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Financing for Gender Equality
Monday, April 10, 2017
Book on Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women’s Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting
This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the...
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Price of Power: Power Seeking and Backlash Against Female Politicians
In an effort to address the persistent gender gap at the highest levels of political office, this study investigates one of the stereotype-based social costs that women face as political candidates. Because power and power-seeking are central to the...
Friday, March 24, 2017
Book: Women's Activism in Africa, Struggles for Rights and Representation
This book is an overview of women’s activism and political struggles in contemporary Africa, and the ways in which the continent's women are shaping the struggle for women’s rights internationally. Throughout Africa, growing numbers of women are...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
Quotas aren't anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Timothy Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and iKNOW Politics Expert Johanna Rickne in their paper. The abstract is provided below. Abstract...
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Empowering Women in Politics on a Global Scale
iKNOW Politics expert Farida Jalalzai submitted the following article to be published on International Women’s Day 2017. Few social changes have been as dramatic and rapid as women’s increased political representation worldwide. Simultaneously,...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A Seat at the Table: The Fight for Gender Parity in Kenya and Somalia
For women across the world, electoral politics can be a hostile and violent place. Women who stand for office can expect casual sexism and discrimination, ranging from snide remarks about their appearance to being propositioned by their male...
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Votes for Women: Electoral Systems and Support for Female Candidates
It is a well-established finding that proportional representation (PR) is associated with greater female legislative representation than single member majoritarian systems However, the degree to which different types of PR rules affect voting for...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
All-Women Shortlists: Myths and Realities
Gender quotas have emerged globally as a key solution for improving women's political representation. Yet in Britain—where they take the form of all-women shortlists (AWS)—they remain contentious, both within and outside political parties. In this...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Book: Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa
Unexpected and transformative revolutions broke off in North Africa and quickly spread to the Middle East and the rest of the world in 2010 and 2011. Spontaneous, leaderless, youth-driven, and backed by social media, these revolutions called for...
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Joint Biennial Meeting of UN IANWGE and GENDERNET. Key Messages and Summary Record
Summary record of the Joint Biennial Meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) and the OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A game...
Monday, June 06, 2016
A Tale of Two Sexes
This year, for the first time ever, two of the largest neuroscience societies are led by a female scientist: the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), with nearly 42,000 members, and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), which...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The ‘Joyce Banda Effect’: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in Malawi
In the 2014 elections in Malawi, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency, and the number of women MPs was reduced from 43 to 33. This decline in women representation came despite opinion polls showing strong support for women’...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
American Political Science Review Paper on Gender Quotas and Women's Political Leadership
Abstract: Though more than 100 countries have adopted gender quotas, the effects of these reforms on women's political leadership are largely unknown. We exploit a natural experiment—a 50–50 quota imposed by the national board of the Swedish Social...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Factsheet on Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa Region
This factsheet, produced by Oxfam, gives a brief overview of the status of women in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the themes of violence against women and girls in conflict and women’s political participation and leadership. It...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Arab Women and Political Development
The Arab region ranks the lowest in the world in terms of women‘s participation in parliaments. Recognizing the power of the challenges facing women in politics, this paper examines the political participation of women in the Arab countries and...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Gender Budgeting - An Equality Policy Strategy
Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting are fixtures of the debates and documents of the international women’s movement. Politically active women all over the world have developed gender mainstreaming as a strategy to enable them to emerge from...
Friday, January 15, 2016
In Indian Towns Where Women Are Elected, Life Improves for Girls
Written by Miriam Kelberg and originally published here on December 11, 2015.  It’s no secret that throughout the world, women have been historically underrepresented in politics. Even today, there are 37 countries where women hold less than 10...
Friday, January 15, 2016
Where are the women? How the UN is falling short on gender and conflict
Written by Louise Bosetti and Hannah Cooper. This article was originally published on November 17, 2016 by the United Nations University's Centre for Policy Research here.   2015 is a ‘year of action’ at the UN in several regards. This summer...

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