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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
A Primer for Parliamentary Action: Gender-Sensitive Responses to COVID-19
This Primer highlights practical ways Members of Parliament (MPs) and parliamentary staff can take action to ensure COVID-19 response and recovery decision-making address women’s needs. It is informed by the differential impacts of the disease on...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Women, disabled and older MPs face ‘discrimination’ when Commons returns
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. MPs “disenfranchised” by the government’s order to return to parliament would be able to sue on grounds of sex, age and...
Monday, June 08, 2020
Imprisoned parliamentarians worldwide at risk from coronavirus
The Inter-Parliamentary Union condemns the imprisonment of 43 Members of Parliament around the world, saying they lack legal recourse to attain justice. The IPU is focusing especially on MPs detained in overcrowded, cramped cells in Venezuela, Ivory...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way
One of Africa’s youngest cabinet members to date is experiencing a baptism of fire. Emma Theofelus, 23, was appointed Namibia’s information, communication and technology deputy minister a week after coronavirus hit Namibian shores. “I have literally...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Female parliamentarians still face a motherhood penalty, but the evidence globally suggests it can be ended
Why do we still rarely see mothers, especially those with young children, represented in parliament? The rarity of scenes like the one above of women successfully balancing motherhood with a career in politics underscores an observable fact that...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Women are on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic. Social Democrats call for EU action to support them!
The coronavirus pandemic deepens existing inequalities in our societies. It exposes an increasing number of women to gender-based violence. It is putting an additional burden on women who are disproportionally represented in professions where the...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
A gender-equal Ethiopian Parliament can improve the lives of all women
Recent gains by women in the Ethiopian political landscape offer a chance to improve gender equality around the country and put an end to long-standing societal iniquities. Since coming to power in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reorganised the...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Survey finds that gender gaps in political interest reduce after women’s representation doubles in Uruguay
The below findings and graph are from the book Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens, authored by Magda Hinojosa and Miki Caul Kittilson and released in 2020. Surveys of Uruguayan men and women—both...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Women in parliament: 1995–2020 - 25 years in review
This year’s report looks back at 25 years of women in parliament on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing conference and its groundbreaking action plan for gender equality. IPU analysis shows that gender parity is possible. The overall...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
In 2020, world “cannot afford” so few women in power
Press Release Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, USA – 10 March 15:00 CET/10:00 ET Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a sluggish pace according to new data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU‑UN...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Teres Lindberg
Teres Lindberg is a Member of Parliament from Sweden. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2019 Parliamentary Elections in Moldova - Gender perspective
The infographics are produced by the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova, with the support of “Enhancing democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections” Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Pursuing equality in rights and representation – Women’s experiences running for parliament in Lebanon’s 2018 elections
In late 2018 and early 2019 UN Women interviewed 87 per cent of the women who ran for Parliamentary election (75 of the 86 women; of the 113 women who registered to run, 86 made it on to candidate lists). This report summarizes their stories and...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
HeForShe Action Kit for Parliaments
This Action Kit has been developed to guide the overall implementation of the HeForShe solidarity movement. It provides general information about the campaign, simple-to-follow implementation steps and a list of accessible campaign tools and...
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Regional seminar on the SDGs for Asia-Pacific Parliaments
The National Assembly of Pakistan and the IPU are jointly organizing a regional seminar for the Asia-Pacific region’s parliaments entitled Development for all: Parliament’s road map on the Sustainable Development Goals. This event is the third in a...
Friday, January 31, 2020
2020 Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the UN
Education as a key to peace and sustainable development: Toward the implementation of SDG 4. Education has long been recognized as a necessary precondition for sustainable development in all its dimensions – economic, social and environmental....
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
IPU publishes new guidelines to eliminate sexism and harassment in parliament
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the IPU has published a comprehensive set of guidelines to combat sexual harassment and violence against women in parliament. The guidelines offer advice and...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Gender-Sensitive Parliaments
The Report on Gender-Sensitive Parliaments is the result of a two-year research project. It follows up on a previous IPU publication, Equality in Politics: A Survey of Women and Men in Parliaments (2008). That Survey had found that women were...

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