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Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 General Election - International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 general election
Some of the countries in the Melanesian region has a low percentage of women in the Parliament when compared to the global average. There are countries which do not have any women in the parliament after the latest elections. While #Fiji is among...
Italian President Giovanni Leone and Vittoria Leone Walk with President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford through Quirinale Palace in Rome. Photo: The U.S. National Archives, Public Domain.
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Italy’s gender equality conundrum
Italy’s new President, once again, is not a woman. But the problem is not just cultural. Two weeks ago, Sergio Mattarella was sworn in as the Italian President of the Republic. He accepted his second seven-year term after six days and seven...
Solutions Summit
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
RepresentWomen's 2022 Solutions Summit
RepresentWomen's inaugural Solutions Summit brings together experts and leaders in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform who are working on innovative solutions that upgrade and strengthen our democracy. Women experts will...
USA: New LGBTQ Gallup data reveals enormous gaps in political representation - Victory Institute
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
USA: New LGBTQ Gallup data reveals enormous gaps in political representation
New Gallup polling data shows 7.1 percent of the U.S. population identifies as LGBTQ – up from 5.6 percent in 2020. The new data, released yesterday, further reveals the enormous gap in LGBTQ elected representation in the U.S., where just 0.2...
Monday, February 28, 2022
‘The bench is loaded’: A record number of Latinas are running for US governor
At least a thousand men have been governor of a U.S. state; just 45 women have, and only two of them Latinas. This year, their presence on primary ballots is making a difference. When Annette Taddeo ran for an open Florida Senate seat in 2017, the...
Chief guest, panellists and participants of the forum. IDEA
Monday, February 28, 2022
Fiji's national forum on women in politics
International IDEA, together with our funding partners and civil society organizations (CSOs), have been convening an annual National Forum on Women in Politics (NFWP) in Fiji since 2018. In advance of Fiji’s 2022 General Elections, the 2021 NFWP...
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics - Front Page Africa
Friday, February 25, 2022
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics
The National Elections Commission (NEC) and political parties executives have signed the violence against women in elections and politics, the (VAWIE/P) Protocol. The signing of the VAWIE/P Protocol, commits political parties to fully implement, and...
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is pictured next to Jumbo on Feb. 8. Cora Hartmann / The Tufts Daily - Circule
Friday, February 25, 2022
Young women of color continue to lead civic and political engagement
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism. In recent years, as youth have increased their civic and political participation both in...
Side-event to CSW65: Role of EMBs in promoting women's political participation
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Side-event to CSW65: Role of EMBs in promoting women's political participation
This webinar, co-organized by UNDP and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, aimed at raising awareness on the status of women’s political participation and showcasing the efforts...
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (seated centre) with other female politicians from different political parties speak to journalists at a Nairobi hotel in 2019.  Credits: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Kenya: How political parties have treated women leaders
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inaction on former Chief Justice David Maraga’s September 2020 recommendation to dissolve Parliament for failure to enact gender parity laws is the latest bump in the long road to equality for Kenyan women in political...
Promoting women's political participation: from quotas to parity - UNW
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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...
Costa Rica: why is the women vote decisive for these elections? - Crédits: Q Costa Rica
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Costa Rica: Why is the women vote decisive for these elections?
According to CIEP data, by the end of January, most of the undecided lived in the central valley and were women. It has been 73 years since Costa Rica allowed women to vote, and now, the female vote, especially that of the Greater Metropolitan Area...
Alice Coffin (à gauche), conseillère écologiste de Paris et Sylvia Casalino (à droite), ingénieure en aérospatiale, lors d'une manifestation #MeToo Politique, le 25 novembre à Paris. (Cha Gonzalez/Libération)
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
France: An observatory of sexist and sexual violence in politics
The presidential campaign in sight. To fight against physical and psychological violence against women, the feminists behind the #MeTooPolitique movement announced on Monday February 21 the launch of an observatory on gender-based and sexual...
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...
Friday, February 18, 2022
Equality in democracy
Högskolan Väst celebrates International Women's Day and as part of this, the Centrum för Hållbarhet (CFH) invites you to a lecture with Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, Senior Advisor in Democracy and Inclusion at International IDEA, on 8 March  2022...
Running for office is still for men—some data on the “Ambition Gap” - Brookings
Friday, February 18, 2022
Running for office is still for men—some data on the Ambition Gap
As the 2022 midterm election season gets underway, speculation is already mounting that it’s going to be another banner year for female candidates. Early reports suggest that Black women and Republican women are especially poised to make historic...
Aisuluu Mamashova. Central Asia Needs to Promote Women Politicians  Image source: akipress.com / Modern Diplomacy
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Central Asia needs to promote women politicians
By Mirgul Kuhns Hidden from the world’s attention, with its five “stans” and 79 million people, Central Asia has been a region of democratic growth after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The last three decades Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,...
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Photo/TWITTER/INECNIGERIA - The Guardian
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
In Nigeria, INEC, CSO collaborate to increase women, youths participation in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says it is collaborating with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre(PLAC), a Civil Society Organisation(CSO) towards increasing women and youths participation in politics. Prof. Sam Egwu, the INEC...

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