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In Southeast Asia, violence against female political leaders is rising (Picture: Rappler)
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, harassment, and name-calling. As a young political...
Rally in Paris, France © SERGE TENANI / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP
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 obstacles is sexism, harassment and gender-based...
Voices of women and girls essential to fight for human rights (Picture: OHCHR)
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 Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development...
Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash
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 system – in which parties present ordered lists of...
Gender equality in public administration: Where are the women in environmental and climate change ministries? (UNDP)
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 each country's response to climate change. While...
Women leadership, gender perspective and gender approaches in disarmament action (IPU Logo)
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 disarmament initiatives. The UN Secretary-General’s report...
Efforts must be made to achieve 30 per cent women participation in political leadership. FILE PIC (News Straits Times)
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 Empowerment of Women (UN Women), only 27 countries...
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
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 democracies in the world. As the country completes 75...
Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians: Briefing on youth, peace and security (IPU logo)
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 on these resolutions the IPU works with young...

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