The new Bundestag is larger than ever, but the number of female parliamentarians is disappointingly low
The Bundestag could use more women
Just over one-third of the members in Germany's newly elected parliament are women. That's troubling — and not at all representative of our society, DW's Melina Grundmann writes.A chart showing the proportion of women in each party in Germany's new...
Feminists march in Lima in 2016 against Keiko Fujimori, one of two candidates vying for the presidency in run-off elections this June | Carlos Garcia Granthon/Pacific Press/Alamy Live News. All rights reserved
There’s no way to vote for women’s rights in Peru’s presidential elections
The country infamous for forced sterilisations will face the choice of two ‘anti-gender’ candidates in run-off elections in June.Anti-women rhetoric has entered national electoral politics in Peru – the country that is infamous for its policy of...
DMK women's wing secretary Kanimozhi during an election campaign rally in support of party candidate ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tenkasi district on April 2. (File photo)
Decoding women’s representation in the 2021 state elections
Reports, anecdotal accounts, and now the results suggest that women played a crucial role in shaping the electoral outcomes in the four states and one Union Territory that went to the polls this year.In West Bengal, they may have cemented the All...
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Women in Parliament in 2020: The year in review
Elections in 2020 were profoundly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in delays and cancellations, logistical challenges for candidates and election administrators and often low turnout. Women’s leadership was frequently in the spotlight...
Why aren’t there even more women political leaders?
By Naomi Cahn,The 2020 election set numerous records with respect to women’s election to federal office:  the first woman – and the first woman of color — has been elected to national office as vice-president, a record number of women...
Sex tapes and stereotypes: Women jostle for bigger place in Georgian politics
In the rough-and-tumble world of Georgian politics, election campaigns can be merciless - especially for the small number of women candidates who enter the fray.But as the ex-Soviet Republic gears up for elections on Saturday, a new gender quota law...

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Inter-Parliamentary Union
Women in Parliament in 2020: The year in review
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UN Women
Preventing violence against women in elections: A programming guide
UNDP Online Course on Enhancing Women’s Participation Throughout the Electoral Cycle
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
A framework for developing internal gender policies for electoral management bodies

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International Foundation for Electoral Systems: Gender Equality
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NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative