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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Ignoring online abuse of women MPs has dire consequences
Women MPs are exposed to daily online harassment, and social media platforms provide unlimited scope for anonymous, hostile and aggressive behaviour to be targeted at them. As the unprecedented cyber abuse of female MPs is known to be detrimental to...
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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Uganda: 'People find us easy targets': Women politicians face a torrent of online abuse but say they won't stop their work
Doreen Nyanjura is a modern politician. She announced on Twitter that she would be standing in Uganda's 2026 presidential election; has a name for her supporters -- the Nyanjuraholics -- and has characterized her platform with a catchy hashtag: #...
International IDEA
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Summit for Democracy Cohort on Gender Equality as a Prerequisite for Democracy
During the Summit for Democracy Year of Action, the S4D cohort on Gender Equality as a Prerequisite for Democracy identified recommendations for strengthening democracy by promoting gender equality, Statement and Roadmap of recommendations. The co-...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Ghana: Governance expert says monetisation of politics impeding women’s participation
The monetisation of politics in Africa is impeding the effective participation of women in political and electoral processes, Ayisha Osori, a democracy and governance expert, has said. Madam Osori, who is the Director of Open Society Foundations, a...
International IDEA
Monday, May 08, 2023
Unpacking Democracy: Why Gender Equality Matters
This event contributes and sustains the efforts to sustain gender equality on the global agenda for democracy.  Join us for a panel discussion with the Summit for Democracy’s Gender Equality Cohort. The Gender Cohort will provide insights into the...
Mika Inomata (center), a municipal assembly member of Ebetsu, Hokkaido, speaks with supporters at her office. | BLOOMBERG
Thursday, May 04, 2023
A small Japanese town sets new precedent for women in politics
A handful of small cities in Japan have managed to do what the rest of the country hasn’t: Elect women. Among the country’s city councils and assemblies, men held more than 80% of the total seats as of 2021. But in Ebetsu, a small city in northern...
Jacinda Ardern, Sanna Marin and Nicola Sturgeon have all left high office in 2023. Composite: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock/ Hagen Hopkins/ Getty Images/Kimmo Brandt/ EPA
Thursday, April 20, 2023
After Ardern, Marin and Sturgeon, is female representation in politics going backwards?
The growth in the number of female leaders has plateaued around the world, while representation in national parliaments remains static On a recent speaking tour in Australia, Barack Obama offered up his idea on how to turn the tide on more than a...
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
INTER PARES Partnership with Niger - Exchange with Women’s Caucuses and Women Deputies
As part of the INTER PARES Partnership with the National Assembly of Niger, a hybrid peer-to-peer exchange on the role and responsibilities of Women’s Caucuses and Women Deputies took place on 19 October 2022.
Group picture for Raedat members and International IDEA after the conclusion of the workshop in Tunis, Tunisia. Photo: International IDEA
Thursday, March 30, 2023
International IDEA in Tunis and Raedat on the front lines for gender equality in Arab parliaments
Despite the legal reforms that have been taken by various Arab countries following their ratification of various international agreements guaranteeing women's civil and political rights, women have not been able to achieve equal representation in...
Réseau des Femmes Parlementaires du Niger meeting with women's caucuses and parliamentary gender equality bodies from around the world
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Learning from each other: creating more gender-sensitive parliaments to strengthen democracies
No parliament in the world is fully gender-sensitive. Women and gender-diverse people are relatively recent arrivals into political life, so many parliamentary institutions have developed without respect for their needs and experiences. This has led...
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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Breaking barriers as a woman in electoral management: “the price I paid for my leadership”
As revealed by International IDEA's recent research, in many countries worldwide, women who serve as electoral officials face numerous challenges in the online space that threaten their mental well-being and physical and online safety. From...
IPU Parliament of Zimbabwe
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Zimbabwe launches Youth Caucus and new handbook
The Parliament of Zimbabwe has recently launched two initiatives to engage more youth and women in parliament. A new voluntary Youth Caucus has been set up to spearhead the inclusion of youth-related issues in the legislative process. The goal is to...
IPU Cynthia López Castro and  Dan Carden
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
IPU elects new Presidents of young MPs and women MPs
At the 146th IPU Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, IPU Members voted in new Presidents of the Bureau of Women Parliamentarians and the Board of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians. Both Presidents were elected for two-year terms. They will also serve as...
Inter-parliamentary Union
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
New IPU report shows that women MPs have never been so diverse
According to the latest IPU report, Women in Parliament 2022, women’s participation in parliament has never been as diverse and representative as it is in many countries today. And for the first time in history, not a single functioning parliament...
iKNOW Politics
Monday, March 27, 2023
The Prelaunch event of International IDEA’s Inclusion Portal at CSW67
International IDEA hosted a CSW67 side-event to prelaunch the Inclusion Portal on 13 March 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Inclusion Portal will be an online one-stop repository and hub of global information that solely...
iKNOW Politics
Monday, March 27, 2023
CSW 67 side-event: Achieving equality in decision-making by 2030: What will it take?
The Inter-parliamentary Union hosted this CSW 67 side-event on 8 March 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The session informed the new General Recommendation of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women...
International IDEA
Friday, March 24, 2023
Promoting Equitable Gender Norms to Foster Democratic Resilience
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the governments of Sweden and Romania, and International IDEA invite you to an event ahead of the second Summit for Democracy on Promoting Equitable Gender Norms to Foster Democratic Resilience...
International IDEA
Thursday, March 09, 2023
#IWD2023: Democracy is incomplete without gender equality and equity
International IDEA's Senior Advisor for Democracy and Inclusion, Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu, shares a message for International Women’s Day 2023. "Why embracing equality for equity? Because this entails that all democratic processes should be a...