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Pakistan: women in parliament
By Dr Naazir MahmoodIt was a good experience to conduct a session with some women parliamentarians in Islamabad in the last week of October. Most of these representatives of the people were first-time parliamentarians, but their immense desire to...
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The #SHEcurity Index - Edition 2021
Political decisions get better the more diverse the people are who make them. That is especially true in deeply divided societies, in countries that want to move from war to peace. Yet, women and marginalised groups are often absent from tables...
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Gender quotas fail to boost women in Latin American politics
Latin America’s first gender quota was supposed to increase women’s presence in politics. Thirty years later, that vision has stagnated.Three decades have passed since the first parliamentary gender quota was approved in Latin America, and...
 Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security - Georgetown University
Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Representation: Lessons from Morocco
In 2011, the Arab Spring precipitated fervent calls for democratic reforms, leading the Moroccan government to enact gender quotas that reserved seats for women in Parliament as well as regional, district, and communal councils. As a result of these...
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7 takeaways from NewsHour’s investigation into harassment Black women in politics face
Black women in politics face a harrowing reality: Harassment, abuse and death threats for doing their jobs as Black women. To better understand their experiences, the PBS NewsHour requested interviews with more than 61 Black women who have...
National Women’s Council
Women doing politics differently
Development of local or regional caucus for women councillors – identifying interest and examining possible supports.Women’s caucuses have been established in political institutions around the world to strengthen cross-party cooperation among women...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

L'Union Interparlementaire
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art (Annick Kamgang/IPU)
L'Union Interparlementaire
’It is bullying, pure and simple’: being a woman in Japanese politics
It is bullying, pure and simple’: being a woman in Japanese politics (copyright: The Guardian)
L'Union Interparlementaire
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa (IPU)
L'Union Interparlementaire
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report (IPU)

Related Websites

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