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Image: UNDP/Aisha Jemila Daniels.
Friday, May 20, 2022
#PanWomanity as the new #PanAfricanism: What can data tell us?
The inclusivity of women in politics and decision-making is steadily rising across Africa. This could be the last frontier for sustainable development in Africa. Africa has enormous potential to grow if it can take advantage of the untapped power...
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
As the world commemorates the 2022 International Women's Day, the plummeting of women's representation in elective office in Africa is alarming. According to the first Women's Political Participation (WPP) Africa Barometer 2021, women constitute 24...
Enhancing Women's Political Participation in Africa - International IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Enhancing women's political participation in Africa
Enhancing Women's Political Participation in Africa is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, it aims to advance gender equality in politics and...
Situation Analysis on Women's Political Participation in Africa - IDEA
Thursday, March 10, 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...
Enhancing Women's Political Participation in Africa- IDEA
Monday, March 07, 2022
Enhancing women's political participation in Africa
Enhancing Women's Political Participation in Africa (Women in Political Participation (WPP) is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, it aims to...
UNW Africa
Monday, March 07, 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,...
International IDEA
Tuesday, March 01, 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...
Priorities for advancing women’s equal political leadership in the coming year - Brookings
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Africa: Priorities for advancing women’s equal political leadership in the coming year
By Chiedo Nwankwor Women’s equal participation in government is central to democracy and achieving sustainable development and egalitarian societies. While the struggle to redress the marginalization of women in leadership positions show a measure...
Promoting women's political participation: from quotas to parity - UNW
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Promoting women's political participation: From quotas to parity
This guide is designed to increase the understanding of the legal obligations of countries in the West and Central Africa (WCA) region to achieve gender equality in decision-making. It focuses on strengthening efforts to improve the legal framework...
Benin opposition leader Reckya Madougou sentenced to 20 years in prison. Photo: Yanick Folly, AFP
Thursday, December 23, 2021
It’s time for Africa to stop the culture of brutalizing women in politics with unfair and long jail terms
African politics has done well when it comes to mainstreaming women into the social process of political socialization. It is so encouraging that the world can now see women in top positions of politics around Africa; Dr. Samia Suluhu, the current...
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Dialogue forum on young women’s participation in politics & decision-making in African Union member states: from policy to action
UN Women will convene a continental multi-stakeholder policy dialogue platform on 30 November 2021 on the state of young women’s participation in politics and decision-making processes in Africa, promising practices, challenges and opportunities....
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art (Annick Kamgang/IPU)
Monday, November 29, 2021
Shining a light on sexism against women in African parliaments through art
In light of the significance of the recent report, Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa, the IPU commissioned a talented artist to help visually portray the extent of this scourge in legislatures across the...
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments in Africa
The present regional study, the second in the series, focuses on parliaments in Africa and was carried out in partnership with the African Parliamentary Union (APU). It is based on confidential interviews conducted with 224 women parliamentarians...
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report (IPU)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Widespread sexism and violence against women in African parliaments according to new IPU report
A new study by the IPU and the African Parliamentary Union (APU) shows that sexism, harassment and violence against women are ubiquitous in parliaments across Africa. This is the second in a series of IPU regional studies, following a 2018 report on...
Pemmy Majodina. Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images
Friday, June 11, 2021
Pan-African Parliament drama: Majodina accepts apology after Senegal rep 'cries and apologises'
ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina has confirmed that she accepted an apology from a fellow member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Djibril War, the Senegal representative. War is alleged to have assaulted her during Monday's clashes in the...
International IDEA
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
CSW65 Side Event: Women’s Political Participation in Africa
International IDEA will be hosting a CSW65 side event under the ambit of the CSW gathering entitled Women’s Political Participation in Africa: Old Barriers, New Frontiers. This global event will mark the launch of the inaugural Women's Political...
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Why we must fight to secure places for more women and young people in politics
The Kenyan political system is in crisis. The country’s chief justice, David Maraga, has written to President Uhuru Kenyatta to advise him to dissolve Parliament — a move that would require fresh elections. Why? Because the overwhelmingly male...
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Women traditional leaders could help make sure the pandemic message is heard
As infections and the death toll for the new coronavirus pandemic mount, African countries have introduced measures to reduce the spread, raise awareness among communities and gain citizens’ compliance. But the potential contribution of traditional...

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