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Violence Against Women in Politics
For more than one year, the groundbreaking #MeToo movement and related Time’s Up initiative have broken taboos and sparked an unprecedented global conversation about the sexism, harassment and violence many women face in professional environments.Women politicians have also been saying #MeToo in...
Political Financing for Women
Money is essential for the operations of political parties, and particularly affects candidates in electoral processes. Political financing regulations can effect women’s access to run as candidates, be elected, campaign and reach out to the population. Regulations on political funding are used to...
Gender and Electoral Management Bodies in Africa
GPEC gives central importance to capacity-building of EMB for the development of a transformative and gender sensitive approach of electoral management. This is to provide African EMB with the tools and support they need to ensure the legitimacy of the process which they are responsible for,...
Fundraising strategies for women candidates
What are some strategies that women have used effectively to raise money? What makes some women very successful fundraisers? What fundraising techniques work best in different political environments (i.e.: corporate donors, direct appeal to individuals, fundraising events, etc.)? What are some...
Advocating for Quotas
What strategies have been used by women and grassroots organizations to promote the adoption and implementation of quotas? What are the main obstacles encountered by these organizations in their advocacy work?
Campaign Fundraising: How Do Women Find the Money Necessary to Run and Win?
One of the greatest issues for women running for office, and for those women deciding whether or not to run for office, is money. Women generally feel as if they have fewer financial resources and networks upon which to draw for financial campaign support. And yet women around the world are...
New Telegraph
Why Nigeria should legislate more women into power
What is your take on the claim that that high cost of electioneering in Nigeria discourages women from participating in politics?Money has always been a huge factor in determining who wins election in Nigeria and that to women is a huge challenge as most women really struggle to get their campaign...
Al Jazeera English
Will more women be elected into senior political roles in Nigeria? | Inside Story
One female candidate in the conservative north is raising expectations she could become Nigeria's first elected state governor. 93 million people are registered to vote in the country's elections on February 25. Nigeria is the most populous in Africa. It also has the continent's largest economy and...
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under Secretary General Rosemary DiCarlo
Preventing electoral violence with UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo
The United Nations have launched the DPPA Electoral Series, a new initiative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our training course on political approaches to preventing and responding to election-related violence. In the inaugural video, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding...
USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections (PBS Picture)
USA: Why Black women candidates had mixed results in the midterm elections
A record number of Black women ran for office this year for U.S. House, Senate and governor. And while some made history with their wins, Black women are still underrepresented in public office. Nadia Brown, the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University, joined...
Podcast: Rosie Campbell on how women shape elections (Acast)
Podcast: Rosie Campbell on how women shape elections
Rosie Campbell is professor of politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, where she works with Julia. Rosie has authored research on voting behaviour, public opinion and the politics of diversity and political recruitment.In this episode, Julia...
Journalist Ali Vitali is the author of "Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House ... Yet" (Molly Roecker)
Why don’t we see women as “electable”?
Journalist Ali Vitali covered female presidential candidates in 2020. Now she reflects on what got in their way.As coverage of the 2022 midterms continues, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali is ready to see more women running for office and watch how candidates are going to address...
Municipal elections in Canada: A guide for women candidates (FCM)
Municipal elections in Canada: A guide for women candidates
In order to promote women’s role in municipal politics, FCM has created a Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government. One of the tools this Committee has created to encourage and support more women in municipal government—including elected office—is this guide to...
Building your audience through social media (Municipal Campaign School)
Building your audience through social media
An interview featuring Kate (Oxford) talking with Alyssa Humphrey from the Social Factory.About Alyssa | Alyssa is a brand developer and digital media marketer located in Woodstock, Ontario with nine years of professional social media management, brand development and web design experience. Between...
Women in Leadership Training Manual. Credits: KAS
Women in leadership training manual (Kenya)
KAS consolidated a training manual that would be used to conduct a long-term tailored engagement on selected aspiring women politicians on effective campaign strategies leading up to elections. The training manual thus seeks to strengthen the capacities of women politicians on various strategic...
Get equipped with the skills to run for office - Credits: Women for Election
Get equipped with the skills to run for office
The Women for Election EQUIP program is Australia’s first non-partisan, online political campaign workshop. It is designed to provide in-depth, practical training for female candidates and female campaign managers in advance of Local, State and/or Federal elections in a cross-party environment....
Australia: Get elected by Ruth McGowan
Australia: Get elected by Ruth McGowan
Disillusioned with politicians and frustrated with politics in general? Stop complaining. Be the change you wish to see. Run for office and Get Elected!Ruth McGowan OAM has worked as a consultant and adviser to councils, peak bodies in local government and community leaders since 2012. She is a...
ParlAmerica's Training guide: Promoting women's candidacies in the Americas and the Caribbean
In line with its commitment to strengthening democracy and governance in the Americas and the Caribbean, ParlAmericas carries out activities related to electoral processes and women’s political participation. With these objectives in mind, parliamentarians have joined delegations accompanying and...

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iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UN Women
Meet the Nigerian women political leaders elected in the 2023 general polls
UN Women
Zimbabwe: violence cited as major repellent factor to women participation in politics
Source: ZimLive
UN Women, UNDP
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections (Picture: New Dawn)
UN Women, UNDP
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections
Liberia: Women optimistic of 2023 elections (Picture: New Dawn)

Related Websites

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