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, September 12, 2017 - 12:19
The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor wants to put more effort into empowering women leaders. The PACNEWS agency reports Dame Meg, whose first term in the role finishes in December, says she hasn't done enough to... Read more
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:49
Latin America has some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Yet it also leads the world in electing female presidents — including Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.Last week, Chile’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a reproductive... Read more
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 16:14
The government has rejected all six proposals to give parliament more equal female representation, prepared by the Commons’ women and equalities committee, including fines for parties that do not select enough women as candidates. The women and... Read more
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:39
Nirmala Sitharman said her appointment sent a "big message to the world of what's the status of women in India... This country will never stop promoting women". Nirmala Sitharaman, who was promoted to the cabinet as the country's next Defence... Read more

Upcoming events

Sep 27
The Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of Africa will take place on 27 and 28 September 2017 at the National...
Oct 14
The 137 th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union an


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