Countries in Transition – Options for Women’s Political Participation (Africa Contact, December 2011) is a summary report from the international conference “Countries in Transition – Options for Women’s Political Participation, held in Copenhagen on 8th December 2011
Breaking the Mold: Understanding Gender and Election Violence (IFES, December 2011), presents IFES’s framework for electoral violence committed by and against women, drawing on empirical research in 7 countries.
Gender Analysis of Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement (Idasa and Feminist Institute of Southern Africa, 2011), provides a gender analysis of the GPA, with particular focus on the proposed institutions and mechanisms for transition to peace and how these respond to the experiences of women both during and after the conflict.
Zimbabwe Women and Their Participation in Elections, (RAU, 2011), gives an analysis of Zimbabwean women’spolitical participation and the impact of increasing levels of fear and violence since independence in 1980.
Security and the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment (Pathways of Women’s Empowerment, October 2011). This paper presents lessons about how security and insecurity shape processes of women’s empowerment in developing countries through a thematic synthesis of research on women’s empowerment.
The Implementation of Quotas: African Experiences: African Experiences (IDEA, 2004), analyses quota systems for gender representation in African countries based on the Global Database of Quotas for Women (www.quotaproject.org)