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International IDEA
Monday, October 11, 2021
Gender assessment of political parties' internal regulations in Sudan
Political parties are considered gatekeepers for women’s access to political positions, as they play an important role in institutionalizing women’s inclusion in politics. Ensuring that political parties in Sudan play an active role in the...
REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
Monday, October 11, 2021
Two transgender women win seats in German parliament
BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday's national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which...
The new Bundestag is larger than ever, but the number of female parliamentarians is disappointingly low
Monday, October 11, 2021
The Bundestag could use more women
Just over one-third of the members in Germany's newly elected parliament are women. That's troubling — and not at all representative of our society, DW's Melina Grundmann writes. A chart showing the proportion of women in each party in Germany's new...
Elected To Lead
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
Lawmaker Sanae Takaichi speaks at a news conference to announce her running in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership race to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo on Sept. 8. | REUTERS
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Japan takes step toward first female leader as two women run
Two women are in contention to become prime minister of Japan for the first time in its history — a potential turning point for a country that ranks below Saudi Arabia in terms of female political representation. Victory for either Seiko Noda and...
Candidates for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election pose with slogans written in kanji prior to a debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Saturday. | POOL / VIA REUTERS
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Japan: Women make headlines in LDP race, but true empowerment a long way off
Two women have entered the race for the leadership of Japan’s ruling party for the first time in its 66-year history, putting in the spotlight both the strides taken and the hurdles that still face female politicians in a country that lags far...
 Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security - Georgetown University
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Representation: Lessons from Morocco
In 2011, the Arab Spring precipitated fervent calls for democratic reforms, leading the Moroccan government to enact gender quotas that reserved seats for women in Parliament as well as regional, district, and communal councils. As a result of these...
The swearing in on the 24th (Photo: Anetone Sagaga)
Monday, July 26, 2021
Court declares F.A.S.T. Government; impasse over
The Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party is the new Government of Samoa's bringing an end to three months of a national political stalemate. The court, the highest in the country, found that a...
Toshihiro Nikai (C), secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks at a meeting with female lawmakers of the party on March 15, 2021, at the party headquarters in Tokyo. (Kyodo)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Japanese parties vie to boost number of female lawmakers ahead of polls
TOKYO – Japanese political parties are competing with each other to promote female candidates ahead of a lower house election that must be held by this fall, but some worry that, like similar efforts before, the initiative may be more sloganeering...
Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City, the day after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 2019. (Wikimedia Commons)
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
“Parity in everything”: What Mexico can teach us about women’s representation
Mexico is the first country in the world to implement gender parity so thoroughly and effectively. The journey has not been easy—and is far from over. In 2018, women won half the seats in Mexico’s Congress. They then championed a groundbreaking...
International IDEA
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Reforming Political Finance for More Diversity in Political Office
Systemic and legal barriers to equal political participation persist at all levels and take different forms, including unfavourable electoral systems, lack of support from political parties, socio-economic, and cultural. Women, people with...
Samoa election workers tally votes. Opposition leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa could become the island's first female leader with her new party tied with the prime minister's and a lone independent holding the balance of power Handout Samoa Electoral Commissio
Monday, April 19, 2021
Samoa election result hailed as victory for women
Wellington (AFP) – Samoa’s cliff-hanger general election is a victory for under-represented women in Pacific island politics, regardless of the final outcome, opposition leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa said Monday. Her FAST party is on the cusp of a...
The last cabinet of the last Dutch government, pictured here in 2017. -Copyright Credit:AP
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Dutch election: Is online sexism holding women back from becoming MPs?
With female participation in this week’s election in the Netherlands breaking records, one campaign group can be excused for feeling optimistic. Stem op een Vrouw(Vote for A Women) was set up in 2017 to achieve parity in the Dutch parliament and...
PACE
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Enhancing participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision-making
Although significant progress has been made with regard to the participation of women in political and public decision-making in Europe, such progress is too slow and uneven. In addition, there is still a lack of participation and representation in...
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Democracy IDEAs podcast: How do we get more women in politics?
Across the world, women face challenges to participate in politics, from confronting hate speech to internal party obstacles and lack of subsidized maternity leave. What are the best ways to increase women’s participation in elections and within...
Demo Finland
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Policy brief: Strengthening Women’s Political Participation
Strengthening Women’s Political Participation (2021) provides an overview of the political participation of women and reasons for their underrepresentation in politics. It includes recommendations for donors, national governments and political...
Ms Patience Phiri
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Political parties and the elusive 50/50 gender parity
Nduduzo Tshuma, Political Editor Political parties in Zimbabwe, the Sadc region and the continent have clauses on the need for a 50/50 gender balance but that has largely remained elusive as there is less women representation in all levels of their...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Katarzyna Lubnauer
Katarzyna Lubnauer is a Member of Parliament from Poland. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.

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