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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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Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive (Picture: The Kathmandu Post)
05.12.2022
Nepal: New House of Representatives to be less inclusive
As proportional representation votes are scattered among parties, women, Dalits, Janajatis will be underrepresented.With most Dalit, Janajati and women candiates across parties failing to win the...
Speaking at the event in Cork City Hall, Lord Mayor of Cork Deirdre Forde said 'under-representation of women at all levels of governance and decision-making weakens our democracy'. Picture: Jim Coughlan
05.12.2022
Ireland: Cork caucus hears calls for gender quotas to be extended to local gover...
Gender quotas should be extended from national elections to the 2024 local government elections to ensure Ireland is in line with other European countries, new research has recommended.It also found...
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01.12.2022
Between sexual objectification and death threats: Electoral officials all over t...
Recent media reports highlighted the worrying level of online harassment against poll workers around the 2022 United States mid-term elections. Ongoing work by International IDEA confirms that...
Nepal: Women candidates in HoR and PA elections of 2079 BS (Picture: My Republica)
30.11.2022
Nepal: Women candidates in HoR and PA elections of 2079 BS
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Five women candidates have been elected to the House of Representatives (HoR) in the elections held on November 20. According to the data of the Election Commission (EC), women...
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress (Picture: CNN)
29.11.2022
USA: A record number of women will serve in the next Congress
CNN — A record number of women will be elected to Congress this year, CNN projects – but barely.The 149 women who will serve in the US House and Senate in the 118th Congress will expand the...
Maura Healey at the Massachusetts Democratic Party convention in Worcester in June.Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe via Getty Images file
22.11.2022
USA: Lesbians score big political gains in midterm elections "rainbow wave...
The string of wins includes the election of the country’s first lesbian governors in Massachusetts and Oregon.The 2022 midterm elections ignited what LGBTQ advocates called yet another “rainbow wave...
Une des femmes en formation à Korhogo (Agence Ivoirienne de Presse)
21.11.2022
Côte d'Ivoire-AIP/ Women from political parties trained in Korhogo for thei...
Korhogo, Nov 18, 2022 (AIP)- The Coordination Committee for Women's Participation (2C2PF), began on Friday, November 18, 2022, in Korhogo, the training of 25 women with a view to their participation...
Eight women declared winners in Bahrain runoff elections (Picture: News of Bahrain)
21.11.2022
Eight women declared winners in Bahrain runoff elections
New history was created as eight women made it into the highest floor of democracy.The women winners in the second round are Jalila Alawi (Eight Electoral District of the Capital Governorate), Iman...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
18.11.2022
Pelosi to step down from House leadership, stay in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, ending a historic run as the first woman with the gavel and...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Between sexual objectification and death threats: Electoral officials all over the world face unprecedented levels of disinformation, aggression and harassment
Photo source: www.canva.com
Inter-Parliamentary Union
The blame game: Analyzing gender bias in Danish local elections
Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash
Inter-Parliamentary Union
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women (Picture Sara Aliaga)
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Brazil’s ghost candidates: How politicians abuse a law meant to encourage women in politics
The "women not afraid to fight" movement. Image courtesy of Mídia Ninja

Related Websites

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