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Friday, March 27, 2020
How many women are in your parliament?
Over the last 25 years, since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action by the United Nations in 1995, the number of women parliamentarians has nearly doubled worldwide. Yet, with a global average of only 24.9 percent, women’s...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Violence against women in politics
Violence against women in politics involves a broad range of harms to attack and undermine women as political actors. Its central motivation is to exclude women as a group from public life. Click here to see the database.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
#think10 - A groundbreaking safety planning tool designed to safeguard women in politics
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has launched #think10, an innovative safety planning tool for politically-active women. #think10 was developed by the Institute’s Gender, Women and Democracy team, which initiated the #NotTheCost campaign in...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
A Resource for Gender Responsive Budgeting Groups
“Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to bring about change.” This means persuading policy-makers (government, parliament, civil servants) to think about what impact spending and revenue raising decisions will have on gender equality and to adopt...
Friday, July 20, 2018
European Journal of Politics and Gender
The European Journal of Politics and Gender (EJPG) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes international, cutting-edge research in the broad field of politics and gender. EJPG is the flagship journal of the European Conference on Politics and...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Fempo: Website for African women in politics
In many African countries, women leaders lack the resources, numbers and visibility to significantly effect transformational change. The new initiative Fempo harnesses the power of the Internet to bring rising women leaders into the spotlight and...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Reflect us: we can only succeed if we work together
ReflectUS is a nonpartisan coalition of eight leading women’s political organizations working together to increase the number of women in office and achieve equal representation across the ideological, racial, ethnic and geographic spectrum. Joining...
Friday, March 02, 2018
Platform dedicated to women’s participation in peace processes
Nearly half of the conflict-resolution agreements forged during the 1990s failed within five years and recidivism for civil war is alarmingly high. New thinking on peace and security is needed.  Evidence shows that security efforts are more...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” online initiative
Through its “Votes Without Violence” initiative, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is developing and testing new strategies to address violence against women in elections. Collecting needed data on this under-reported issue provides...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Full Participation Project: NO CEILINGS
In 1995, at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, leaders from governments and civil society around the world came together and committed to ensuring that women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
UN Women's Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database
The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions extracted from 195 constitutions from around the world. The countries are organized according to five geographical regions (Africa, Americas,...
Monday, March 07, 2016
NDI launches Arabic language E-learning Platform
On March 2, 2016, the National Democratic Institute launched its new Arabic-language e-learning and training platform “Taalam Shaarek”, which means “learn participate” in English. The platform allows citizens to build their civic and political...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Wishes, Demands and Priorities of National and Regional Women’s Organisations in the MENA Region
Women alongside men participated in the protest movements in the Arab world in 2011. From Tunisia to Bahrain, from Egypt to Syria women from all backgrounds demanded freedom, equality, dignity, justice and democracy. Did we hear them and listen to...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
List of National Action Plans for the implementation of UNSCR 1325
To date, there are 58 countries that have adopted a National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. Afghanistan’s National Action Plan 2015 -2022. Click here for the overview....
Friday, February 07, 2014
Candidate Project
This website offesr a list of contacts for specialized organizations that are out there waiting to help people run successful campaigns.  
Friday, April 26, 2013
Women in Politics Infographic
An infographic of women's engagement in politics in Macedonia. (We invit eour users to access the resource here)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Women World Leaders
FEMALE WORLD LEADERS CURRENTLY IN POWER The following is a list of female presidents and prime ministers who are presently in power as of JANUARY 15, 2013. CURRENT TOTAL: 17 The number of female leaders serving simultaneously has declined a bit in...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Quota Project
  The Database provides information on the various types of quotas in existence today, detailing the percentages and targets in countries where they are applicable. This Database is intended as a working research tool. That is, it will continue to...