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Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda - UNW
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda
Uganda adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was one of the first countries to integrate them into its National Development Plan. Under Goal 5, countries commit to promoting and guaranteeing women’s full and effective participation...
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament (Picture: UNDP)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament
The third Global Parliamentary Report examines public engagement in the work of parliament. This report takes a detailed look at why engagement matters and how parliaments globally are engaging with the people they represent. It outlines trends and...
Australia: Represent us! - Plan International Australia
Monday, May 16, 2022
Australia: Represent us!
Plan International Australia, in collaboration with YouGov, conducted a poll with a representative online sample of 1,034 Australian young women aged between 18 and 24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian...
Understanding young people’s political participation - The Body Shop
Friday, May 13, 2022
Understanding young people’s political participation
Young people care – about our planet, our future and our political systems. In the last decade, young people have initiated social movements, tackling issues that impact their own lives and those of communities around the globe. They have done so...
Shared hurdles: How political races change when two women compete (2022) - Barbara Lee Foundation
Monday, May 09, 2022
Shared hurdles: How political races change when two women compete (2022)
With more and more women running for office, races between women candidates will become the norm — not a novelty. Shared Hurdles reveals how candidates’ race, political party, and gender interact to influence voter opinion when more than one woman...
Albania: Violence against women in politics - UNDP
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Albania: Violence against women in politics
The Study "Violence Against Women in Politics" is commissioned by the UNDP Albania, in partnership with the People's Advocate and the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination and it is conducted in the context of the UN Joint Programme "...
Women In Politics Study - Abacus/ Equal Voice
Monday, April 11, 2022
Canada: Women in politics study
This document presents the result of a series of surveys conducted by Abacus Data in January 2022, about women in politics and the future of women in politics. Click here to access the report.
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions - UNDP
Monday, April 04, 2022
Advancing gender equality in national climate plans: Progress and higher ambitions
Advancing Gender Equality in National Climate Plans: Progress and Higher Ambitions highlights the latest data on country progress in integrating gender considerations into their national climate plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),...
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. While there is still some way to go to achieve equal representation of women in the House of Commons, and in the wider...
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...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life. More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has...
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Women's meaningful participation in transitional justice: Advancing gender equality and building sustainable peace
This report and accompanying policy brief is intended to trigger a UN ‘rethink’ about women’s participation in transitional justice at both the policy and programme levels. Fundamentally, ‘meaningful’ women’s participation in transitional justice...
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook . International IDEA & Memo
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
How women politicians of Fiji are treated on Facebook
The number of women in parliament is consistently low throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Many factors contribute to this situation, but studies suggest that one major factor relates to the way that women are treated on social media. This report...
Mexico made history by reaching gender parity in parliament for the first time in 2021. © Eyepix/NurPhoto via AFP
Monday, March 07, 2022
Women in parliament in 2021: The year in review
The world walked into 2021 with the shadow of COVID-19 looming large over its head. As well as posing a major health risk, the pandemic had also caused economic and social upheaval. Political life had been affected too, from the challenge of holding...
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level - OECD
Friday, February 25, 2022
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level
This report assesses women’s access to justice and women’s political participation in parliament, local councils and civil society organisations in Colombia. It examines existing legal, political and institutional frameworks in order to better...
What drives women’s substantive representation in muslim-majority countries? Lessons from Turkey - Sage Journals
Thursday, February 10, 2022
What drives women’s substantive representation in muslim-majority countries? Lessons from Turkey
Although a voluminous literature has studied the substantive representation of women, these studies have largely been confined to advanced democracies. Similarly, studies that focus on the relationship between Islam and women’s rights largely...
Women’s representation and implications for fairness, trust, and performance in local government: a survey experiment in Sri Lanka - Sage Journal
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Women’s representation and implications for fairness, trust, and performance in local government: a survey experiment in Sri Lanka
How do quotas for women in Sri Lanka’s local government institutions affect key governance indicators such as perceived fairness, institutional trust, and perceived performance? These dimensions of governance are underexplored in the context of...
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis - Copyright: UN Women
Friday, February 04, 2022
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis
This working paper presents data and analysis on women’s representation in local government by UN Women as the sole custodian agency for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.5.1b. It provides a comprehensive overview of women’s political...

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