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Labour MP Stella Creasy is behind the MotheRED project to encourage more mothers to stand for parliament. Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Guardian
How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics.Sally Ashby’s earliest idea of what it means to be a politician involves feeling...
Tunis market, April 2022. Keystone / Mohamed Messara
How local female politicians are keeping Tunisian democracy alive
President Kaïs Saïed is in the process of wiping out hard-won democratic rights in Tunisia. Little evidence survives of Switzerland’s efforts to support the country on its path to democracy – apart, perhaps, from the courage of women politicians who...
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work? (Picture: Diego Fedele/ AAP)
Australia: Our new parliament will have record numbers of women – will this finally make it a safe place to work?
The 2022 federal election was a win for women candidates, and a historic moment in Australia’s journey towards a parliament that truly endorses and promotes gender equality in all its work.At this stage of counting, it looks as though the House of...
Independent candidate Zoe Daniel defeated Liberal MP Tim Wilson for the seat of Goldstein in an election that saw a record number of women elected to Parliament. Picture: AAP
Her rights at work: How will women be treated in the new Australian parliament?
A record number of women have been elected to the Australian Parliament. Anger about the Coalition Government's lack of action on gender equality has been one of the issues propelling the teal independents into parliament. What will be their...
Quebec Solidaire MNA Ruba Ghazal said the National Assembly still has room to improve on work-life balance. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
How women have helped change the culture of politics in Quebec
As a high number of women leave the National Assembly, things are slow to change — but getting better.It's been 61 years since Claire Kirkland-Casgrain became the first woman elected to Quebec's National Assembly, and though women politicians say...
Catherine Dorion celebrates her win in the Taschereau riding in Quebec City in 2018. (Alice Chiche/Radio-Canada)
One in four women in Quebec's National Assembly aren't seeking re-election. What happened?
For women leaving Quebec politics, is quitting an act of self-preservation?The night she was elected in October 2018, Catherine Dorion ran up onto the stage in Quebec City and briefly stared at the crowd, shaking her fists in the air and laughing...

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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