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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:52
The IPU hails the appointment of four women as members of the Shura Council of Qatar, the country’s Parliament. This is the first time that women will sit on the Shura Council, which is responsible for examining government policy, drafting laws and... Read more
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 13:20
Men run everything, and it’s enough already. Want to stop sexual harassment? Fix this now.There have been so many horrifying stories about male predatory behavior since the Harvey Weinstein story broke earlier this month, but one quote has truly... Read more
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 16:49
  AgencyUNDPTitleData Management SpecialistPractice Area - Job FamilyDemocratic Governance ManagementVacancy End Date12/11/2017Duty StationKinshasa, Congo, The Democratic RepublicEducation & Work ExperienceI-Master's Level Degree - 7... Read more
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 16:28
7 of 18 borough mayors elected in Montreal are women, as are many city councillors and other Quebec mayors.  Yesterday, Montrealers elected a woman to be mayor for the first time. "We have written a new page in Montreal's history... Read more

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