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Nicola Sturgeon: Gender balance in Scotland may reverse as women avoid toxic politics - The National
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon: Gender balance in Scotland may reverse as women avoid toxic politics
Nicola Sturgeon said she fears the forthcoming council elections will see equal representation go “backwards” as women are reluctant to enter the “toxic” world of politics. Speaking at an event ahead of International Women’s Day, the First Minister...
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...
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on International Women's Day
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate women and girls everywhere. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate women and girls everywhere. We celebrate their contributions to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Their ideas, innovations and activism...
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...
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook . International IDEA & Memo
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook
The number of women in parliament is consistently low throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Many factors contribute to this situation, but studies suggest that one major factor relates to the way that women are treated on social media. This report...
Few women at the top of electoral management bodies worldwide - International IDEA
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Few women at the top of electoral management bodies worldwide
Electoral management bodies (EMBs) are responsible for ensuring a level playing field for political representation and meaningful participation across the entire electoral cycle. Yet, International IDEA data shows that only 22% of EMBs themselves...
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...
UNDP logo
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Statement on International Women’s Day
By Ashim Steiner The world wants an end to the tremendous human suffering in Ukraine, with millions of Ukrainians displaced by the conflict. The situation jeopardizes the safety of all Ukrainians and, as with other conflicts in other parts of the...
Escuela de Formación Política para Mujeres Líderes en sesión. 
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Paraguay: Political training for women helps reduce the representation gap
In a region that has seen the greatest progress in political gender equality in the last two decades, Paraguay stands out, but for the wrong reasons: it has the third-lowest percentage of women in parliament in the Americas, with 17.5%, roughly half...
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...
From left to the right: David Fardo (Youth parliament - PJ); Sheila Manjate (Women Forum - FM); Osman Cossing (Institute for Multiparty Democracy - IMD); António Nhantumbo (Mozambican Association of PwD - ADEMO); Roda Mondlane (Friedrich-Erbert-Stiftung )
Monday, March 07, 2022
The contribution of women to and gender issues in the 2021/2022 electoral reform process in Mozambique
After a quarter of a century of democratic experience that followed another 25 years of a revolutionary process that put women’s emancipation at the centre of the revolutionary discourse, women in Mozambique still face social, economic and political...
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...
Myanmar’s first post-coup People’s Assembly decides on 30 per cent women’s quota  Image credit: The Myanmar Photo Project Collective 
Monday, March 07, 2022
Myanmar’s first post-coup People’s Assembly decides on 30 per cent women’s quota
Women make up over half of Myanmar’s population, yet significant obstacles remain for women to be able to participate in political processes and to achieve equal representation in Myanmar’s state institutions. Before the military coup on 1 February...
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...
Political violence against women: A case from the Central African Republic - MINUSCA
Monday, March 07, 2022
Political violence against women: A case from the Central African Republic
Sitting at her desk with the Central African flag behind her, Beatrice Epaye’s sustained gaze hints at courage and determination. And she has both in quantities. While running for a parliamentary seat in the December 2020 election, she recalls the...
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...
UNW Africa
Monday, March 07, 2022
2022 International Women’s Day celebrations: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, a young people’s perspective
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation,...

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