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Thursday, May 10, 2018
International IDEA Report: The Global State of Democracy 2017
Today’s political landscape poses complex global challenges to democracies. The landscape is shaped by globalization, geopolitical power shifts, changing roles and structures of (supra)national organizations and institutions, and the rise in modern...
Thursday, December 01, 2016
International IDEA's Annual Results Report 2015
As per the statues of international IDEA, the Secretary-General reports to the Council of Member States on the overall implementation of the Institute’s activities. In April 2014, as part of the Mid-Term Strategy Review, Member States recommended...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
IPU Issues Brief on Sexism, Harassment and Violence Against Women Parliamentarians
While the influx of women into parliament is beneficial for representative democracy, it has tended to disrupt the established order, provoking some resistance. The recent the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) study on Gender-Sensitive Parliaments...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
ICM's Women, Peace and Security
The Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) is a project of the International Peace Institute (IPI). It asks: How can the UN-based multilateral system be made more “fit for purpose”? In answering that question, the ICM has analyzed fifteen...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
IPU report shows an under-representation of youth in parliaments worldwide
Engaging young people in politics is an important pillar to strengthening democracies. With an estimated 1.2 billion people aged from 15 to 24 worldwide, justice and democratic legitimacy demand more than a token youth presence in parliament. People...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
International IDEA's Annual Review of Constitution-Building Processes: 2014
This second Annual Review of Constitution-Building Processes describes the key issues underlying constitutional transitions in 2014. The first chapter in this volume examines gender equity and agency in the constitutions of many African and Arab...
Monday, November 23, 2015
Iraqi Women in Armed Conflict and Post-conflict Situation
With a focus on Iraqi women under armed conflict and its aftermath, this report was submitted to the CEDAW Committee at the 57th session in early 2014 by the NGO coalition of CEDAW shadow report, which consists of several Iraqi women organizations’...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
It’s the Family, Stupid? Not Quite...How Traditional Gender Roles Do Not Affect Women’s Political Ambition
Following Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement in April of 2014, media outlets speculated whether the future grandchild to Hillary Clinton would impact her potential presidential campaign in 2016. In this research paper, Jennifer Lawless...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
IPU report on gender sensitive parliaments
The Report on Gender sensitive Parliaments is the result of a two-year research project. It follows up on a previous IPU publication, Equality in Politics: A Survey of Women and Men in Parliaments (2008). That Survey had found that women were...
Monday, April 28, 2014
In Thailand: Empowering Communities and Minorities Hill-Tribe Women Enter the Political Arena
The Asia Foundation helps women leaders from eight northern hill-tribes to gain the knowledge, confidence, and momentum needed to join local government.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
iKNOW Politics Report on Violence Against Women in Politics
  What are some practical examples of ways in which electoral violence, before, during and after elections as well as political violence targeted at women candidates, activists, voters and women in political office have been prevented or mitigated...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Integrating Somali women into peacebuilding processes
Despite the vital roles played by women in the democratisation and state-building processes, their male counterparts hardly recognise their role. Women have always had a strong stake in democratisation and peacebuilding processes (UN, 2013)....
Friday, April 12, 2013
IPU Report on Gender-Sensitive Parliaments – A Global Review of Good Practice
This report provides a comprehensive account of how parliaments can and should serve as models and champions of gender equality and is the result of a two-year research project. It follows up on a previous IPU publication, Equality in Politics: A...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
IKP-AGORA Discussion Summary Final
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Institutional Changes for Gender Equality in UNDP
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are human rights that lie at the heart of development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. As the UN development agency, therefore, empowering women is a prerequisite for success,...
Monday, June 28, 2010
Inter-American Year of Women 2010: Women & Power - For a World of Equality
The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), proclaimed 2010 the “Inter-American Year of Women,” in recognition of the progress made and the challenges that remain to full equality between men and women. The Inter-American Year...
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Insights into Gender Dynamics in Marginalised Urban Communities in Jordan
The Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) supported by Gender Social Fund and Canadian International Development Agency conducted a qualitative study researched gender relations in marginalized communities, using PEER, a participatory...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Indian Experience of Women’s Quota in Local Government: Implications for Future Strategies
This paper highlights Indian experiences with introducing and using gender quotas in politics at local and national levels. It also describes different types of potential candidates and the impact of various players, such as media and women's...