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    Women in Politics: Gender, Power and Development

    Women the world over are being prevented from engaging in politics. Women's political leadership of any sort is a rarity and a career in politics is rarer still. We have, however, begun to understand what it takes to create an enabling environment for women's political participation. …

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    Gender, Rights and Religion at the Crossroads, IDS Bulletin, 42.1, 2011

    This bulletin explores how religion has been used in an instrumental manner by global, local and national actors as a means of engaging with gender issues in Muslim communities. …

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    Quotas: Add Women and Stir? IDS Bulletin 41.5

    This bulletin is devoted to exploring what the quota has meant as a motorway to women's accession to political power. It draws on research findings from Pathways, as well as presentations given at a special seminar held in the Brazilian National Congress. The bulletin raises the questions of who are the women who are best positioned to benefit from the quota as a fast track option, what are they enabled to do once in office via the quota seats, and what kind of gender agendas does the critical mass of women who have come to power via the quota espouse and advocate? …

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    Women's Political Participation in Egypt

    In June 2009, the Egyptian parliament passed a new quota law adding 64 additional seats, for which only women can compete in the 454-seat parliament. This project looked at the various instruments to support women's political participation in Egypt, including the National Council for Women’s political empowerment training programme, and asked how effective these have been in challenging power hierarchies and empowering women politically? …

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    Care-less Politics

    Focusing only on numbers of women getting into politics without taking account of the factors that hinder their political participation risks being exclusionary in terms of the types of women who succeed, argues Mariz Tadros in a new issue of Contestations. She cites case studies from the new Women in Politics book in which the issue of unpaid care emerges as one of the strongest predictors of age and class in profiling women in politics. …

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    Gender Activism must be taken out of Posh Hotels and into the Mainstream

    If messages about equality are for all, gender and development practice should not be about elite meetings and confusing jargon argues Mariz Tadros in this article for The Guardian.  …

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    On International Women's Day: A Tribute to the Men who Risk their Lives for Gender Justice

    In this blog for the IDS Participation, Power and Social Change Team, Mariz Tadros pays tribute to the men who choose to be positive deviants and who even put their lives at risk to support a more humane society. …

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    Politically Motivated Sexual Assault and the Law in Violent Transitions

    Politically Motivated Sexual Assault and the Law in Violent Transitions: A Case Study from Egypt is a new evidence report from Mariz Tadros about the use of sexual violence against women and men in order to deter the opposition from engaging in protests and demonstrations in a context of a country in transition, Egypt. …

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    Shaming the Shameless: The Politics of Sexual Assault in Post-Mubarak’s Egypt Exposed

    Shaming the Shameless - The Politics of Sexual Assault in Post-Mubarak’s Egypt Exposed In preparation for the 30th of June millioniyya [one million person protest] against the current Muslim Brotherhood-led regime, youth coalitions, women’s organizations and human rights activists are bracing themselves for a wave of politically motivated sexual assaults. Groups like ShoftTa7rosh are co-ordinating monitoring, ensuring women are equipped with self-defence measures and that volunteer men are well prepared to pull women targets of assault out from the crowds. These collective actors have not mobilised in a vacuum, but in response to the organised operations of sexual violence targeting them in public spaces over the last two years. A pattern has emerged which suggests that these were politically motivated assaults, aimed at discouraging women from participating in protest action against the powers that be. …

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    Tearing Egypt Apart

    The eruption of protests, violence and civil disobedience in Egypt this month is a replay of the scene in 2011 before the status quo was ruptured, but the Muslim Brotherhood regime’s attacks on women and religious minorities in order to quell opposition is more pervasive than anything seen before, argues Mariz Tadros in this article for Open Democracy. …

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    The Politics of Mobilising for Gender Justice in Egypt

    This new IDS/Pathways/GIZ Working Paper by Mariz Tadros examines the nature of the political struggle over the status, role and identity of women in Egypt in between the two revolutions (January 2011 and June 2013). …

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    Why does the World ignore Violence against Arab Women in Public Spaces?

    In this article for The Guardian, Mariz Tadros suggests that this year's 16-day campaign of global activism against violence, which focuses on militarism, fails to recognise the way in which the absence of human security and rule of law is creating a perfect environment for the perpetuation of violence against women in Arab countries that have experienced tumultuous change. …

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    Women in Politics: Gender, Power and Development

    Women in Politics, edited by Mariz Tadros, is a new book in the Pathways/Zed Feminisms and Development series.  …