Report on "Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women"

Report / White Paper

December 15, 2017

Report on "Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women"


Gender equality and the political empowerment of women are key elements for the consolidation of sustainable democracies worldwide.

Global and regional organizations play an important role in the development of legal and policy frameworks, as well as in the design of effective action plans to better support the advancement of the gender equality agenda at the global, regional and national levels.

This report presents key instruments for promoting gender equality and political empowerment of women that are currently in place at the global and regional levels, highlighting the challenges, opportunities and successes that each organization has encounter in the implementation within their respective regions.

International IDEA, the Community of Democracies and UNDP present this report as an instrument to inform policymakers and relevant actors on what is the current situation of gender equality, what has been done in terms of the political empowerment of women, and what is expected from the global community in order to successfully advance Sustainable Development Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.

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Stephanie Chaban, Luis J. Consuegra, Hannah Elten, Karin Gardes, Olivia Greymond, Olga Martin Gonzalez, Mona Lena Krook, Liri Kopaci-Di Michele, Hien Thi Nguyen, Nika Saeedi, Safi Trabelsi, Catherine Woolard
International IDEA, Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies, United Nations Development Programme
Publication year: 
December 2017
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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)