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Intractable barriers to women’s election in Tonga - Australian National University
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Intractable barriers to women’s election in Tonga
In this In brief, the authors consider lessons learned in the aftermath of women candidates’ defeat in the 18 November 2021 general election. They identify five intractable barriers to women’s election in Tonga: voters’ expectations of reciprocity...
Gender-sensitive scrutiny: A guide to more effective law-making and oversight
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Gender-sensitive scrutiny: A guide to more effective law-making and oversight
Parliaments have a key role in ensuring not only that everyone is properly represented in decision-making, but also that legislation and government actions take account of the needs and experiences of women and men on an equal basis. However, the...
South Korea’s poisonous gender politics a test for next president - The Guardian
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
South Korea’s poisonous gender politics a test for next president
As election campaign enters final stages, the two leading candidates have been accused of pandering to sexism to win the votes of aggrieved young men. The identity of South Korea’s next leader will be determined this week by the economy, housing...
Gender equality and the Summit for Democracy - IDEA
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Gender equality and the Summit for Democracy
Political gender equality is a central pillar of democracy, as all people, independently of gender, should have an equal say in political representation and decision-making. In practice, democracies are generally better at guaranteeing gender...
No Democracy without Gender Equality? - Idea
Monday, March 07, 2022
No democracy without gender equality?
To celebrate the International Women’s day, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland invites you to join the discussion “No Democracy without Gender Equality?” Gender equality is one of the fundamental elements of democracy, and democracy support...
Enhancing Women's Political Participation in Africa- IDEA
Monday, March 07, 2022
Enhancing women's political participation in Africa
Enhancing Women's Political Participation in Africa (Women in Political Participation (WPP) is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, it aims to...
Mexico made history by reaching gender parity in parliament for the first time in 2021. © Eyepix/NurPhoto via AFP
Monday, March 07, 2022
Women in parliament in 2021: The year in review
The world walked into 2021 with the shadow of COVID-19 looming large over its head. As well as posing a major health risk, the pandemic had also caused economic and social upheaval. Political life had been affected too, from the challenge of holding...
IWD IDEA
Monday, March 07, 2022
Gender quotas: One of the key mechanisms to address the overrepresentation of men in positions of political leadership
By Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu In most societies across all parts of the world, gender inequalities and discrimination against women remain deeply entrenched as societies are characterised by systems, processes and practices marked by gender based...
Activists march to a “No More Excuses: Voting Rights Now!” rally in Lafayette Square in in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5, 2021. The rally called on the Biden administration “to take immediate action for voting rights.” (Alex Wong / Getty Images)
Thursday, March 03, 2022
USA: Our democracy has problems, women have solutions
These are trying times, no doubt. We have heard multiple well-informed people talk about plans to become self-reliant homesteaders because of “how things are going” in our country. Others have even casually mentioned that they have an escape plan...
House of Representatives' (DPR's) Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Board Member Dyah Esti conveyed the importance of gender of equality. ANTARA/Dyah Roro Esti Documentation/FR
Thursday, March 03, 2022
Indonesia: Women's political representation and gender-friendly policies
Women's political representation is not only meaningful in terms of fulfilling the quota of 30 percent within the parliament, but also it affects substantive matters such as gender-friendly policies. The importance of women representation in...
A woman leads singing during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. The group demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. (Monique Jaques / Corbis via Getty Images
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Rising in the rankings, Arab women dream of gender equality
Throughout history, Arab women have suffered greatly under foreign occupation, believing that one day their countries would be free and Women would have political freedom. However, their hopes were quickly dashed as they were forced to live under...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #Breakthebias towards women in political decision...
Constitution review in Nigeria: Committee presents 68 alterations as women protest exclusion from politics - Daily Post
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Constitution review in Nigeria: Committee presents 68 alterations as women protest exclusion from politics
The House of Representatives special committee on review of the 1999 Constitution has presented the first batch of its report.  The Committee, chaired by Deputy Speaker Idris Wase (APC, Plateau), presented the 68 alterations to the green chamber....
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...
CSW66
Monday, February 28, 2022
CSW66 (2022)
The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be...
UN Women
Monday, February 28, 2022
United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2022
The United Nations observance of International Women’s Day will be held virtually on 8 March, 10–11.30am UTC–5. The theme for this year’s observance is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving...
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level - OECD
Friday, February 25, 2022
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level
This report assesses women’s access to justice and women’s political participation in parliament, local councils and civil society organisations in Colombia. It examines existing legal, political and institutional frameworks in order to better...
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...

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