Women's Leadership

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Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Madrid 2021 (Picture IPU)
Generation Equality: IPU milestones one year on
The IPU has made bold commitments and taken steps towards ensuring women and girls’ voices are heard in decision-making, and that young women are politically empowered. The IPU collaborates with strong partners such as the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a civil society-centered global coalition...
Strategy UNDP (cover)
UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025
UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025, aligned with its Strategic Plan, guides UNDP in its efforts to assist countries in accelerating progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women over the next four years. It aims to move beyond piecemeal efforts and to instead help countries to...
Southern Sudanese women vote during the independence referendum.  Image credit: Silke Tittel, Flickr
South Sudan: Taking steps towards the inclusion of women in peace-building
In South Sudan, Africa's youngest nation, women's political participation remains low when there are calls to have more women in positions of power globally. The Republic of South Sudan gained its independence on the 9th of July 2011 but slid into political violence within barely two...
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment (Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan)
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment
The new strategy puts gender equality at the heart of UNDP’s efforts to expand people’s choices and to realize a just and sustainable world.New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an ambitious new plan to help countries to accelerate progress over the next four years...
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice (International IDEA)
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice
The women’s training programme, led by the national Electoral Management Body in cooperation with International IDEA, earned an Honorable Mention in the Gender Equality category in the first edition of the Global Network on Electoral Justice Awards for meeting the main criterion of contributing to...
Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum (UN Women logo)
Kyrgyzstan hosted the second "Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era” National Forum
On 21-22 August, women leaders, politicians and civil servants from all provinces of Kyrgyzstan gathered at the second National Forum Women's Leadership – A Breakthrough into a New Era. The forum served as a platform for dialogue about the importance of women's contribution to the development of...
Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
After national news coverage of a COVID-19 mask requirement controversy in Dodge City, Kansas in December of 2020, Mayor Joyce Warshaw received numerous threats such as “Burn in hell”; “Get murdered”; and “We’re coming for you.” Fifteen days later, Mayor Warshaw resigned saying that she...
Equal representation? The debate over gender quotas (Part 2) - Picture Harvard International Review
Equal representation? The debate over gender quotas (Part 2)
This article is the second in a two-part series examining the impact of gender quotas. The first article discussed the structure of gender quotas and their general impacts.Gender quotas play a varied and complex role in political life; every country maintains its own reason for their implementation...
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...

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Inter-Parliamentary Union
Generation Equality: IPU milestones one year on
Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Madrid 2021 (Picture IPU)
UNDP
UNDP’s Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025
Strategy UNDP (cover)
UNDP
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment
UNDP launches ambitious plan to speed up progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment (Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan)
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), UNDP
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice (International IDEA)

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