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Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament (Picture: UNDP)
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament
The third Global Parliamentary Report examines public engagement in the work of parliament. This report takes a detailed look at why engagement matters and how parliaments globally are engaging with the people they represent. It outlines trends and priorities for public engagement and considers key...
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet - NHK
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet
Japan's Lower House of the Diet plans a questionnaire on women's participation in politics as the country largely lags behind in female representation in national parliaments.In Japan, female lawmakers account for only 9.7 percent of all those elected in last year's Lower House election.A survey by...
 Roof and flag of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra
Trends in the gender composition of the Australian parliament
How does the gender composition of the Australian parliament compare with parliaments around the world, and how has it changed over the past two decadesInternational comparisonsThe Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has published international rankings of women in national parliaments since...
The role of Parliament in achieving gender equality - INTER PARES
The role of Parliament in achieving gender equality
This course, written by Dr Sonia Palmieri, explores why and how to build gender sensitive parliaments. Rich in case studies, it sketches the international framework for action and outlines opportunities for shaping contextually-appropriate parliamentary processes and norms. Click here to...
The role of women parliamentarians in the development of Uzbekistan
The role of women parliamentarians in the development of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – On 13 April, the second forum on the topic "The role of women parliamentarians in the development of Uzbekistan" was held in the capital. The event was organized by the Republican Commission on Women’s Role in Society, Gender Equality and the Family, the Senate...
Albania: Violence against women in politics - UNDP
Albania: Violence against women in politics
The Study "Violence Against Women in Politics" is commissioned by the UNDP Albania, in partnership with the People's Advocate and the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and it is conducted in the context of the UN Joint Programme "Ending Violence Against Women" in Albania"funded by the...
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022 - CAWP
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022
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Rhoda Sikilabu, Premier for Isabel Province and the first female Premier in the Solomon Islands (Melanesian Women Today/Facebook)
Solomon Islands’ first female premier: lessons learned
In late March 2022, 16 years after she was first elected to the Isabel Provincial Assembly in Solomon Islands, Rhoda Sikilabu became the country’s first female premier. The four-time MPA and former Deputy Premier replaced Leslie Kikolo who resigned a day before he faced a motion of no confidence....
Women In Politics Study - Abacus/ Equal Voice
Canada: Women in politics study
This document presents the result of a series of surveys conducted by Abacus Data in January 2022, about women in politics and the future of women in politics.Click here to access the report.
2022 Women in US Municipal Office
2022 Women in US municipal office
Data provided by the Center for American Women and Politics and KnowWho Data Services. Numbers include members and officers of the municipal legislative branch of incorporated cities and towns with populations over 10,000 as per the U.S. Census. These bodies vary by municipality, but include city...
A voter casts a ballot. (Mainichi/Kimi Takeuchi)
No kiss, no vote: Survey shows female politicians in Japan victims of sexual harassment
A survey on politicians in Japan has shown that many former and current female national legislators and local assembly members have been subject to sexual harassment."I was threatened that if I did not kiss them, they would not vote for me," and "I was told that young women win elections even if...
The cost of doing politics: A critical discursive analysis of Australian liberal politicians’ responses to accusations by female politicians of bullying and intimidation - Australian Journal of Social Issue
The cost of doing politics: A critical discursive analysis of Australian liberal politicians’ responses to accusations by female politicians of bullying and intimidation
Recent conversations prompted by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have put issues of workplace sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault into the global spotlight. This paper examines how members of the Australian Liberal Party made sense of, and responded to, accusations by female Liberal MPs...

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Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament (Picture: UNDP)
UNDP, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament (Picture: UNDP)
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet
Japan's Lower House to survey gender equality in Diet - NHK
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Trends in the gender composition of the Australian parliament
 Roof and flag of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra

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UN Women's Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database
City 50-50 Platform encourages gender parity in power spheres in Brazil
Violence against Women in Politics
E-learning Portal for Parliaments
Women’s Caucus Fact Sheet