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Regional Election Timetable
A timetable of elections in the region, sorted by sub-region and country and by the date of the election.
2000 - Women's Political Empowerment: A Resource Book on Practices. This resource book was compiled by Jurgette A. Honculada for CAPWIP. The publication actually emerged from the Second Congress of Women in Politics which was held in Manila last August of 1998 and was co-sponsored by CAPWIP and the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Drawn from the rich dialogue among women political practitioners, including politicians and activists, the compilation of conference papers assesses the implementation of regional commitments made during the First Global Congress in Huairou at the 1995 NGO Forum held in conjunction with the Fourth World Conference on Women. This compilation documents and analyzes the personal experiences of visionary women politicians and activists emphasizing what it takes to be in politics, the difference women can make in politics and the lessons to be learned from women's political involvement in national political systems, grassroots community-based political practice and workplace organization. With papers drawn from regions as diverse as Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Central Asia and Asia-Pacific, this collection will help shape and inform the future directions and strategic initiatives for women's political empowerment. This compilation can be bought from CAPWIP for US$ 50 including surface mail postage world wide, US$60 for airmail.
2000 - a comprehensive report is available on this site for the Asia-Pacific Women Parliamentarians' Conference on Transformative Leadership for Good Governance in the 21st Century, organised by CAPWIP and held on 24 - 25 March 2000, in Bangkok, Thailand.
1998 - Transforming Politics, Women's Experiences from the Asia-Pacific Region compiled by Geline P Sucgang for CAPWIP: this publication has three parts, Why Transform Politics, How do we Transform Politics and Appendicies which give practical guidance. The Table of Contents and Introduction are on the site along with the three papers by Soin, Rounaq and Tomas that make up the Why Transform Politics section. The complete publication can be bought from CAPWIP for US$50 including surface mail postage world wide, US$60 for airmail.
2008 - documents/papers and photos from the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance with the Theme: Gender in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction are now available for download. This activity was held at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, Philippines from October 19-22, 2008.
2006 - several papers are available from the Sixth Asia-Pacific Congress of Women in Politics, organized by CAPWIP in cooperation with PILIPINA, a Philippine-based NGO for women, and was held from February 10 to February 12, 2006 at the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center, Manila, Philippines. You can download papers dealing with topics on updates after Beijing +10, women's political participation and strategies for gender equality, building gender equality in governance, the situation of South Asian women in politics, the role of women in sustainable development, trade, globalization and peace as well as case studies on post-conflict transitions in Timor Leste and Solomon Islands.
2000 - several edited papers are available from the Asia-Pacific Women Parliamentarians' Conference on Transformative Leadership for Good Governance in the 21st Century, organised by CAPWIP and held on 24 - 25 March 2000, in Bangkok, Thailand. Four of these papers are also available as complete, downloadable versions:
A Framework for Transforming Politics and Leadership, by Dr. Rounaq Jahan of Columbia University;
Transforming Approaches to Conflict Resolution, by Dr. V Mohini Giri, Chairperson, Guild of Service;
Technology, Women and Globalization by Dr. Swasti Mitter, Professor, Institute for New Technologies, United Nations University;
Women Politicians: A Global Force for Peace by Ms. Eugenia Piza-Lopez, Head, Policy and Advocacy Department, International Alert;
Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities, by Solita Monsod, Professor of the University of the Philippines; and
Women in Business and Globalization, by Isabelita Sy-Palanca, President of the Women's Business Council of the Philippines and Deputy Chair of the Confederation of Women's Business Councils - APEC.
1999 - Issues in Women's Political Empowerment in the Asia-Pacific Region: this paper examines the obstacles to women's empowerment in the region, identifies opportunities for advancement, then looks to future directions. It includes an extensive bibliography. The paper was prepared for the High Level Intergovernmental Meeting to review the regional implementation of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action, Bangkok, 26-29 October 1999.
The Executive Summary includes links to downloadable copies of the complete text.
1998 - Career Advancement Program of Women in Philippine Government Service (CAPWINGS) by Corazon Alma de Leon, Chairperson, Philippine Civil Service Commission: this paper was presented during the Second Congress of the Global Network of Women in Politics held in Manila, Philippines 28-30 August 1998.
1998 - Agenda for the Dawn of a New Millennium: Gender and Transformative Politics by Jurgette Honculada: this paper was presented during the Second Congress of the Global Network of Women in Politics held in Manila, Philippines 28-30 August 1998.
1997 - Transactional Politics in the Public Sector by Patricia Sto. Tomas: delivered at the Fourth Asia-Pacific Congress of Women in Politics held on 1-3 September 1997 at Taipei.
1997 - The Practice of Transformative Politics by Rounaq Jahan: delivered at the Fourth Asia-Pacific Congress of Women in Politics held on 1-3 September 1997 at Taipei. This paper looks at the theory and practice of transformative politics, and the gender perspective. It is based on the author's book Democratic Governance and Political Participation: A Gendered Perspective published by Zed Books, 1998.
1994 - Why Women, What Politics by Kanwaljit Soin: delivered at the First Asia-Pacific Congress of Women in Politics held on 21-23 June 1994 at Manila, Philippines. This paper examines why women do not have political power, what sort of politics we need, why we need women in politics and how we get them there.
Womens' Experiences in Politics - What Worked and What Didn't
This section provides feedback about which aims, attitudes and practices were successful in advancing women in politics, and - equally important - which did not work.
A global analysis: What has worked for women in politics and what has not, 1975-1998, by Christine Pintat, Assistant Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, presented at the Second Congress of the Global Network of Women in Politics held in Manila, Philippines, 28-30 August 1998.
Please note that this is only the introduction to Christine Pintat's paper. You can also download the complete version in either Microsoft Word format (230k) or in Adobe Acrobat format (86k).
The Story of a Political Pressure Group: The Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) of New Zealand, a paper contributed by Elspeth Preddey on behalf of WEL New Zealand for inclusion in the Report of the Second Congress of the Global Network of Women in Politics held in Manila, Philippines, 28-30 August 1998.
Creating A Women's Vote - a Campaign for Putting Women on the Political Agenda of Pakistan during the Election of 1993, contributed by Ms. Shahnaz Ahmad who represents AURAT Foundation, an activist NGO engaged in information and training in Pakistan (1994). [Note 1]
The Cambodian Women's Experience (in the 1993 elections), contributed by Ms. Ung Yok Khoan, the director of the Training Unit of KHEMARA, a Cambodian NGO for the advancement of women, and a former member of the Executive Bureau of the Liberal Democratic Party in Cambodia (1994). [Note 1]
Taking On Local Politics, contributed by Ms. Emma Sta. Ana (now deceased) who was a retired school teacher from the province of Bulacan in the Philippines. During her time, she was an active community leader and acted as the Coordinator of an association of village women called "Kababaihang Barangay". She was also the President of its livelihood foundation and acted as Chairperson of the first Provincial Commission for the Women of Bulacan (1994). [Note 1]
Note 1: These three papers were presented at the First Asia-Pacific Congress of Women in Politics, held 21-23 June 1994 in Manila, Philippines.
February 2000 newsletter
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