Focus Areas

Advocacy and lobbying are activities that represent and promote the needs of specific groups in political and...
The right to vote and the right to stand for election are two fundamental elements of democracy. Notably, many...
In the 20th century, one of the greatest changes to democracy around the world was women’s participation in po...
When women are empowered as political leaders, coun­tries experience higher standards of living, and positive...

latest news & announcements

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:51
The stories of the Fathers of Confederation have been well-told, but many of the women involved in politics and community life before, during and after Confederation remain unknown to all but the most committed Canadian history buffs.A new series of... Read more
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 15:05
New York, 20 March - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is joining forces with the Wilson Center to provide extensive data on women’s leadership in public administration for The Center’s Women in Public Service Project.  By... Read more
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 14:35
By iKNOW Politics Expert Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-NhunduInternational Women’s Day (IWD) provides an ideal opportunity to look back on the gains made and the challenges that women of the world continue to face across all regions. Equally important, the... Read more
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 14:25
The number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated, with only marginal improvements since 2015, according to the data contained in the Women in Politics 2017 Map launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary... Read more

Upcoming events

Mar 29
Is backlash to women’s political participation rising?
Apr 01
The 136th Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly will take
May 22
Over the last twenty years, the world has witnessed a d


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