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Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of CEDAW
BackgroundThe Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the most important treaty on women’s human rights. Adopted in December 1979 and ratified...
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The Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
BackgroundIn most countries, political parties are the primary and most effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected. Political parties’ practices, policies, and...
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Political Participation of Women with Disabilities
BackgroundIt is estimated that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability and that prevalence is higher among women, as about 1 in 5 women 18 years and older live with one. The...
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Women in Public Administration
“Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies” - António Guterres, United...
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Violence Against Women in Politics
For more than one year, the groundbreaking #MeToo movement and related Time’s Up initiative have broken taboos and sparked an unprecedented global conversation about the sexism, harassment and...
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Funding for Women Candidates
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of...
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