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Gender, Women and Electoral Politics in Zimbabwe

"This study seeks to analyze the constitutional and legislative provisions pertaining to the Zimbabwe 2000 parliamentary and 2002 presidential elections and to determine the extent to which they promoted gender equality. The most fundamental prin...

Democratic Consolidation in SADC Botswana's 2004 Elections

"The study of the 2004 general elections in Botswana was aimed at analyzing the process of democratic consolidation in Africa's longest surviving and stable political system. In this respect, the attention falls on six areas : the impact of the el...

Multiparty Democracy and Elections in Namibia

"This monograph has examined various democratic processes and the consolidation of democracy in Namibia with specific reference to the most recent 2004 election process. The data indicates that Namibia is on it's way to being a strong democracy, a...

Political Parties and the Democratisation Process in Zimbabwe

"The report begins by observing that parties have historically played a pivotal role in governance by aggregating diverse demands into political programmes that they translate into collective action through elections and legitimate control of poli...

Parties and Political Development in Namibia

"This study has investigated the nature of political parties in Namibia. Parties that were formed in the early 1960’s and 1970’s tend to look backwards into history to consolidate their support. But since the history of some of these parties has n...

Parties and Political Development in Tanzania

"This report presents findings from a study conducted in Tanzania for the EISA project on ‘Strengthening democracy through dialogue with parties.’ The overall aims of this project are to examine the functioning and regulation of parties in Tanzani...

Parties and Political Development in Mozambique

"The present study has highlighted a number of critical shortcomings in the institutionalization of parties in Mozambique. It is thus an important contribution to the debate on the role of parties in the consolidation of the democratic process in ...

Promoting Intra-Party Democracy in Lesotho: Training manual

"This manual is meant to ensure that political parties in Lesotho are well equipped with the necessary skills that will enable them to promote democracy effectively. It focuses on the following aspects of party functioning: Leadership qualities wi...

Promoting the Effectiveness of Democracy Protection Institutions in Southern Africa The Commission for Investigations and the Permanent Human Rights Commission in Zambia

"The study was undertaken with the aim of establishing through investigative field research the practical realities that pertain to the two institutions and to establish whether they are fulfilling their mandates. In Zambia, the research focused o...

Gender, Women and Electoral Politics in Zimbabwe

"This study seeks to analyse the constitutional and legislative provisions pertaining to the Zimbabwean 2000 parliamentary and 2002 presidential elections and to determine the extent to which they promoted gender equality. The concept of equalit...

Gender and Elections in Lesotho: Perspectives on the 2002 elections

"The objectives of this study are primarily to examine the experiences of multiparty democracy and how it has affected women’s participation in elections. It evaluates the performance of political parties and how they deal with the issue of wome...

Political Parties and Political Evolution in Angola

"In general this report tackles the most important research conclusions, namely those related to legislation governing the establishment and operation of political parties, as well as the environment in which they operate. It also identifies the i...

Claiming Space Reconfiguring Women’s Roles in Post-Conflict Situations

"The paper explores the possibilities of using the institutional frameworks of the United Nations (UN)and the African Union (AU) to include women in peace negotiations, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction efforts. It contends that wome...

Who said it was simple? Implementing 1325

This Policy and Practice Brief offers insights into UN Resolution 1325, and impact of conflict and violence on women. It forms part of ACCORD’s knowledge production work to inform peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. Presents some of the m...

Increasing Women's Participation and Inclusion in Jubbaland Peace Processes: Women, Conflict and Peace: Learning from Kismayo

Globally, and in the Somali context, peace processes and political settlements remain elite bargaining scenarios involving mainly male actors in a conflict. Conducted with women and men in Kismayo, this research underlines how the inclusion of Som...

Education, Marriage, Fertility and Work Choices of Young Women in Uganda

Despite the existence of several policies and laws aimed at empowering women to participate as equal partners in development, a number of challenges remain in Uganda. Low female education attainment, early marriages, teenage pregnancies and poor f...

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