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Preventing violence against women in politics – Benchmarks for political parties (Report cover)
Monday, December 05, 2022
Preventing violence against women in politics – Benchmarks for political parties
Preventing Violence Against Women in Politics – Benchmarks for Political Parties (2022) is a joint paper by democracy organisations working with political parties, which presents interventions for political parties on how to prevent and address any...
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics (Picture: UN Logo)
Friday, December 02, 2022
UN scores Nigeria low on women participation in politics
INEC urges political parties to respect their constitutions The United Nations (UN) has scored Nigeria low in the area of women participation in politics. The UN Women Representative to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (...
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland and Prime Minster ... [+]GETTY IMAGES
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Experts React To Question On Prime Ministers Meeting “Because Of Their Age”
A question asked to New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to justify why she was meeting with Finland’s leader, Sanna Marin sparked debate around the world on Wednesday. The reporter asked, “[is it] just because you're similar in age and,...
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Thursday, December 01, 2022
Between sexual objectification and death threats: Electoral officials all over the world face unprecedented levels of disinformation, aggression and harassment
Recent media reports highlighted the worrying level of online harassment against poll workers around the 2022 United States mid-term elections. Ongoing work by International IDEA confirms that this phenomenon is not limited to the US. Disinformation...
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal (Picture: UN Women)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Towards improved measures of gender inequality: An evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Inequality Index and a proposal
This paper proposes replacing the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Gender Inequality Index with two new gender indexes: the Global Gender Parity Index (GGPI) and the Women’s Empowerment Index (WEI). The proposal builds on a review of...
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others (Picture: Blueprint)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Nigeria: NGO laments inadequate publicity for women politicians, others
The CEO Women Radio, a non-governmental organization, Toun Okewale Sonaiya, has lamented that female politicians and leaders are not given the adequate media coverage as their male counterparts. This was part of the submission at a two-day media...
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in...
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
Monday, November 28, 2022
In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising
'Far too little attention has been paid to either the obstacles women face once they achieve positions of political leadership or the reasons why they leave politics.' Chonticha “Lookkate” Jangrew regularly experiences online abuse, intimidation,...
Rally in Paris, France © SERGE TENANI / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP
Friday, November 25, 2022
Violence against women parliamentarians: Causes, effects, solutions
Women account for just over 26% of parliamentarians worldwide according to the IPU’s latest figures. Despite progress made in recent years, significant obstacles continue to block their path to parity with their male counterparts. One of the biggest...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
Friday, November 25, 2022
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights
“Around the world, we see stigmatization, harassment and outright attacks used to silence and discredit women who are outspoken as leaders, community workers, human rights defenders and politicians,” said Peggy Hicks, Director of the Thematic...
Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash
Friday, November 25, 2022
The blame game: Analyzing gender bias in Danish local elections
Diagnosing women’s under-representation in electoral politics often involves a “blame game,” seeking to identify the primary factor responsible for depressing the share of women among candidates as well as elected officials. The Danish electoral...
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries? (UNDP)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries?
Building on the data in the global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA), this policy brief looks at women's participation in and leadership of environmental protection ministries as well as all ministries tasked officially with...
Women leadership, gender perspective and gender approaches in disarmament action (IPU Logo)
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Women leadership, gender perspective and gender approaches in disarmament action
The Inter-Parliamentary Union, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), the Youth Fusion and the World Future Council (WFC) are co-organizing a webinar on parliamentary action to ensure equal participation in...
Efforts must be made to achieve 30 per cent women participation in political leadership. FILE PIC (News Straits Times)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Malaysia: Women's participation still has long way to go
Women make up almost 49.6 per cent of the world's population. Unfortunately, political representation numbers do not reflect the global percentage of women. Based on the statistics provided by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security (IPU logo)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security
The United Nations Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace, and Security unanimously adopted in December 2015 was the first to recognize the essential role young people play in promoting and maintaining peace and security. Building...
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women (UNW logo)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women
Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. Global emergencies, crises and conflict have further...
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022 (Picture: UN Women)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Moving towards the Gender Equality Index Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022
The Gender Equality Index developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) in 2013, is recognised in the European Union as an important tool for analysing the state of gender equality in a society as well as comparing current trends...

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