • “WOMEN CAN MAKE IT IN 2019”: THE STORY OF BRANDINA

    30/05/2018

    “WOMEN CAN MAKE IT IN 2019”: THE STORY OF BRANDINA May 30, 2018 Malawian women face an uphill struggle in terms of finding entry points into the political fray. By 2014, women representation in parliament was at 16.66% while female representation in local councils out of 453 wards, only 52 were women. Patriarchy and cultural […]