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UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
Friday, December 02, 2022
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutions The United Nations (UN) has scored Nigeria low in the area of women participation in politics. The UN Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (...
Rally in Paris, France © SERGE TENANI / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP
Friday, November 25, 2022
Violence against women parliamentarians: Causes, effects, solutions
Women account for just over 26% of parliamentarians worldwide according to the IPU’s latest figures. Despite progress made in recent years, significant obstacles continue to block their path to parity with their male counterparts. One of the biggest...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
Une des femmes en formation à Korhogo (Agence Ivoirienne de Presse)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Côte d'Ivoire-AIP/ Women from political parties trained in Korhogo for their participation in the 2023 local elections
Korhogo, Nov 18, 2022 (AIP)- The Coordination Committee for Women's Participation (2C2PF), began on Friday, November 18, 2022, in Korhogo, the training of 25 women with a view to their participation in the 2023 regional and municipal elections....
During the week-long training in Kigali, the fellows unpacked all facets of being a young, African female leader (UNDP Picture)
Monday, November 21, 2022
Learning to lead: what does it mean to be a young, African, female leader?
Insights from the second cohort of African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) fellows during a leadership training that took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 17 to 21 October 2022. A leader is visionary, selfless and committed to transformation. She is...
Widening the lens: Reimagining leadership among young women of color (NPQ)
Thursday, November 03, 2022
Widening the lens: Reimagining leadership among young women of color
There are many ways to step into political leadership in America, and how you go about it is often informed by your background, identity, and experiences. I direct a nonprofit called IGNITE, which trained over 10,000 young women as leaders across 30...
India: Women in government fellowship (Femme First Foundation)
Monday, October 24, 2022
India: Women in government fellowship
The Women in Government Fellowship is a six-month program that is focused on capacity-building, training, and mentorship of women in politics. It seeks to enhance and improve the quality of political participation of women. The fellows will undergo...
Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office (UN Women)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office
UN Women’s East and Southern Africa programming on Governance, Leadership and Political Participation is focused on providing technical support and capacity building to Member States, civil society and regional organizations, to enable women to...
Effective and inclusive parliaments (CPA)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Effective and inclusive parliaments
Ensuring GSP principles are embedded in political institutions is vital for a healthy democracy. It highlights that women’s inclusion and equality does not just stop at the ballot box. All groups must be able to fully participate within our elected...
Promoting inclusion and diversity in parliamentary public engagement (IPU Logo)
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Promoting inclusion and diversity in parliamentary public engagement
This seminar explores how parliament can promote inclusivity and diversity in their public engagement activity. It presents the Inclusion Checklist of the Global Parliamentary Report on Public engagement in the work of parliament, whilst drawing...
Nadia Radic for the Deseret News
Monday, October 03, 2022
Utah (US): We, the women
Women have always been trailblazers in the West. Why are some states falling behind? She usually returned library books on time. But Emily Bell McCormick wanted to keep this one. As her mother read aloud the story of Joan of Arc, the image of an...
Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Madrid 2021 (Picture IPU)
Friday, September 30, 2022
Generation Equality: IPU milestones one year on
The IPU has made bold commitments and taken steps towards ensuring women and girls’ voices are heard in decision-making, and that young women are politically empowered. The IPU collaborates with strong partners such as the Generation Equality Forum...
The IPU Forum of Women MPs at the 144th IPU Assembly in Indonesia (IPU)
Monday, September 26, 2022
Five ways women parliamentarians can get ahead in politics
As Liz Truss becomes the UK’s next PM, here’s how women parliamentarians can gain ground in politics. Succeeding in politics is tough – succeeding as a woman is even harder. Millions of women around the world face discrimination, sexism and violence...
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics (Picture by Mkhululi Ncube Chronicle)
Thursday, September 15, 2022
ZGC targeting to capacitate Zimbabwe women in politics
The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) is capacitating women across the country to contest in the forthcoming general elections under the programme Women Rise in Politics, with support from United Nations Women.  Under the programme, the commission is...
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice (International IDEA)
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Paraguay: Political training school for women leaders earns award by the global network on electoral justice
The women’s training programme, led by the national Electoral Management Body in cooperation with International IDEA, earned an Honorable Mention in the Gender Equality category in the first edition of the Global Network on Electoral Justice Awards...
Zawadi Amour Nassor. Photo: UN Women
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Partnership with women’s caucus strengthens the voices of women legislators in Zanzibar
Just a few years before she was elected as a Member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives (ZHoR), Zawadi Amour Nassor didn’t have political aspirations, but life had bigger plans for her. Today, she represents the Konde constituency of Northern...
Sudanese women discussing alliance building during the seminar, June 2022. Photo:  UN Women Sudan
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
UN Women Sudan supports young women’s participation in the political process
Through roundtable discussions, capacity-building workshops, and seminars targeting women from across Sudan, UN Women Sudan empowers young women to learn skills in alliance-building and participation in political processes. The October 25th coup in...
Musical act during the graduation of YWDA, Khartoum, Sudan-09-08-2022. Image credit: International IDEA
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Graduation of Sudan's young women democracy academy (YWDA)
International IDEA Sudan’s programme celebrated the graduation of the first batch from the Young Women Democracy Academy (YWDA) on 9 August 2022. The event took place in the International IDEA office, and it was attended by the Swedish Ambassador to...

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