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e-Discussion on Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Response
BackgroundWomen are hardest hit by the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Beyond the direct effect of the infection by the coronavirus, women’s health and safety are at greater risk as increased prevalence of domestic violence and abuse is reported and sexual and reproductive health...
e-Discussion on Online Violence Against Women in Politics
The United Kingdom’s Health Secretary is one of many political figures that recently expressed their dismay at the number of women Members of Parliament (MPs) who renounced standing for re-election to Parliament and decided to leave politics after citing rising online harassment and abuse. Recent...
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...
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More than a seat at the table: A crossborder discussion on women leaders in Southasian politics
The swearing in of Kamala Harris as the first female vice president of the United States has renewed conversations on women in political leadership around the world. In Southasia, where several women have assumed the prime ministerial and presidential offices in the past, these discussions are...
Changing The Face Of Politics Podcast
The Changing the Face of Politics podcast series is an initiative by the National Democratic Institute, launched as part of NDI's commitment to a decade of action to accelerate the pace of change on women's political empowerment.In candid conversations recorded from home, an intergenerational,...
FILE PHOTO: Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka attends the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Want a stronger world after COVID-19? Choose more women leaders
By Emma BathaLONDON, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries must put more women into leadership roles to build a stronger post-pandemic world, a top U.N. official said on Monday as data showed women could be waiting more than a century to see equality at the highest political echelons....
Leandre Dal Ponte
Leandre Dal Ponte is a Member of Parliament from Brazil.This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Now’s our chance: After a tumultuous 2020, women leaders share 8 ways to rebuild a better world
It has been an unrelenting and rough year. We have faced a global pandemic that has sickened millions and caused over 300,000 American deaths, a national reckoning over systemic racism and racialized police violence, destructive wildfires and hurricanes linked to the climate crisis, and the...
Women and leadership: looking beyond the global health crisis
Not long after the news of Covid-19 broke around the world, it became clear that it would be a health crisis of pandemic proportions. But it also became apparent early on that there was much more at risk than health.While men were more likely to die from the virus by the numbers, women have...
Femme First
India: Applications open for The She Runs Government Fellowship
Femme First Foundation – a non-partisan, non-profit organisation committed to amplifying women’s leadership in Indian politics – has opened applications for the She Runs Government Fellowship, India's first fellowship for women in politics. The Fellowship is a six-month program that is...
Men, power and politics
The Men, Power and Politics program guidance is a tool to engage male political leaders as transformative agents of change for gender equality. It focuses on men, political power and gender norms in order to restructure political organizations for gender equality as part of organizational...
Governance Statistics in the COVID-19 Era: A Praia City Group Guidance Note
This Guidance Note builds on the detailed recommendations made in the first ever global, member-state led Handbook on Governance Statistics published in early 2020 by the Praia Group on Governance Statistics. One major driver of demand for statistics in this area was the inclusion of governance in...
UNDP gender and recovery toolkit
This Toolkit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Crisis and Recovery Settings provides guidance on how to enable the leadership of women and girls while making sure that their specific needs are met. It consists of seven thematic Guidance Notes covering UNDP’s main areas of work in crisis...
New online summer workshop programme because of Coronavirus, equal power training is moving online
This summer, we’re running a programme of FREE online training for women on getting into politics, using your voice online and community organising and leadership. This programme includes sessions on getting into politics specifically for women who are Black, Asian or part of a...
New online summer workshop programme because of Coronavirus, equal power training is moving online
This summer, we’re running a programme of FREE online training for women on getting into politics, using your voice online and community organising and leadership. This programme includes sessions on getting into politics specifically for women who are Black, Asian or part of a...

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

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