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The Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
BackgroundIn most countries, political parties are the primary and most effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected. Political parties’ practices, policies, and values can have a deep impact on women’s political participation and representation. Indeed,...
Do women make political parties more successful?
 The ideology and internal organization of political parties affect how different societal needs, interests and social demands are represented. Some parties have been great advocates of gender equality and promoting women in their candidate lists through either quotas or alternation rules....
Political Party Recruitment System for Women
IKAT US Component 1 lead by Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia (Kemitraan) and in partnership with the NDI for International Affairs along with regional partners: Indonesian Women's Coalition (KPI), Persatuan Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) from Malaysia, Women's Caucus from Timor Leste,...
Increasing young women’s engagement in political parties (2012-07-09 - 2012-07-30)
How do we get more young women engaging in political parties? The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy will be examining this question at its Copenhagen Seminar on Women in Politics in September 2012, for which a background paper will be prepared. Maryse Helbert, an expert from DIPD...
Gertraud Salzmann
Gertraud Salzmann is a Member of Parliament from Austria.This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Seema T Gala Vapi
Seema T Gala Vapi is a Municipal Councillor from India. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York
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.
Norbert Mao
Norbert Mao is the President of the Democratic Party of Uganda. In this interview, he shares his experience in pushing for measures to boost women's participation in politics.
What the women say: Tunisia
This interview was published in 2013. At the time of the interview, Omezzine Khalife was a member of Ettakatol Party and ran for the Constituent Assembly in Tunisia. She was a member of the Ettakatol’s Women’s Organization. Omezzine speaks here to ICAN about her experiences as a young woman...
Documentary "Power in our Pockets: Social Media, Money and Politics in the Digital Age"
Both men and women politicians need money because it is critical for communicating with constituents. Political parties, candidates and other electoral institutions need funding to carry out tasks including campaigns. Money can also have a serious impact on fair political participation and...
Handbook on Promoting Women’s Participation in Political Parties
The extent of women’s representation in elected office in any given country is determined by a wide range of factors, including the general progress towards achieving equality of rights and opportunities among women and men in public and private spheres, the choice of political and electoral...
Toolkit on how to build the capacities of women politicians and political parties
Women comprise over 50 per cent of the world’s population, but they continue to be underrepresented in all political arenas. Democracy cannot truly deliver for all citizens if half of the population remains underrepresented. In a representative democratic system, political parties hold the power to...

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iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

Inter-Parliamentary Union
Malian MPs discuss SDGs and gender equality
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
A Framework for Developing Gender Policies for Political Parties
UN Women
Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics
Gender rating of political parties of Kyrgyzstan

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