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WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
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 (WPP) Africa Barometer 2021, women constitute 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa...
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics - Front Page Africa
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics
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, commits political parties to fully implement, and popularized the Protocol throughout the country....
International IDEA
The role of political parties on women's participation and representation
‘Leave no one behind’ (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hence, SDG 5—‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’—is an intrinsic enabler for sustainable ...
International IDEA
Gender assessment of political parties' internal regulations in Sudan
Political parties are considered gatekeepers for women’s access to political positions, as they play an important role in institutionalizing women’s inclusion in politics. Ensuring that political parties in Sudan play an active role in the advancement of gender equality and the enhancement of women...
Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulations
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 election campaigns are not effectively regulated, money could also undermine the integrity of...
#PressForProgress
For International Women's Day 2018, International IDEA sat down with female politicians from South Africa and Zambia to discuss rising above party lines to place gender equality on the political agenda.
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support - Sage Journals
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support
Racial/ethnic minorities and women continue to be underrepresented in public office in the United States. Here, we evaluate the role of general election political party support for women and minorities in structuring these inequalities, as a key part of general election success is support from...
Gender and dynastic political selection
Gender and dynastic political selection
AbstractThroughout history and across countries, women appear more likely than men to enter politics on the heels of a close family relative or spouse. To explain this dynastic bias in women’s representation, we introduce a theory that integrates political selection decisions with informational...
Win with women assessment toolkit
The Win With Women Political Party Assessment (WWW Assessment) is an initiative designed to help political parties become more inclusive and representative through an assessment that gauges men and women's perceptions of women in leadership, the types of social norms held by members of parties, and...
The role of political parties in promoting women in politics - UPLA
The Women's Network of the Union of Latin American Parties (UPLA) is a political platform that seeks to promote and strengthen the participation and positioning of women in public decision-making roles in Latin America and the Caribbean.UPLA prepared a report for the electronic discussion on the...
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Political parties are a cornerstone of democracy, providing critical pathways for citizens’ political participation and engagement. They mobilise citizens behind ideologies and policies, select candidates for representative posts, lead electoral campaigns, form legislative blocs in parliaments and...
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Taking the opportunity provided by its 2017 review of political party strengthening, "Reflect, Reform, Re-engage: A Blueprint for 21st Century Parties," NDI has revised its long-standing Win With Women political party assessment tool, including by adding guidance on measuring levels of and dealing...

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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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