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Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa (Picture: International IDEA)
Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa
Africa has made significant progress in enhancing inclusive political participation and representation, mostly for women, youth and people living with disabilities. This report unpacks the trends and challenges of inclusive participation in Africa.The domestication (though at ...
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses COP26 (IPU)
Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way
Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.3 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact.The IPU is committed to increasing the ranks...
»Coumba Diaw, Senegal« picture: UN Women/Assane Gueye licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
Gender agenda: The big conundrum in the general elections in Kenya and Senegal
In the months of July and August, Senegal and Kenya will hold their general elections. However, the big question remains: Where do Senegalese and Kenyan women stand on their quest to parliamentary mandates and political offices?Recent statistics from Afrobarometer, the number of women in politics,...
Women and political power In Pakistan (Picture: the Friday Times)
Women and political power In Pakistan
"The next step is to move away from symbolic representation for women to have more female politicians in influential decision-making positions," writes Saad Hafiz.Developing countries are increasingly recognising that including women as equal partners in political, economic, and public life is...
Intergeneration Dialogue on Generation Equality and Women’s Leadership in Malawi: “This is Malawi, a land of women, who lead, and men, who celebrate them” (Picture: UN Women)
Intergeneration Dialogue on Generation Equality and Women’s Leadership in Malawi: “This is Malawi, a land of women, who lead, and men, who celebrate them”
In 2021, the world’s political leaders, youth activists, corporate executives, development agencies, gathered in Paris for the Generation Equality Forum to lay the foundation for a new agenda to address gender equality. Following the Forum, as a co-leader of the Action Coalition on Feminist...
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Emergency preparedness requires gender-aware responses to reduce burdens of care, violence and economic insecurity on women: UN Women and UNDP Tracker Report
This new report presents a clarion opportunity to champion improved, gender-responsive social protections and to ensure meaningful participation of women to identify solutions to acute and chronic challenges that leave no one behind.NEW YORK - Countries with greater women’s leadership, universal...
WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2022
The WEF global gender gap report 2022
Gender parity is not recovering, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022. It will take another 132 years to close the global gender gap. As crises are compounding, women's workforce outcomes are suffering and the risk of global gender parity backsliding further intensifies.The...
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters (RepresentWomen)
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters
More than 100 years after women gained full citizenship rights through the 19th Amendment, women are still under-represented in government. While it is widely known that no woman has become president, it is not only the highest executive offices where women have not had access: women also face...
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Women in Tunisia: Has a female prime minister changed Tunisia?
Tunisia has seen a marked shift in attitudes towards women political leaders since Najla Bouden became the first female prime minister in the Arab world. However, this doesn't mean that life has dramatically improved for Tunisia's women, writes BBC News Arabic's Jessie Williams.Bochra Belhaj Hmida...
Political violence targeting women in West Africa (Picture: OECD)
Political violence targeting women in West Africa
Women around the world are facing unprecedented levels of targeted political violence. This is also true in West Africa. Women can be targeted in a myriad of ways, by an array of types of perpetrators, during and outside of periods of conflict and contentious crises. The result though is consistent...
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
Protecting public health in adverse circumstances: subnational women leaders and feminist policymaking during COVID-19
This article analyses how women governors, mayors, and local elected officials promoted public health and social protection in countries where men chief executives failed to take steps to contain the virus. We focus on adverse circumstances in six cases: Brazil, the United States, the Philippines,...
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How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life.More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has several highly influential women politicians, including...

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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa
Enhancing inclusive political participation and representation in Africa (Picture: International IDEA)
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses COP26 (IPU)
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Gender agenda: The big conundrum in the general elections in Kenya and Senegal
»Coumba Diaw, Senegal« picture: UN Women/Assane Gueye licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
Inter-Parliamentary Union
Women and political power In Pakistan
Women and political power In Pakistan (Picture: the Friday Times)

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