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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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    Real World

    This project links talented young documentary filmmakers with academics from the Pathways consortium to collaborate on a series of shorts broadly exploring concepts around women’s empowerment. …

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    Sustainable Security and Peace Building as Pathways of Women's Empowerment

    This research investigated the conceptions of security, peace and empowerment among the Hill women of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The research explored the Hill women's actual and perceived role in security and peace building, the role of Hill women's organisations and their movements, major obstacles faced by Hill women and their strategies for overcoming these. …

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    Women and Local Governance in Sierra Leone

    This study aimed to illuminate the pathways of women's political empowerment, the relationship between political participation and change and interrogate the effectiveness of the decentralisation commission in empowering women in Sierra Leone. …

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    Women in Local Government in Bangladesh

    This project investigated the enabling conditions for women’s participation in local governance and its influence on women’s empowerment. The objectives for this study were to explore the challenges faced by women councillors, how they negotiate these challenges, their own interpretation of their engagement patterns and processes, and whether new gender norms and roles are being created for women in the public domain. …

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    Women in Local Government in Pakistan

    Through this study researchers investigated the ‘criss-cross’ processes through which women in Pakistan become empowered, focusing on how the larger institutional set-up (whether military or non-military) helps women achieve their goals. They explored how some of the major initiatives from civil society have contributed to women’s voices at the local government level, and also looked at individual case studies of women when they either surmount or fail to surmount societal pressures in their individual lives. …

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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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    30% Women in Politics in Sierra Leone

    30% - the Real World film directed by Anna Cady - is proving popular at film festivals and conferences. Following its success in being shortlisted for the Sundance Film Festival, in November it will be shown at both the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival in Paris and the Underwire Film Festival in London where it has been shortlisted for the best sound designer award. …

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    Animated Documentary

    A new review of the Real World film '30%: Women and Politics in Sierra Leone' by Animated Documentary describes its animated sequences as: …

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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 and Peacebuilding Workshop

    As part of the Pathways West Africa research project monitoring and evaluating the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 in Sierra Leone, Hussainatu Abdullah took part in a training workshop on Gender and Peacebuilding in early July. International Alert in collaboration with Civil Society Peacebuilding Engagement Committee (CSPEC), Sierra Leone organised the joint monitoring and evaluation training and cross-regional learning workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 8-9 July 2009. …

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    Real World Film Selected for Sundance

    30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone) a documentary short film produced by the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment programme in collaboration with Screen South – has been selected for screening at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. …

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    Revista Feminismos

    A new issue of the Revista Feminismos Feminist Journal from NEIM includes Portuguese translations of the Pathways policy papers on conceptions of women's empowerment and how development agencies can best support it, sexuality, domestic violence, cash transfers, women in politics and economic empowerment for women. …

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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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    Sierra Leone's Fight for Gender Equality

    Real World documentary 30%: Women and Politics in Sierra Leone has featured on the leading cultural and literary review magazine The Atlantic and includes an interview with 30%'s director Anna Cady on the role of women in ending the conflict in Sierra Leone, the current state of women in Sierra Leonean politics, and Anna's hopes for the film.  …