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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
CSW60: Highlights on women's political participation and leadership
Every year in March, representatives of Member States, UN entities, and civil society organizations from all regions gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to evaluate progress on gender...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
A Five Day Induction for Myanmar MPs
Based on a survey of Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Myanmar Hluttaw recognizing the need for more support and more opportunities to learn about the role and functions of the parliament, the Myanmar Hluttaw organized, with support from the...
Women in Politics 2015 Map
Friday, March 13, 2015
Sluggish progress on women in politics will hamper development - Press Release IPU and UNWOMEN
The Women in Politics 2015 Map launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that although the numbers of women in executive government and in parliament continue to inch forward, the slow rate of progress will severely...
Aung San Suu Kyi, the most well-known of Myanmar’s 28 women MPs. ©Reuters/S. Sukplang
Friday, February 13, 2015
IPU teams up with British MPs in empowering Myanmar's women politicians
  IPU will be part of a delegation led by the British Group IPU (BGIPU) to Myanmar on a project aimed at strengthening the political participation of women MPs in the Asian country and to promote a gender sensitive parliament. During training from 8...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Progress for women in politics, but glass ceiling remains firm
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Gender parity in parliament possible within 20 years, new trends show
A one point five percentage point (1.5) increase in 2013 of the global average of women members of parliament (MPs) marks a significant and encouraging trend that could lead to gender parity within 20 years if fully capitalized upon, says the Inter-...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
New IPU global database on women’s caucuses in parliament
Want to know more about how women MPs are organizing themselves in parliaments around the world? IPU has launched a new global database on women’s caucuses in parliament to capture such information in one useful place. The database is a unique tool...
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
IPU's online Database and Guidelines for Women's Caucuses
Women account for only about 20 per cent of the world’s MPs. In nearly every country they form a minority in parliament, an institution traditionally governed according to the principles and worldviews of their predominantly male memberships. Under...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Promoting a Gender Sensitive Budget in Côte d’Ivoire
Ivorian MPs and parliamentary staff  have taken a first step in strengthening parliamentary oversight on gender equality policies in the country through better information on gender budgeting and allocation. During a two-day event on 6-7 December...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Political Parties - Allies or Foes on Gender Sensitive Parliaments?
Women MPs have urged political parties to commit to gender equality as an inherent political objective and assume their role as key entry points to women’s political participation at an IPU-organized event during the Women in Parliaments Global...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Celebrating 120 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Twenty-eighth November 2013 marked the 120th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the first country in the world to give women the vote. A historic milestone highlighting the progress made on gender equality since 1893, the anniversary...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Questions Remain on Murder of Russian MP Galina Starovoitova 15 Years On
Fifteen years after the assassination of Russian MP and human rights activist Galina Starovoitova, those who masterminded her death are yet to be brought to justice. Starovoitova was shot to death in the lobby of her apartment in St. Petersburg on...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Women Speakers Put Gender Equality at Heart of Sustainable Development
Women Speakers of Parliament have stressed the need to put gender equality at the heart of new development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. At the eighth annual gathering of the world’s most senior women...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Women Speakers of Parliament Focus on Gender Equality in Sustainable Development
How can women contribute to a new model of sustainable development? Should the demands for equal rights and opportunities go beyond the prevailing growth model? These are some of the questions the annual IPU Women Speakers of Parliament meeting will...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
No Real Democracy Without Strong Political Opposition, International Day of Democracy
Geneva, 11 September 2013 – Countries around the world are too often stifling political opposition instead of embracing it as a tangible and natural sign of a healthy democracy, says the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) ahead of International Day of...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Every Effort Needed to Protect Afghan Women MPs
Afghan authorities must make every effort possible to ensure the release and safe return of abducted Afghan woman MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar and to provide greater protection for all women parliamentarians in the country, says the Inter-Parliamentary...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Women in National Parliaments, Classification by IPU
The data been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st July 2013.189 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House....
Friday, March 08, 2013
Increased Women’s Political Participation Still Dependent on Quotas, 2012 Elections Show
Releasing its annual analysis on the statistics on women MPs ahead of International Women’s Day (8th March), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) found 2012 represented a year of higher than usual level of progress on women’s political participation...

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