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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

Myanmar’s first post-coup People’s Assembly decides on 30 per cent women’s quota  Image credit: The Myanmar Photo Project Collective 
Monday, March 07, 2022
Women make up over half of Myanmar’s population, yet significant obstacles remain for women to be able to participate in political processes and to achieve equal representation in Myanmar’s state institutions. Before the military coup on 1 February...
International IDEA
Monday, March 22, 2021
ADDIS ABABA— African countries are still far from achieving women's equal and effective participation in political decision-making. Women constitute only 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa, 25 per cent in the lower houses and 20...
Friday, September 07, 2018
To further discuss the establishment of a gender electoral network in the Arab region, the Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies (Arab EMBs), the UNDP and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International...
Friday, April 13, 2018
By Brechtje Kemp Morocco’s constitutional reform in 2011 forms the basis of new laws and practices which increased civil participation in the decision-making process, but more remains to be done. How to strengthen the role of civil society...
Friday, April 13, 2018
By Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue As part of its support for the democratic consolidation process in Haiti and the promotion of women's rights, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) supported a...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Marie Doucey From 23 to 30 May 2017, International IDEA organized three training sessions in oratory for Haiti’s female mayors and parliamentarians. “We loved this way of training people! It is very different from what we are used to, very deep...
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
From 27-30 November 2016, International IDEA Haiti office organized a conference for the National Federation of Women Mayors of Haiti (FENAFEMH), in partnership with the South Training Institute (IFOS). For the first time in Haiti, a 30% gender...