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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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Liberal senator Jane Hume and former party director Brian Loughnane are reviewing May’s election loss.CREDIT:ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/LOUISE KENNERLEY
02.12.2022
Australia Liberals’ election review to back pipeline, not quotas, to attract wom...
A secret review into the Liberals’ disastrous election loss in May has ruled out formal quotas for the number of women MPs in federal parliament and instead recommends a British-style recruitment...
LDP North Macedonia elects Monika Zajkova as first female leader (Picture: ALDE Party)
24.11.2022
LDP North Macedonia elects Monika Zajkova as first female leader
Monika Zajkova was elected as the new party leader of LDP, ALDE Party member party in North Macedonia, at the party’s 8th National Congress held under the slogan "United, brave, loud!" on...
Joining the race to replace UCP leader Jason Kenney are, from left: Leela Aheer, Rebecca Schulz, Rajan Sawhney and Danielle Smith.
16.06.2022
Canada: Four women join race for UCP leadership
Alberta politics becoming more open to diverse candidates, says UCalgary political science professor Susan Franceschet. Despite the long race ahead, a United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership...
CDC Chairman Mulbah K. Morlu: “This policy-decision henceforth, [will be] considered in the party’s internal and external democratic processes." (Picture: Liberian Daily Observer)
03.06.2022
Liberia: Weah’s CDC adopts 40% women quota
The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Weah has adopted a resolution that would force the party to have more women in leadership positions.The party, which is celebrating its...
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...

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FWCC coordinator Shamima Ali speaking atthe flag-raising ceremony in Suva, on Thurs 06 Oct 2022. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU
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)
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