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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Report on the International Forum on Women's Political Empowerment
This report is based on the discussions held during the International Forum on Women’s Political Empowerment, held on 7 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. It is a short summary of views expressed by experts, guest speakers and participants, as...
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
UN ESCWA Report on Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region
The objective of this study is to generate evidence-based policy recommendations for Arab States, in order to help them scale-up efforts to meet their commitments as relates to goal 5 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...
Monday, February 05, 2018
UN Women Report on ending violence against women in political and electoral processes in Pakistan
Pakistani women face unique and frequently more severe challenges to their political participation than men do. In particular, the violence faced by Pakistani female political candidates, and voters is a serious barrier to their full participation...
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion
Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized Women’s Successes in Overcoming Political Exclusion identifies critical factors preventing marginalized women’s inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and describes how...
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Report on "Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women"
Gender equality and the political empowerment of women are key elements for the consolidation of sustainable democracies worldwide. Global and regional organizations play an important role in the development of legal and policy frameworks, as well...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Power to the people? Tackling the gender imbalance in combined authorities and local government
A new generation of young women is ready and willing to participate in politics. The UK general election in June 2017 saw a rise in voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-old women, with participation up from 44 to 53 per cent compared with the 2015...
Monday, August 07, 2017
Report on Black Women in American Politics in 2017
Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University, “Black Women in American Politics: 2017 Status Update is an analysis of the 2016 election and highlights the key wins for women of color...
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Few, but Mighty: Women and Bill Sponsorship in the Pennsylvania General Assembly
Throughout this report, the authors offer a look at the unique strengths that women bring to policymaking and their impact on government is examined. They start by examining women’s representation in government, highlighting the underrepresentation...
Friday, July 07, 2017
UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality 2016 Annual Report
In 2016, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) supported 35 active programmes in 40 countries and reached more than 50,700 direct beneficiaries. The programmes, implemented by women-led civil society organizations, work to advance women’s...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Proceedings Report of the “Gender and Electoral Reform: Making A Difference” Conference in Malaysia
The National Conference on “Gender and Electoral Reform: Making A Difference” in Malaysia was envisioned to look at current debates and obstacles as well as innovative strategies and alternative models in women’s representation in the Malaysian...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Shaping the International Agenda: Raising Women’s Voices in Intergovernmental Forums
Business as usual is not an option. To fulfil the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Sustainable Development Goal 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, concrete actions and intensified commitments to...
Monday, April 24, 2017
RAU report finds that violence discourages young women from participating in politics in Zimbabwe
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has cited violence as a leading factor discouraging young women from actively participating in politics. Zimbabwe will hold general elections next year, and women participation is pivotal as they constitute 52%...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
SheVotes: Examining women's participation in elections
Despite women comprising nearly half of the world’s population, they continue to be drastically underrepresented in political leadership positions around the world. In fact, most have little or no access to the very decision-making tables where the...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Women in Parliament in 2016: The year in perspective by IPU
The annual brochure provides an overview and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), it...
Friday, February 10, 2017
Women's Rights in Constitutions. Global Good Practices in Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Constitutions
This policy guidance provides a range of good practice options for advancing gender equality in the content of constitutions. It contributes to, and complements, the capacity-building support that United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) staff in...
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Where are the women? A Study of Women, Politics, Parliaments and Equality in the CARICOM Countries
In 2013-2014, a study was undertaken by UNDP to explore the presence of women in decision-making positions in the countries of the Caribbean Community1,2 (CARICOM), as well as the link between their presence in politics and institutions and the...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women for Youth
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, or CEDAW, is an international legal instrument that requires countries to eliminate discrimination against women in all areas and promotes women’s equal rights. CEDAW is...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A Framework for Developing Gender Policies for Political Parties
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has designed this Framework in order to assist political parties and gender equality advocates in their efforts to develop comprehensive policies to advance...