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Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap (Chatham House)
Why Ethiopia must close its political gender gap
Women urgently need to gain access to high office if the country hopes to survive, say Hilina Berhanu Degefa and Emebet Getachew.At the end of 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government announced the formation of a three-year national dialogue to...
Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows off his gender-parity cabinet in 2015. PHOTO BY TONY CALDWELL /Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun
Piscopo: Canada’s claims to lead the globe on gender equality in political office ring hollow
Given Mexico's progress in this area, we don't even lead North America. Gender quotas are an effective solution.The prime minister may boast about his gender-equal federal cabinet, but Canada is tumbling down the global rankings for women’s...
Women politicians are subject to significant levels of online abuse. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
If we take abuse of women for granted in politics, our democracy will pay
Online abuse and harassment of women in public life has become a curse on our political landscape. For many, such abuse is simply the cost of doing politics, an unfortunate but largely inevitable factor women have to wrestle with when making the...
Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start? (Picture: Investment Magazine)
Australia: Quotas – the last straw or just the start?
In Australia, we have just elected an historic gender and ethnically diverse Federal parliament with women’s representation in the lower house at 38% and over 50% in the Senate. Meanwhile, Sam Mostyn, of Chief Executive Women (CEW), laments “...
Group work at a workshop in Cameroon to support people with disabilities address gender based violence. Credit: Sightsavers - African Arguments
We cannot keep leaving women with disabilities behind in leadership
I know first-hand the difference that having women at the table can make.“Women hold up half the sky, but they usually do not occupy half of the seats in the positions of influence” – Marcia VJ Cran, member of UN Human Rights committee.One in five...
More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion (Picture: Toronto Star)
Canada: More women in politics would help safeguard access to abortion
"Women hold just 30 per cent of seats in Parliament; only two of 12 premiers are women. It matters because women matter."I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s truck, driving around Saint John when I was 12. I was feeling smug because I had...

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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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