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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...
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...
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG - Credits: Lowy Institute
Podcast series: Women in politics in PNG
In this special Women in Politics series for the Australia-PNG Network, the Lowy Institute's Jessica Collins sits down with prominent women from Papua New Guinea to discuss the deep-seated challenge of women’s political representation in Papua New Guinea in the lead-up to its...
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth
Claudia Roth is a former Vice President of Germany's Bundestag who currently holds the position of Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament.Click on the...
Fawzia Zainal
Fawzia Zaynal
Fawzia Zainal is the President of Bahrain’s Council of Representatives, the first woman to fill this position in the country’s history. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament.Click on the Settings...
POLITICO Women Rule: 2021 Rewind and 2022 Forecast. Credits: POLITICO
POLITICO women rule: 2021 rewind and 2022 forecast
Congress is sprinting to get through a lengthy and challenging legislative to-do list before the end of the year, including passage of President Biden's $1.85 trillion social services package that will provide child care subsidies, free pre-K, paid family leave and an enhanced child tax credit....
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Violence against women in politics, a growing danger to democracy
Violence against women in politics is a growing danger to democracy. Sexism, harassment, and attacks are used as tools to discredit and silence women leaders, including women candidates, and discourage them from participating in public life and developing political careers. According to an Inter-...
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The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously
When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women in the world. She explains why the authority gap...
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide - NDI
Addressing online misogyny and gendered disinformation: A how-to guide
The internet is a tool that can simplify and encourage democratic engagement, but the rise of online disinformation challenges even the world’s most robust democracies. While the most recognizable disinformation campaigns are related to national politics, disinformers frequently employ narratives...
Promoting women's political participation: from quotas to parity - UNW
Promoting women's political participation: From quotas to parity
This guide is designed to increase the understanding of the legal obligations of countries in the West and Central Africa (WCA) region to achieve gender equality in decision-making. It focuses on strengthening efforts to improve the legal framework in the region to ensure that laws are clearly...
Women’s political participation and representation - Training Manual - registry of political parties
Women’s political participation and representation - Training Manual
This Handbook has been developed as publication by register of Political Parties with support from the Papua New Guinea Election Commission and the United Nations Development Programme in Papua New Guinea. This is part of UN Women Make the Change programme funded by the Australian Government’s...
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...

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