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Women in politics: local and European trends - Credits: CEMR
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Women in politics: local and European trends
The primary objective of this 2019 CEMR study on women in politics is to evaluate the progression of women’s representation in decision-making over a ten-year period and to present an overview of the current situation. The study aims to mobilise...
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action / cover page NDI
Monday, January 17, 2022
#NotTheCost - Stopping Violence Against Women in Politics: A Renewed Call to Action
In 2016 at the launch of the #NotTheCost campaign, NDI presented a list of strategies to address and prevent violence against women in politics, focusing on a wide range of potential change-makers, from the global to the grassroots levels. While a...
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office - Credits: Victory Institute
Friday, January 14, 2022
The decision to run: uncovering the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women running for office
LGBTQ Victory Institute’s The Decision to Run Report set out to uncover the barriers and motivators for LGBTQ women who want to run for office. The findings — a result of an extensive survey of nearly 290 LGBTQ women as well as four focus groups —...
Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation. Credit: WFD Foundation
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Anti-corruption and gender: the role of women’s political participation
This policy brief shows that while much remains to be explored, there are clear links between anti-corruption and women's political participation that are important to understand for politicians, anti-corruption advocates, and those working on...
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...
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report - IPU
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Report
The 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (13SWSP) was held on 6 September 2021 in Vienna (Austria) on the theme Women at the centre: From confronting the pandemic to preserving achievements in gender-responsive recovery. Over 26 of the world’...
Reach higher: black women in American politics 2021 - cover higher heights leadership fund
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Reach higher: black women in American politics 2021
Black women are a powerful force in the American political system, and their political power continues to grow and garner recognition for the force it is. As we look ahead to the midterm elections, which offer greater opportunities for Black women’s...
Procesos de paz con perspectiva de género: Fortalecimiento de la participación significativa de las mujeres mediante la creación de grupos de apoyo - ONU Mujeres
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building
In July 2021, UN Women convened the global conference “Gender-inclusive peace processes: Strengthening women’s meaningful participation through constituency building”, in partnership with CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation, and with financial...
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence  (ACLED)
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Violence targeting women in politics: trends in targets, types, and perpetrators of political violence
The addition of identity types to ACLED data on political violence targeting women sheds new light on the threats to women’s participation in political processes, such as running for or holding office, supporting or voting for political candidates,...
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...
IPU
Monday, November 22, 2021
New handbook on gender-responsive legislation
This Handbook aims to serve as a resource for lawmakers from around the world for designing gender-responsive laws. Such law-making should address the strategic needs of women and girls and must encompass the enactment of new laws, amending or...
Cathy Mohlahlana - Moderator (Copyright: Mail & Guardian)
Friday, November 12, 2021
SA needs more youth and women political participation
By Lucas Ledwaba Statistics suggest women and youth dominate the country’s population, but with the local government election just weeks away the question of their participation in decision making remains a contested issue. The Independent Electoral...
dialogue_osce.
Monday, November 08, 2021
2021 Report by the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues highlights surge in violence against women journalists and politicians
Special Representative on Gender Issues Hedy Fry (Canada) issued the 2021 Report today with a thematic focus on “Violence against women journalists and politicians: a growing crisis,” shedding light on intensifying and widespread offline and online...
lebanon UNDP
Monday, November 08, 2021
The life of women and men in Lebanon: a statistical portrait
The compilation, analysis and dissemination of gender statistics are critical to capture the specific realities in the life of women and men. They are powerful tool to highlight aspects of gender inequality, and to provide an evidence base for...
International IDEA
Friday, November 05, 2021
The role of political parties on women's participation and representation
‘Leave no one behind’ (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hence, SDG 5—‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’—is an intrinsic...
UN Women
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Strengthening women’s participation in peace processes: What roles and responsibilities for states?
This report reflects the main arguments presented during the high-level seminar, organized by UN Women in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on “Strengthening women’s participation in peace...
UNDP
Friday, September 10, 2021
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
The global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) report provides an overview of key trends and analysis on women’s participation and leadership in public administration, based on evidence from UNDP and the University of...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
Women’s political careers: Leadership in practice
Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled. However, the...

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