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...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:16
Abuse targeted at politicians on social media is putting some women off standing for public office, a union has warned.Sexist comments and insults have become too common for people trying to serve their community, Unison Wales said.Labour'... Read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 14:14
French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women.Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister.Bruno... Read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:58
A record number of women ran in British Columbia's (B.C.) provincial election, but that failed to translate into an increase of women in the province's legislative assembly.While 111 women were on the ballot, only 34 were elected.Based on... Read more
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 15:18
In the framework of the ‘Tunisian Week’ which took place at the European Parliament (Brussels) on the 2-4 May, the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Global Forum co-hosted the debate ‘Gender equality and the participation of women in public life‘.The... Read more

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