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Political Participation of Women with Disabilities
BackgroundIt is estimated that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability and that prevalence is higher among women, as about 1 in 5 women 18 years and older live with one. The 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with...
Implementation of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Arab States
The United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security was adopted on 31 October 2000 (S/RES/1325). Participation is one of the four pillars of the UNSCR, stressing the importance of women’s equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and...
Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: Role of women in peace negotiations
“Wherever there is conflict, women must be part of the solution” – Michelle BacheletWomen must be allowed to participate in peace negotiations as well as be a part of the transition process after a conflict. However, most often women are neglected and ignored and their opinions and voices are cast...
Challenges for women in politics: the glass ceiling - stereotypes in terms of portfolio assignments
“The principles of gender-sensitive parliaments can be advanced if women occupy leadership positions as parliamentarians and as key members of parliamentary staff, as they are in a position to influence policy directions, change parliamentary procedure and practices, serve as role models to other...
Young Women and Political Leadership
Welcome to the circle on Young Women and Political Leadership. In this circle, iKNOW Politics members are invited to share their ideas and experiences about the participation of young women in politics and public life. It would be interesting to hear what iKNOW Politics members think are are the...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes The Dark Side Of Politics In 5 Incredible Minutes
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) exposed some of the biggest flaws and loopholes in campaign finance laws this week ― and she did it in just five minutes.During a hearing, the freshman lawmaker created a game in which she pretended to be “a really, really bad guy” who wants to abuse the...
Sanda Rašković Ivić
Sanda Rašković Ivić is a Member of Parliament of Serbia.This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Rosianne Cutajar
Rosianne Cutajar is a Member of Parliament of Malta.This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Le Thu Ha
Le Thu Ha is a Member of Parliament of Vietnam.This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
UN: G20 Summit Must Tackle Women's Inequality
While much of the talk at the G20 summit has been about trade frictions and geopolitical tensions, one participant says there's another subject that should be high on the agenda. The head of the UN agency for women's empowerment wants G20 leaders to do more to promote women in politics and the...
Why it would take one million women to reach gender parity in american politics
More women were elected to Congress in 2018 than ever before, but for Congress to reach gender parity, a million women would need to run for office according to research from She Should Run. Erin Loos Cutraro, CEO of She Should Run, joins Cheddar to discuss the organization's latest efforts to get...
Training modules to increase women's political participation
These new training materials take best practices and approaches from NDI's work around the world and make them into a set of tools to increase the quality of training programs for women as voters, advocates, elections officials, political party members, candidates and office holders. The training...
Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit
The Gender-Responsive Assembly Toolkit is intended for all actors that drive change within organizations, including Director-/Secretary-Generals, Secretariats, Member States, civil society and staff. We undertake to uphold common standards for gender-responsive assemblies by sharing current actions...
Guide to Women Leaders (WFPG)
The Women’s Foreign Policy Group publishes the Guide to Women Leaders in International Affairs to highlight women leaders shaping foreign policy around the world. The Guide provides an index of prominent women from across the international community, including heads of state and government,...
The boot camp building a new cohort of female leaders in Latin America
In Latin America, a boot camp for high-potential women in the public sector aims to break the male hold on political decision-making by creating a new generation of female leaders. The intensive program involves coaching sessions, mentoring, skills training, networking opportunities and lectures by...
Toolkit: Advancing Women Leaders in Africa
In March 2017, Dr. Joyce Banda launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the crux of her research while serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  As a woman leader and former President of Malawi, Dr. Banda knows the barriers...
Guide on Women’s Political Networks: Defining Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Fostering Change
Since 1995, the world average of women in parliament has grown from 11.3 percent to 22.7 percent. Although progress is slow going, multiple initiatives can be credited for building momentum behind equal representation. The Beijing Platform for Action, an agenda for women’s empowerment, is one...

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iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
International Idea's GSoD In Focus: Political gender equality and the global state of democracy indices
UN Women
Violence against women in politics: Expert group meeting report and recommendations
UN Women
Shaping the International Agenda: Raising Women’s Voices in Intergovernmental Forums
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration

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