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Women’s political participation in electoral processes requires targeted support to overcome gender discrimination. Key strategies for enhancing gender balance in electoral processes include: working with political parties to promote gender sensitive policies and practices to foster women’s leadership; targeted outreach and support for women to register to vote and safely access polling stations; guarantee of protection from election related violence and harassment; the use of quotas and temporary special measures to increase women’s representation; effective technical and financial support to women candidates and political leaders; and engagement of male champions for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

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(L-R) The member for Reid, Sally Sitou; the member for Barton, Linda Burney; Northern Territory senator Jacinta Price; and the member for Lingiari, Marion Scrymgour, are among the diverse politicians in Australia’s new parliament. Composite: AAP
25.05.2022
"Work in progress": Australia’s new parliament the most diverse yet
Diversity advocates welcome new additions but say there is still a long way to go before parliament reflects Australian society Australia federal election 2022 LIVE – latest news, updates and results...
Reena Kumari Shah (right) and Kaushalaya Devi (left), the now-elected mayors of Maulapur and Ishnath local level in Rautahat district. Photo: Prabhat Jha/THT
24.05.2022
Nepal: Women candidates elected as mayor in two Rautahat local levels
The result announcement of elections held on May 13 have revealed two women candidates as the winners of mayoral elections in two local levels of Rautahat district. Reena Kumari Shah and...
Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs - Photo credit: Marius Opera on Unsplash.
23.05.2022
Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs
Within the framework of cooperation between International IDEA and the Francophone network for competencies in elections (Réseau des compétences électorales francophone, RECEF), a report was...
المصدر: "النهار"
19.05.2022
Here is the full list of all women who won in Lebanon’s elections in 2022
The Minister of Interior, Bassam Al-Mawlawi, officially announced the results of the parliamentary elections in which 1,043 candidates competed for seats of power.Women’s participation was remarkable...
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (left) and vice president Michelle O'Neill. The party has 12 women among their 27 MLAs. Photo: Liam McBurney
09.05.2022
Record number of women MLA’s elected to Stormont
Voters in Northern Ireland have returned a record number of women to the Assembly.Of the 90 MLAs elected to Stormont, 32 are women – an increase from 33pc in 2020 to just over 36pc.The...
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections  (Photo: Nicolette Chambers)
06.05.2022
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections
Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections.Young eligible Fijians are encouraged to take part in the 2022 General Elections.United Nations Senior Peace and...
Minnesota State Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor, April 23, 2022, in Rosemount, Minn. Good Morning America
02.05.2022
US: State politician gives speech while in active labor, withdraws to give birth
A state politician is bringing attention to the difficulties facing expectant mothers as she went into labor during an impassioned speech to delegates at a local party convention.Minnesota state...
A view of Parliament - Slovenia Total News
02.05.2022
40% of newly elected MPs women, record for Slovenia
STA, 25 April 2022 - As many as 36 women have been elected to the 90-seat National Assembly, which translates in 40% of all MPs, a record figure ever since Slovenia gained independence. The Freedom...
Gambia: “Female participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections will be generally low,” election observation body says  - Fatu Network
22.04.2022
Gambia: “Female participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections will be ge...
“Political parties have not done much sponsoring female candidates,” a recent report from Gambia Participates a civil society organisation that religiously observes elections in the Gambia has said....

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs
Understanding gender equality issues in electoral processes and EMBs - Photo credit: Marius Opera on Unsplash.
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election
Australia: Hey, guess what, guys? Women vote too – and they may decide the outcome of this election - The Conversation
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections
Fiji: Young people, women encouraged to take part In this year’s elections  (Photo: Nicolette Chambers)
UN Women
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria

Related Websites

International Foundation for Electoral Systems: Gender Equality
European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative