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Advocacy on Gender-based violence (GBV)
All welcome to comment on effective stategies for increasing advocacy and information-sharing on how women and men politicians can translate knowledge on GBV into policy and law.
Why we need more women in parties in order to close the political gender gap with Tanushree Goyal
Why we need more women in parties in order to close the political gender gap with Tanushree Goyal
#WomenLead Conversations is a series of interviews with leading experts who help us better understand the world of women in politics. In this third conversation in the series, the speaker is Tanushree Goyal, Academy Scholar at Harvard University.
António Guterres
Message of the UN Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Observance of International Women’s Day 2021.
International IDEA
Video message by International IDEA' Secretary-General on International Women's Day 2021
"Contributing to society on equal terms, with equal opportunities in theory and practice every day. That’s what democracy is all about."Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General of International IDEA shares a message for International Women’s Day.
Democracy IDEAs podcast: How do we get more women in politics?
Across the world, women face challenges to participate in politics, from confronting hate speech to internal party obstacles and lack of subsidized maternity leave. What are the best ways to increase women’s participation in elections and within party politics? What has been the influence of the #...
Tackling violence against women in politics in Lebanon
Violence against women in politics is a serious violation of human rights and an obstacle to gender equality. Watch this video by UN Women Lebanon. Supported by the Government of Japan.
#PressForProgress - Yves Leterme on International Women's Day 2018
Sebretary General of International IDEA Yves Leterme discusses why we should commemorate and celebrate International Women's Day.
Demo Finland
Policy brief: Strengthening Women’s Political Participation
Strengthening Women’s Political Participation (2021) provides an overview of the political participation of women and reasons for their underrepresentation in politics. It includes recommendations for donors, national governments and political parties on how to strengthen women’s participation...
Scrutinising Legislation from a Gender Perspective: A Practical Toolkit
Gender is a critical dimension of parliamentary scrutiny. Considering laws, policies, programmes and budgets from a gender perspective ensures that they are fair to both men and women.This leads to better decision-making for everyone. This UNDP practical guide is for Members of the Fiji Parliament...
Advocacy Handbook on Gender and Electoral Reform in Malaysia
The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186. At 106 out of 144 countries, Malaysia’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Index indicates that the biggest inequalities exist in terms of women’s political empowerment. In continuity of National Conference on Gender...
Youth as partners for the implementation of the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015, is the international community’s ambitious response to today’s most pressing global development challenges and will guide our development priorities for an entire generation. Young people played a key role in shaping this agenda and...
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
The story of women’s political empowerment in the Pacific continues to be one of struggle and hardship. Commitments have been made by Pacific Leaders to facilitate women’s entry into politics. While some countries have translated these commitments into tangible actions, many have not. This...
Guide on Constitution Assessment for Women's Equality
The constitution-building process provides an extraordinary opportunity for women and gender-equality advocates to participate in the framing of democratic institutions. The Constitution Assessment for Women’s Equality helps users analyse a constitution or draft constitution from the...

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iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

Scrutinising Legislation from a Gender Perspective: A Practical Toolkit
UN Women
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making

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