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RepresentWomen Solutions Summit: Take action resource guide
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
RepresentWomen Solutions Summit: Take action resource guide
For its inaugural Solutions Summit, RepresentWomen gathered experts in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform to discuss the viable, scalable, and transformative initiatives that will strengthen our democracy. Over the course...
Labour MP Stella Creasy is behind the MotheRED project to encourage more mothers to stand for parliament. Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Guardian
Monday, June 20, 2022
How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics. Sally Ashby’s earliest idea of what it means to be a politician involves feeling...
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté
Adji Diarra Mergane Kanouté is member of the National Assembly of Senegal and Vice-President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s Executive Committee. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021 in Vienna, Austria, during the 13th Summit of Women...
The role of Parliament in achieving gender equality - INTER PARES
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The role of Parliament in achieving gender equality
This course, written by Dr Sonia Palmieri, explores why and how to build gender sensitive parliaments. Rich in case studies, it sketches the international framework for action and outlines opportunities for shaping contextually-appropriate...
Participants of the academy during registration. Khartoum, Sudan by International IDEA.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
International IDEA launches the "Young Women’s Democracy Academy" in Sudan
The Young Women’s Democracy Academy (YWDA) is a three-month capacity-building programme dedicated to empowering young women between the ages of 18 and 24 with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their political participation. The Academy...
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
The Government of Canada and UN Women launched support to increase women’s political participation in Nigeria
Within the context of the ongoing Constitutional Review Process and the background of extremely low participation and representation of women in Nigerian politics, the Government of Canada in partnership with UN Women signed a grant agreement of $8...
Dr Hannah Bissiw - Ghana Business
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Ghana: Encourage women to partake in active politics – Hannah Bissiw
The National Women Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Louisa Hannah Bissiw, has called on the women leadership of political parties to mentor young ladies in and out of tertiary education to partake in active politics. She...
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
This project brief presents a short description of the Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Leadership in Political and Business Life Project implemented by UN Women Turkey with the financial support of Sweden through the Swedish International...
The Pathways to Politics Program for Women is a non-partisan initiative to change the face of politics in Australia.
Friday, March 11, 2022
Women invited to forge pathway into politics as new knowledge hub launches
An innovative program to advance female participation in Australian politics is calling for new participants and launching a knowledge hub, sharing leading research, articles and interviews on the eve of International Women’s Day 2022. The Pathways...
Friday, March 11, 2022
Pathways to Politics Program for Women
The Pathways to Politics Program for Women is a national, proudly non-partisan initiative that aims to change the face of politics by equipping women with the skills, knowledge, confidence and networks they need to run for elected office and thrive...
Saraswoti Nepali, ward member, Shiwalaya Rural Municipality, Karnali Provinc - International IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Meaningful inclusion demands constant investment, but female local officials have barely got it
The 22 years old Saraswati Nepali is the mom of two kids and lives approximately five hours' drive (and five hours walk) away from the headquarter of Karnali Province, Surkhet—a place that paid the heaviest of prices in the 10 year-long armed...
Escuela de Formación Política para Mujeres Líderes en sesión. 
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Paraguay: Political training for women helps reduce the representation gap
In a region that has seen the greatest progress in political gender equality in the last two decades, Paraguay stands out, but for the wrong reasons: it has the third-lowest percentage of women in parliament in the Americas, with 17.5%, roughly half...
Strengthening the role of women in local politics in the South Mediterranean - COE
Thursday, March 03, 2022
Strengthening the role of women in local politics in the South Mediterranean
Congress Vice-President and Rapporteur on the South-Med Partnership, Xavier Cadoret (France, SOC/G/PD), welcomed the positive dynamic in Morocco in strengthening women’s political participation as elected representatives, following the September...
Sen. Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, one of only two women currently in the Senate - The New Dawn
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Liberia: Women strategize for 2023 elections
The YWCA in collaboration with the Women Working Group on women’s peace and security has ended a three-day workshop here, geared at preparing women to participate in the 2023 Presidential and general elections as a means of breaking the barriers of...
Priorities for advancing women’s equal political leadership in the coming year - Brookings
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Africa: Priorities for advancing women’s equal political leadership in the coming year
By Chiedo Nwankwor Women’s equal participation in government is central to democracy and achieving sustainable development and egalitarian societies. While the struggle to redress the marginalization of women in leadership positions show a measure...
Kenya: How female political aspirants are wooing voters - Credits: Nation
Monday, February 21, 2022
Kenya: How female political aspirants are wooing voters
Female aspirants seeking elective seats in the 2022 General Election have adopted varying strategies to woo voters. Esnahs Nyaramba, an aspirant for Kisii Woman County Representative has found mobilising youth to register for national identity cards...
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Thursday, February 10, 2022
CSW 66: One decade on: How gender-sensitive are our parliaments now?
To commemorate a decade of Gender-sensitive parliaments and take stock of parliaments’ achievements in transforming their institutions to enable women’s full and effective participation and deliver on gender equality, the Inter-Parliamentary Union...
Training: LeadHerShip - Chwaraeteg
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Training: LeadHerShip
Despite progress, women continue to be under-represented in positions of power and leadership in Government, Business, and public life. This picture is even worse for BAME women, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women, and women who experience additional...

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