Partner Updates

March 8, 2013
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013: Women as agents of change
International IDEA joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2013 with the theme: “Women as Agents of Change”. Despite progress over the years where women perform visible and instrumental roles in certain contexts and stages of political transformation, there is still...
March 8, 2013
Women in the driver’s seat of democratic politics
Gender equality in politics is not about the system allowing women in. It is not about politics giving something to women. It is about women actively taking their rightful place as equals with men in political decision-making. It is about women being agents of change.   (We invite our users to read...
March 8, 2013
Increased Women’s Political Participation Still Dependent on Quotas, 2012 Elections Show
Releasing its annual analysis on the statistics on women MPs ahead of International Women’s Day (8th March), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) found 2012 represented a year of higher than usual level of progress on women’s political participation. The global average of women in parliaments by the...
March 8, 2013
8 MARCH 2013   On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world free of violence against women and girls, a world in which women and girls do not fear being attacked in their homes or communities, and one where would-be perpetrators know they will be held accountable for their crimes.   The...
March 8, 2013
Partnerships to address violence against women: Parliamentary caucuses as a platform
The annual parliamentary event on the occasion of the 57th session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that was held in New York on 5 March 2013. The event, hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women),...
March 7, 2013
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based organizations that create greater roles for women in civic and political life. (We invite our readers to read...
March 6, 2013
Regional organizations and women’s political participation
International organizations and regional organizations in particular, play an active role in contributing to enhance women’s political participation. (News Item -
March 6, 2013
Latin America: Statistics are encouraging, but parity is still out of reach
There was good news at the end of 2012 for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who ended her second year in office with a 62 per cent approval rating. (News Item -
March 6, 2013
Supporting women in the democratic transition process in Libya
International IDEA has received numerous requests from Libyan civil society organizations, the National Transitional Council (NTC), the interim government and other official bodies to support the transition to democracy. (News Item -