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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Here are the most gender-balanced cabinets in the world today
There are currently 22 gender-balanced cabinets, of which 14 have at least 50% of women ministers.  Women continue to be under-represented globally in political leadership positions. Data from UN Women and the Inter-parliamentary Union’s 2019 Women...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Gender equality at a glance
Women are under-represented on decision-making bodies and in positions of economic power. They continue to earn systematically less than men for the same work. Encouraging women to enter politics is key to changing this. More women in politics, and...
Friday, May 24, 2019
Impact of corruption on women’s career development opportunities in the Central Administration of the Republic of Moldova
The goal of the survey consists in analyzing perceptions and experiences of civil servants in central administration with regard to the level of corruption, its forms, transparency of the decision-making process and impact of these phenomena on the...
Friday, May 10, 2019
Survey: When should a woman have children if she’s thinking about running for office?
By Ruth Igielnik and Kim Parker, As moms across the United States celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, five of the six women vying for the Democratic residential nomination are themselves mothers. These women, all seeking the same high political...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
International Idea's GSoD In Focus: Political gender equality and the global state of democracy indices
This GSoD In Focus showcases global and regional data around trends in and the progression of gender equality, based on data from the Global State of Democracy (GSoD) Indices. The GSoD Indices are International IDEA’s measurement of democracy for...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Women in Politics Map 2019
This map is a unique visual tool that captures women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date—1st January 2019. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary...
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Reykjavik Index for leadership report
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership measures how people feel about women in leadership. It measures the perceived legitimacy of male and female leadership in politics and across twenty professions, as well as a measure of how men and women differ in...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Infographic: Women in politics in Latin America
Four years ago, Latin America was home to a third of the world’s female presidents. Today, it has none. But that doesn’t mean the region hasn’t made progress in advancing women’s role in the political sphere. In fact, as of the inauguration of...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Gender parity cabinets are on the rise
In October 2018, the highest number of gender parity cabinets was achieved. Six out of the current ten gender-balanced cabinets were formed in 2018.    In January 2014, UN Women and the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) reported only three countries...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
New Parline: the IPU’s Open Data Platform
IPU launched New Parline, a new version of its online open data platform on national parliaments. The platform is intended for MPs, academics, civil society, the media, and all those interested in parliaments as the core institution of democracy....
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Women hold at least half of ministerial positions in these countries
List as of 7 June 2018. Spain joins a handful of countries where women hold at least half of ministerial portfolios. 1. Spain The new government of Spain includes 11 women ministers and five men in addition to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. After the...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Taking the opportunity provided by its 2017 review of political party strengthening, "Reflect, Reform, Re-engage: A Blueprint for 21st Century Parties," NDI has revised its long-standing Win With Women political party assessment tool, including by...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
76 countries haven't had a female leader in the last 50 years - here's where women ARE in power
One hundred years ago, on February 6 1918, the UK Parliament passed an act that granted the vote to women over the age of 30. They had to meet certain qualifications - such as being householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Women in Public Service Project
Using data to bridge the gender gap Globally, women make up 49.7% of the population but hold only 22% of public offices. The Women in Public Service Project Data Portal seeks to answer why this is so, and how to increase the percentage of women in...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Women in Politics Map 2017
A unique visual tool to capture women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date – 1st January 2017. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Security Council Resolutions: Women, Peace, and Security
The women, peace and security UN Security Council resolutions poster provides a helpful overview of each of the eight resolutions, and pulls out key provisions for each resolution. The poster is an informational resource which can be used by experts...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Women appointed to Presidential Cabinets in the United States
With many positions left to fill, President-elect Trump has already tapped several women for important positions in his administration. They include: Governor Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as secretary of...
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Mapping Scandinavian Research about Women in Public Life, published in English 1970-2015
This mapping is made for the benefit of researchers who want to learn about Gender Studies in the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the theme of women/gender in public life. Most of the research literature - especially...