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Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development (Picture: This Day)
Nigeria: Impact of women in politics on development
Ugo Aliogo examines the prospects of women in 2023 general election, judging from the low representation of women in the political space and the impact on developmentWomen have remained largely underrepresented in the realms of political power...
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota (Picture: Logo The Star)
Malaysia: More political will required to meet 30% women candidates quota
PETALING JAYA: Although women outnumber men in the electoral roll, they only make up 13.5% of candidates in the 15th General Election (GE15).According to the Election Commission (EC), there are 21,173,638 registered voters for the GE15, with 50.3%...
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women (Picture Sara Aliaga)
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women
Despite historic gains in the past two congressional elections in the US, women hold just 27% of the seats. As Americans prepare to reshape Congress in the midterms, could Bolivia inspire change?Bolivia is one of the few countries in the world where...
Five states with no female candidates in the upcoming 2023 general elections (Nigeria Premium Times)
Only 5% of Nigeria’s lawmakers are women. It’s about to get worse
Nigeria’s two dominant parties, ACP and PDP, have less than 6 per cent of their parliamentary candidates as women.Women’s representation in Nigeria’s parliament is among the lowest in the world but could get worse based on the new list of candidates...
The Washington Post, by Melina Mara
Women powered Democrats in the 2018 midterms. Will they again in 2022?
ARVADA, Colo. — Not long after the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion, Robin Kupernik and Elizabeta Stacishin met for lunch and then went for a walk through the Denver Botanic Gardens. “We were both angry,” Kupernik later...
The "women not afraid to fight" movement. Image courtesy of Mídia Ninja
Brazil’s ghost candidates: How politicians abuse a law meant to encourage women in politics
Despite being 53% of eligible voters, participation of women in Brazilian politics is still much lower compared to men. A law created in the 1990s aimed to increase the number of female candidates per election, but the law has been abused by...

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
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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