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International IDEA
October 26, 2022
Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstruction
The Mission of Canada to the European Union and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance will host a panel discussion Women at the Nexus of Recovery and Reconstructions – Driving Global Political Participation, on the occasion of a visit to Brussels by Ms. Jacqueline O’...
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women (Picture Sara Aliaga)
October 26, 2022
US midterm elections: Why Bolivia's lawmakers are 50% women
Despite historic gains in the past two congressional elections in the US, women hold just 27% of the seats. As Americans prepare to reshape Congress in the midterms, could Bolivia inspire change? Bolivia is one of the few countries in the world where roughly 50% of lawmakers at every level of...
President of Inter-Parliamentary Union, Duarte Pacheco delivers remarks at the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union that is underway in Kigali from October 11 to 15. Village Urugwiro (The New Times)
October 21, 2022
Gender-sensitive parliaments can help end conflicts – IPU president
More women parliamentarians can play a major role in addressing global security conflicts, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) president, Duarte Pacheco, has said. Speaking Monday October 11, at a press conference on the side-lines of the ongoing IPU’s 145th assembly taking place in Kigali, Pacheco...
Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office (UN Women)
October 21, 2022
Women’s political participation, East and Southern Africa regional office
UN Women’s East and Southern Africa programming on Governance, Leadership and Political Participation is focused on providing technical support and capacity building to Member States, civil society and regional organizations, to enable women to fully and equally participate in decision- making and...
How did Rwanda become no.1 for gender equality? IPU
October 21, 2022
How did Rwanda become no.1 for gender equality?
In 2008, the Rwanda Chamber of Deputies was the first elected national parliament where women were the majority. The proportion of MPs who are women is at 61.25% today, way above the current global average of 26.4%. Rwanda has been at the top of the IPU’s monthly ranking of women in national...
FWCC coordinator Shamima Ali speaking atthe flag-raising ceremony in Suva, on Thurs 06 Oct 2022. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU
October 21, 2022
Fiji: “Unshackle the chains”
Italy recently joined Great Britain, Finland and New Zealand after the country elected its first woman prime minister. Globally, women in office have often been the most underrepresented when it comes to politics, and in the Pacific, it is even more so. Statistics from United Nations Women for Asia...
What is a gender-sensitive parliament? (IPU)
October 19, 2022
What is a gender-sensitive parliament?
What are the criteria that make a parliament gender-sensitive? Which parliaments are more gender-sensitive than others? How can your parliament become more gender-sensitive? Answers in this short video. Click here to access the video.
Esperance Nyirasafari (Rwanda), Ivan Flores (Chile)/  IPU
October 18, 2022
IPU Member Parliaments commit to accelerating gender equality
Parliamentarians from around the world have adopted the Kigali Declaration Gender equality and gender-sensitive parliaments as drivers of change for a more resilient and peaceful world at the end of the 145th IPU Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.   The Declaration represents a milestone in progress...
World female parliamentarians vow to empower girls (Xinhua)
October 15, 2022
World female parliamentarians vow to empower girls
KIGALI, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Female Members of Parliament under the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) vowed to prioritize the empowerment of girls in societies. "We have a responsibility to ensure that the empowerment of girls is a top priority and that their basic rights are protected and fulfilled...

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