Women's Leadership

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UN Women
Strengthening women’s participation in peace processes: What roles and responsibilities for states?
This report reflects the main arguments presented during the high-level seminar, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on “Strengthening women’s participation in peace processes: What roles and responsibilities for states...
Elected To Lead
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
The global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) report provides an overview of key trends and analysis on women’s participation and leadership in public administration, based on evidence from UNDP and the University of Pittsburgh’s ground-breaking GEPA database. The first...
UN Women Statement
Pramila Patten, Executive Director a.i of UN Women, calls on the Taliban leadership to include women in the upcoming governance entity
"I take note of the public commitments made by the Taliban’s spokesperson to uphold women’s rights “within the framework of Islam”, including women’s right to work, to pursue higher education and to have an active role in society, as well as the right of girls to attend school. The immediate...
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
Women Political Leaders Summit 2021
The WPL Summit 2021 on June 21st brought to the table the crucial role of women leaders in the recovery of the pandemic, including the opportunity to share with leaders the aims of the Reykjavík Manual, through policy initiatives, personal development, and community engagement.Co-hosted by the...
International IDEA
Celebrating the different forms of women's political participation in Sudan
Women’s Political Empowerment is an integral component of International IDEA's Sudan Program. The program seeks to support initiatives aimed at enhancing women's political participation and promote the broad participation of women in every aspect of Sudan’s democratic transition process.This short...
 International Political Science Review
Can women dynasty politicians disrupt social norms of political leadership? A proposed typology of normative change
AbstractSocial norms that legitimise men as political leaders, and undervalue women’s leadership, are a tenacious barrier to women’s representation globally. This article explores the circumstances under which women dynasty politicians, whose legacy connections have provided them with an initial...
Politics & Gender
The persistence of social norms, family formation, and gender balance in politics
AbstractThroughout history, most positions of political power have been held by men, and despite numerous laws and regulations aimed at increasing gender equality in society and politics, the majority of democratic assemblies remain predominantly composed of men. What makes this gender composition...
Culture, Capital, and the Political Economy Gender Gap: Evidence from Meghalaya’s Matrilineal Tribes
AbstractWhat explains the gender gap in political engagement and economic policy preferences? Many scholars point to material resources, while others credit cultural determinants. We identify and test an important link between these factors: cultural lineage norms that structure entitlements to...
Rice University http://news.rice.edu/2021/02/22/campaign-promises-more-likely-to-be-kept-by-governments-run-by-women-research-shows/
The Effects of Women's Descriptive Representation on Government Behavior
AbstractDoes the representation of women in cabinet and party leadership positions affect whether governments are more or less likely to fulfill the policy promises they make during election campaigns? This research note studies the effects of women's descriptive representation in cabinet and party...
Report of the United Nations Secretary-General on women's participation in public life
This report contains an examination of global trends, persistent barriers and opportunities with regard to women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls....
Politics and gender
Politics & Gender short paper series on Gender, Politics, and the Global Pandemic
Politics & Gender is an agenda-setting journal that publishes quality scholarship on gender and politics and on women and politics. It aims to represent the full range of questions, issues, and approaches on gender and women across the major subfields of political science, including...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Taking stock of progress on gender equality using the global state of democracy indices
UNDP gender and recovery toolkit
UN Women, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19

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