Women's Leadership

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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...
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...
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...
KRISTINA WILFORE AND LUCINA DI MECO
Social media, politics, and gendered disinformation
Kristina Wilfore and Lucina Di Meco are global experts and passionate advocates for women’s digital rights. With more than 800 million people using the internet as a primary source of information, these ladies are critically concerned about the number of intentional and fraudulent attacks against...
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From fake nudes to rape threats: how gendered disinformation is deployed to push women out of politics
For women political leaders, social media had the potential to be a big gamechanger. Often left invisible in the media and lacking access to large financial resources, this was the space where they could overcome traditional barriers and engage with citizens directly. But instead, the online world...
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...
Women’s Leadership for the Post COVID-19 Era
Amplified women’s voices of all generations can set the pathway towards Generation Equality where women's leadership is no longer an exception but the norm.This is why UCLG Women calls on the local, regional, national, and international institutions to:Step forward to ensure that we take decisive...
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we have curated a selection of resources and information on gender-sensitive responses and women’s leadership in times of pandemic. You will find a list of relevant resolutions, useful tools, virtual meetings, and calls and stories from the frontlines...

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UN Women
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda - UNW
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Albania addresses gender equality in decision-making beyond gender quotas
International IDEA's Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior Advisor for Democracy and Inclusion, presents information on gender equality approaches during the Albania 2022 International Forum for Gender Equality “Equality and Me” held on 27 May 2023.
UNDP
#PanWomanity as the new #PanAfricanism: What can data tell us?
Image: UNDP/Aisha Jemila Daniels.
UNDP
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions - UNDP

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