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USA: Women in state legislatures 2022 - CAWP
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022
Number and Percentage of Women in State Legislatures, 1980-2022 Current State Legislature 2,300 (1,516D, 764R, 13NP, 5Ind, 2Prg) 31.2% of 7,383 seats Since 1971, the number of women serving in state legislatures has more than quintupled. NP = non-...
 Roof and flag of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra
Friday, May 06, 2022
Trends in the gender composition of the Australian parliament
How does the gender composition of the Australian parliament compare with parliaments around the world, and how has it changed over the past two decades International comparisons The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has published international...
Australia: Where are the young women? - Raise Our Voice Australia
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Australia: Where are the young women?
Driven by the shared belief that all young voices should be heard, Raise Our Voice Australia has proudly partnered with The Body Shop Australia to ask young women and gender diverse Australians about their political engagement. With just under 500...
2022 Women in US Municipal Office
Monday, April 11, 2022
2022 Women in US municipal office
Data provided by the Center for American Women and Politics and KnowWho Data Services. Numbers include members and officers of the municipal legislative branch of incorporated cities and towns with populations over 10,000 as per the U.S. Census....
A voter casts a ballot. (Mainichi/Kimi Takeuchi)
Monday, April 04, 2022
No kiss, no vote: Survey shows female politicians in Japan victims of sexual harassment
A survey on politicians in Japan has shown that many former and current female national legislators and local assembly members have been subject to sexual harassment. "I was threatened that if I did not kiss them, they would not vote for me," and "I...
Aussie federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats - News.com.au
Friday, April 01, 2022
Australian federal election 2022: Data shows Labor, Liberal Party more likely to preselect women in marginal seats
Despite repeated warnings, Australia’s two major political parties continue to make one big mistake – and one MP has issued a scathing rebuke. The women chosen by Australia’s two major political parties to run in the upcoming federal election are...
Infographic: Mexican women in politics - The Wilson Center
Friday, March 25, 2022
Infographic: Mexican women in politics
In celebration of International Women's Day, we review the history of women in politics in Mexico. Gender parity electoral laws, leaders who value women's inclusion, and fierce women who have propelled Mexico's gender equality movement forward have...
Matilda Davies ,  Anna Lombardi  and  Venetia Menzies  (The Times)
Monday, March 14, 2022
UK: Women in politics, facts and figures
Today’s parliament has more female MPs than ever but they remain a minority. What do they think is needed for equality in the corridors of power? Viscountess Nancy Astor was the first woman to take a seat in parliament, receiving 2,000 letters a...
The time it will take to close the gender gap grew by 36 years in just 12 months, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021.
Friday, March 11, 2022
15 strategies helping to close the gender gap around the world
Gender equality has suffered since the pandemic began. It will now take an estimated 135.6 years to close the worldwide gender gap between men and women. However, progress is being made in areas including science and politics. Improving paternity...
Few women at the top of electoral management bodies worldwide - International IDEA
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Few women at the top of electoral management bodies worldwide
Electoral management bodies (EMBs) are responsible for ensuring a level playing field for political representation and meaningful participation across the entire electoral cycle. Yet, International IDEA data shows that only 22% of EMBs themselves...
Gender equality and the Summit for Democracy - IDEA
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Gender equality and the Summit for Democracy
Political gender equality is a central pillar of democracy, as all people, independently of gender, should have an equal say in political representation and decision-making. In practice, democracies are generally better at guaranteeing gender...
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris—meets with Honduran President Xiomara Castro, thon Jan. 27. (Instagram / Ms Magazine)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Women are more likely to get elected to local bodies than to national parliaments
By Akshi Chawla As women elected officials move from local politics towards the subnational and national levels, they begin to be replaced by more and more men. Women comprise just over one-third (36 percent) of the over 6 million elected members in...
Sex & power 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
UK: Sex & power 2022 Index
Fawcett's Sex and Power 2022 Index is a biennial report which charts the progress towards equal representation for women in top jobs across the UK. Yet again, the report reveals the pace of change is glacial in the majority of sectors and shows that...
Violence Targeting Women in Politics: 10 Countries to Watch in 2022  Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash- GIWPS
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Violence targeting women in politics: 10 countries to watch in 2022
By Roudabeh Kishi Attacks on women in politics are on the rise around the world. New data and research from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) reveal how physical violence targeting women in politics is creating dangerous...
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief - cover
Friday, December 24, 2021
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief
RepresentWomen's Arab State Brief reviews the extent to which women are represented in Arab countries, the history of Arab independence and revolutions - and their impact on women's rights and representation; and country-specific information that...
SHEcurity Index. Photo by M. B. M. on Unsplash
Friday, November 05, 2021
The #SHEcurity Index - Edition 2021
Political decisions get better the more diverse the people are who make them. That is especially true in deeply divided societies, in countries that want to move from war to peace. Yet, women and marginalised groups are often absent from tables...
Infographics_ Youth in Parliament_IPU
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Youth in Parliament: infographic
Summary of facts and figures on the participation of young people in politics based on 2020 figures. Click here to access the infographic.
International IDEA
Monday, March 22, 2021
Women’s Political Participation: Africa Barometer 2021
African countries are still far from achieving women’s equal and effective participation in political decision-making. Women constitute only 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa, 25 per cent in the lower houses, and 20 per cent in...

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