Partner Updates

March 7, 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 discriminatory mindsets. Changing the narrative...
UNW Africa
March 7, 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, mitigation, and response, building a more sustainable...
A woman leads singing during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. The group demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. (Monique Jaques / Corbis via Getty Images
March 2, 2022
Rising in the rankings, Arab women dream of gender equality
Throughout history, Arab women have suffered greatly under foreign occupation, believing that one day their countries would be free and Women would have political freedom. However, their hopes were quickly dashed as they were forced to live under patriarchal oppression. Even when the Arab States...
Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 General Election - International IDEA
March 1, 2022
Hope for women in Fiji's 2022/2023 general election
Some of the countries in the Melanesian region has a low percentage of women in the Parliament when compared to the global average. There are countries which do not have any women in the parliament after the latest elections. While #Fiji is among the better ones, this trend shows that there is a...
International IDEA
March 1, 2022
Situation analysis on women's political participation in Africa
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women in Political Participation (WPP) project invites you to the webinar Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa: #Breakthebias towards women in political decision making. The webinar will discuss the situation of women...
Chief guest, panellists and participants of the forum. IDEA
February 28, 2022
Fiji's national forum on women in politics
International IDEA, together with our funding partners and civil society organizations (CSOs), have been convening an annual National Forum on Women in Politics (NFWP) in Fiji since 2018. In advance of Fiji’s 2022 General Elections, the 2021 NFWP focused on addressing the obstacles that women...
February 28, 2022
CSW66 (2022)
The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual. Representatives of Member States, UN...
UN Women
February 28, 2022
United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2022
The United Nations observance of International Women’s Day will be held virtually on 8 March, 10–11.30am UTC–5. The theme for this year’s observance is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. The year 2022 is pivotal for achieving gender equality in the context of climate change, and...
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics - Front Page Africa
February 25, 2022
Liberia: National Elections Commission, political parties sign protocol to protect women in politics
The National Elections Commission (NEC) and political parties executives have signed the violence against women in elections and politics, the (VAWIE/P) Protocol. The signing of the VAWIE/P Protocol, commits political parties to fully implement, and popularized the Protocol throughout the country....