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Nigerian National Assembly (Picture IPU)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Women’s political empowerment in Nigeria
On 18 July  the IPU Gender Partnership Group and the National Assembly of Nigeria held an online briefing on women’s political empowerment to promote women’s participation in parliament in view of the 2023 Nigerian elections. There were 20...
UNDP Georgia Two MPs from Georgia, Ana Natsvlishvili from the opposition party, Lelo, and Nino Tsilosani from the ruling party, Georgian Dream.
Monday, July 04, 2022
Two sides, one goal: consolidating power for gender equality
In the 2020 elections in Georgia, women increased their share of seats in parliament from 14 to almost 20 percent. This was the highest it had ever been. But it is not enough, say two MPs, Ana Natsvlishvili from the opposition party, Lelo, and Nino...
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights (© The Daily Guardian)
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Philippines: Cybermisogyny and human rights
WARNING: PROFANE LANGUAGE The fabricated sex videos posted online purportedly of Aika Robredo and Tricia Robredo, daughters of Vice President Leni Robredo, are among the recent cases of disinformation circulating in cyberspace that are framed in the...
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Project brief: Advancing gender equality and women's leadership in political and business life project
This project brief presents a short description of the Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Leadership in Political and Business Life Project implemented by UN Women Turkey with the financial support of Sweden through the Swedish International...
Political violence against women: A case from the Central African Republic - MINUSCA
Monday, March 07, 2022
Political violence against women: A case from the Central African Republic
Sitting at her desk with the Central African flag behind her, Beatrice Epaye’s sustained gaze hints at courage and determination. And she has both in quantities. While running for a parliamentary seat in the December 2020 election, she recalls the...
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (seated centre) with other female politicians from different political parties speak to journalists at a Nairobi hotel in 2019.  Credits: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Kenya: How political parties have treated women leaders
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inaction on former Chief Justice David Maraga’s September 2020 recommendation to dissolve Parliament for failure to enact gender parity laws is the latest bump in the long road to equality for Kenyan women in political...
A few remarkable wins for Pacific women in local politics / Getty Images
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
A few remarkable wins for Pacific women in local politics
But what is far too often the exception should become the norm. “A country without a woman MP is not a democratic country”, declared Dame Carol Kidu, Papua New Guinea’s former – and only female – opposition leader, this month. Dame Carol’s comment...
Gender-sensitive parliaments: beyond the add women and stir approach in Wales - Credits: Chwaraeteg
Monday, February 21, 2022
Gender-sensitive parliaments: Beyond the add women and stir approach in Wales
Every decision a parliamentarian makes is a chance to advance gender equality. From choosing a topic for an oversight inquiry to drafting legislative amendments, gender-sensitive scrutiny can help bring inequalities to the surface and find remedies...
Running for office is still for men—some data on the “Ambition Gap” - Brookings
Friday, February 18, 2022
Running for office is still for men—some data on the Ambition Gap
As the 2022 midterm election season gets underway, speculation is already mounting that it’s going to be another banner year for female candidates. Early reports suggest that Black women and Republican women are especially poised to make historic...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern//IPU
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Women in politics in New Zealand: here’s what they are doing right
New Zealand was the first country in the world where women won the right to vote and it’s now a leader for gender parity in politics. Following the October 2020 elections, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern leads the most diverse government in...
International IDEA
Monday, October 11, 2021
Gender assessment of political parties' internal regulations in Sudan
Political parties are considered gatekeepers for women’s access to political positions, as they play an important role in institutionalizing women’s inclusion in politics. Ensuring that political parties in Sudan play an active role in the...
Situational analysis of women's political participation in Botswana (WPP)
Friday, August 13, 2021
Situational analysis of women's political participation in Botswana
With less than a decade to go to 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, women constitute just 11% of MPs and 18% of councillors in Botswana: well below the gender parity target and among the lowest proportions in Southern Africa....
 Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security - Georgetown University
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Representation: Lessons from Morocco
In 2011, the Arab Spring precipitated fervent calls for democratic reforms, leading the Moroccan government to enact gender quotas that reserved seats for women in Parliament as well as regional, district, and communal councils. As a result of these...
Photos taken remotely through a projector by Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7 takeaways from NewsHour’s investigation into harassment Black women in politics face
Black women in politics face a harrowing reality: Harassment, abuse and death threats for doing their jobs as Black women. To better understand their experiences, the PBS NewsHour requested interviews with more than 61 Black women who have held...
National Women’s Council
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Women doing politics differently
Development of local or regional caucus for women councillors – identifying interest and examining possible supports. Women’s caucuses have been established in political institutions around the world to strengthen cross-party cooperation among women...
Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City, the day after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 2019. (Wikimedia Commons)
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
“Parity in everything”: What Mexico can teach us about women’s representation
Mexico is the first country in the world to implement gender parity so thoroughly and effectively. The journey has not been easy—and is far from over. In 2018, women won half the seats in Mexico’s Congress. They then championed a groundbreaking...
Often seen together, likeability and electability is the concept that refers to how a candidate is perceived by a voter and whether or not that voter believes they can win an election. (Lorie Shaull / Flickr)
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
USA: What does “likeability” mean for women in politics?
Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, and I all had better campaign win-loss records than any of the leading men. But the question was never whether a man could be elected. Despite our stronger records, it was always, “Can a woman win...
 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the Nigerian Senate in 2015. There are very few women representatives. Sunday Aghaeze/AFP via Getty Images
Monday, May 10, 2021
Nigeria has few women in politics: here’s why, and what to do about it
There are few women in political and leadership spaces in Nigeria. Currently only seven out of 109 senators and 22 of the 360 House of Representatives members are women. Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, from The Conversation Africa, asked Damilola Agbalojobi,...

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