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Starting from May 2002, village level elections were held around Eritrea. In the months running up to the elections, the National Union of Eritrean Women organized a campaign to promote electoral awareness in Eritrean society in general, and among women in particular.
Campaign leaders were trained and equipped with instruction materials. During the campaign women were encouraged to run in the elections.
The PeaceWomen Team
This month's edition of the PeaceWomen E-News again focuses on specific aspects of 1325 implementation: participation, governance and elections. Women's political participation is one of the vital issues dealt with in Resolution 1325. Although implementation in this area is slow and uneven, it does garner more attention than many others. This attention is, however, often shallow and at times masks more serious issues.
1. 1325 NEWS FOR PEACEWOMEN
War Horrors Haunt Afghan Women
January 17, 2003 – (IWPR'S Afghan Recovery Report) Thousands of women are suffering from mental illness brought about by their suffering over the last two decades of conflict.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar may never want the year 2010 to end.
In February, she became the first woman to hold the post of Opposition Leader, one month after she ousted the leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Basdeo Panday, in a bruising campaign in which she was portrayed as everything from a drunk to a weak leader.
Contested election could lead to widespread violence, warns a coalition of 41 NGOs
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is taking steps to sensitise women about elections. The initiative is meant to enlighten women on participation in elections.
The IEC held a workshop under the theme 'Your vote matters' at Adansonia Hotel in Francistown yesterday to educate the women.
With support from UNSMIL, the Libyan Women's Forum (LWF) (www.libyan-women.forum.org.) organized a four day workshop from 9-12 June providing interactive training for female candidates for the forthcoming House of Representatives (HR) elections on 25 June.
With the focus of local and international media on Kenya's ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in women's political participation were an unsung success story of the country's national elections, held earlier this month.
The historic presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are scheduled for November 28, 2011. WILPF section in DRC, lead by Annie Matundu Mbambi, has worked for several months demanding the equal participation of women in all aspects of the election cycle and the assurance for peaceful, fair, and democratic elections.