Political Parties

Political Parties

Political Parties

Enhancing women’s political participation requires commitment and proactive engagement of political parties to integrate women’s perspectives into party platforms, ensure that women have equal and safe access to voting, and that women candidates and their advancement in party structures are supported. This includes: proactive outreach to and training women candidates, active measures to prevent violence against women in politics, and providing equitable access to campaign funds and fundraising support. To act meaningfully on these areas and others, political parties can develop concrete gender equality strategies, reform policies, codes of conduct and practices, and conduct regular gender audits.

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Democratic nominee for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley SAM GREENE/THE ENQUIRER
12.05.2022
Democrat Nan Whaley makes Ohio history as first woman nominated to run for gover...
Democrat Nan Whaley broke a political glass ceiling Tuesday when she became the first woman in Ohio history to win a major party nomination to run for governor."This is a historic moment for the...
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
15.03.2022
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
As the world commemorates the 2022 International Women's Day, the plummeting of women's representation in elective office in Africa is alarming. According to the first Women's Political Participation...
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics - Front Page Africa
25.02.2022
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to prote...
The National Elections Commission (NEC) and political parties executives have signed the violence against women in elections and politics, the (VAWIE/P) Protocol. The signing of the VAWIE/P Protocol...
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections. - File photo / The Tribune
20.01.2022
In India, Manipur BJP chief Sharda Devi for 33% women quota
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections“There is 33 per cent reservation...
While the inclusive principles were applied in selection of lower-levels leaders, top leadership continued to be in the hands of the traditional elite groups. Credits: the Annapurna Express
19.01.2022
Nepali political parties far from inclusive
In line with the inclusive principles enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal 2015, the three major political parties—in their recently held general conventions—included cluster-wise inclusion in...
Candidates for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election pose with slogans written in kanji prior to a debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Saturday. | POOL / VIA REUTERS
22.09.2021
Japan: Women make headlines in LDP race, but true empowerment a long way off
Two women have entered the race for the leadership of Japan’s ruling party for the first time in its 66-year history, putting in the spotlight both the strides taken and the hurdles that still face...
01.03.2019
Malawi’s political parties snub women
Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – A Malawian NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has expressed concern on political parties that snubbed women in the internal election processes with many...
13.12.2018
Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulation...
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and...
26.09.2018
John McDonnell: I hope Labour's next leader will be female
John McDonnell said he wanted a woman to become the next leader of the Labour party, a day after senior party figures were accused of failing to take allegations of sexual harassment seriously...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
UN Women
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics - Front Page Africa
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
The role of political parties on women's participation and representation
International IDEA
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Malian MPs discuss SDGs and gender equality

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