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International IDEA
Inclusion and gender equality in post-coup Myanmar
This brief explores inclusion strategies for constitutional and democratic reform in the post-coup context of Myanmar. It highlights the challenges to gender equality and inclusion in Myanmar, including the role and demands of the pro-democracy actors in Myanmar’s post-coup political landscape. It...
International IDEA
Substantive equality and women’s representation in public institutions
This brief explores how constitutional advocates for women’s equality in Myanmar can advance women’s representation and meaningful participation in public decision-making and institutions. It looks at how different countries have aimed to do this through their constitutions, and what lessons can be...
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Global trends indicate the slow-paced progress in closing gender gaps across major dimensions of human development in different countries. Nigeria remains one of the poor performing countries with respect to closing its gender gaps, especially under political empowerment. In 2020, Nigeria ranked...
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
This project brief presents a short description of the Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Leadership in Political and Business Life Project implemented by UN Women Turkey with the financial support of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.The project's overall...
Magazine
In a world increasingly defined by crises, we need women’s leadership like never before
We need more women in top leadership roles. We also need male leaders embracing the qualities women leaders exemplified throughout the pandemic. Nothing less than our future depends on it.Women are often unfairly criticized for being “too emotional” or “too soft,” yet it is the depth of emotional...
Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, hosted an event dedicated to eliminating violence against women in politics on the sidelines of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
Calling for an end to violence against women in politics
At a special event hosted by Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, on the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, leaders came together to call for concrete actions and responses to end violence against women in politics around the world.In his opening statement,...
The time it will take to close the gender gap grew by 36 years in just 12 months, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021.
15 strategies helping to close the gender gap around the world
Gender equality has suffered since the pandemic began.It will now take an estimated 135.6 years to close the worldwide gender gap between men and women.However, progress is being made in areas including science and politics.Improving paternity policies and representation of women will help.There is...
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level - OECD
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level
This report assesses women’s access to justice and women’s political participation in parliament, local councils and civil society organisations in Colombia. It examines existing legal, political and institutional frameworks in order to better understand successes, challenges and implementation...
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action / cover page NDI
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action
In 2016 at the launch of the #NotTheCost campaign, NDI presented a list of strategies to address and prevent violence against women in politics, focusing on a wide range of potential change-makers, from the global to the grassroots levels. While a deeper understanding of the issue has emerged, new...
Women in politics: Gaining ground for progressive outcomes in Pakistan
Inclusive politics remains an elusive goal in Pakistan, which has a history of military interference in governance institutions, unstable elected governments and internecine conflict. Women’s voices, within the corridors of power or as constituents whose interests must be accounted for, have been...
Women, Power, Politics: What has changed in the last 100 years in the UK and beyond?
Given that 2018 is the centenary of some women gaining the vote in the UK, the British Council has commissioned this research to map and understand the key developments in women’s role in politics in the UK and around the world over the last 100 years, contrasting the UK’s progress with...
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 highlighted in their remarks and group discussions...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Inclusion and gender equality in post-coup Myanmar
International IDEA
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Substantive equality and women’s representation in public institutions
International IDEA
Inter-Parliamentary Union, UNDP, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
Inter-Parliamentary Union, UNDP, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch

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