Political Parties



Former defence minister Linda Reynolds during Question Time in the Senate, June 17, 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images
Australia: Women’s Lib(eral Party)
Linda Reynolds’ newfound enthusiasm for quotas ignores the many reasons women are turning away from her party.There is no doubt that the Liberal Party has a lot of work to do in order to, as deputy leader Sussan Ley kept saying on Monday’s explosive...
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during an election campaign | Photo: ANI/The Print
Priyanka Vadra’s women-centric campaign long shot in UP. BJP must look at its male hierarchy
By D.K. SinghBJP has a gender disadvantage: no woman president or Chief Minister, and only one woman among 36 chiefs of states and union territories.Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must have brought many smiles in the opposition...
The introduction of gender quotas by voluntary political parties (VPPQ) for the selection of election candidates is a good start to boost women’s participation in national politics. - NSTP file pic / The New Straits Times
In Malaysia, equal gender representation should begin in political parties
By Mohamad Ika Danial AbdullahWe have eight years to go before 2030, a year in which we have stood in solidarity with other countries to realise the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). One of the SDG agendas is gender equality,...
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...
Ms Patience Phiri
Political parties and the elusive 50/50 gender parity
Nduduzo Tshuma, Political EditorPolitical parties in Zimbabwe, the Sadc region and the continent have clauses on the need for a 50/50 gender balance but that has largely remained elusive as there is less women representation in all levels of their...
"Put women and girls at the centre of efforts to recover from COVID-19"
By Antonio Guterres,The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere.But it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities.Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But the...

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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
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Inter-Parliamentary Union
Malian MPs discuss SDGs and gender equality

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