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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Report of the OSCE/ODIHR Conference on Promoting the Political Participation of Women with Disabilities
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) organized the conference "Promoting the political participation of women with disabilities" in Vienna on 16 and 17 April 2018. The event was held as part of ODIHR’s project “Our...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Representation Matters: Women in the U.S. Congress
The importance of having women serving in Congress is still not fully appreciated or understood. In order to document women’s contributions to governing and understand how women are navigating the contemporary environment of party polarization, the...
Monday, November 19, 2018
Relaunch: Resilience and rebuilding for women candidates after an electoral loss (2018)
Some women candidates may be hesitant to run again because they know that the barriers for women running for office are higher than they are for men - why should the standard after a loss be any different? This research shows that voters think women...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences analyses the issue of violence against women in politics, including in parliament and elections, and outlines her conclusion and recommendations on...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Report on the International Forum on Women's Political Empowerment
This report is based on the discussions held during the International Forum on Women’s Political Empowerment, held on 7 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. It is a short summary of views expressed by experts, guest speakers and participants, as...
Friday, December 15, 2017
Report on "Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women"
Gender equality and the political empowerment of women are key elements for the consolidation of sustainable democracies worldwide. Global and regional organizations play an important role in the development of legal and policy frameworks, as well...
Monday, August 07, 2017
Report on Black Women in American Politics in 2017
Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University, “Black Women in American Politics: 2017 Status Update is an analysis of the 2016 election and highlights the key wins for women of color...
Monday, April 24, 2017
RAU report finds that violence discourages young women from participating in politics in Zimbabwe
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has cited violence as a leading factor discouraging young women from actively participating in politics. Zimbabwe will hold general elections next year, and women participation is pivotal as they constitute 52%...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Report: Why Are Women Still Not Running for Public Office?
Extensive research shows that when women run for office, they perform just as well as men. Yet women remain severely under-represented in our political institutions. In this report, we argue that the fundamental reason for women’s under-...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Report on Gender Mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament
Gender mainstreaming has been embraced internationally as a strategy towards realizing gender equality. Gender mainstreaming has a double dimension: it requires both integrating a gender perspective to the content of the different policies, and...
Friday, September 09, 2016
Report of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice
In this report, the Working Group examines discrimination against women and girls in cultural and family life. The cultural construction of gender determines the role of women and girls within the family, including in marriage. After analysing the...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Report on Equality between Women and Men 2015
Equality between women and men is one of the EU’s fundamental values and its promotion is an obligation enshrined in the Treaty. To fulfil this obligation, the European Commission adopted the 2010-2015 Strategy for equality between women and men as...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Report on Implementation of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 2010-14
After fall of Taliban, and as a country in transition, Afghanistan is faced with many political, social, cultural and economic challenges. In the past three decades, the people of Afghanistan, especially women, faced various challenges but despite...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Reclaiming and Redefining Rights: ICPD+20: Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
The year 2014 was meant to be the year that ended the Program of Action adopted by the Cairo Conference for Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994. The document was a paradigm shift in understanding and framing reproductive health and rights and...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Recommendations: Women's Major Group's Contribution for the 8th session of the OWG on the Sustainable Development Goals: Conflict Prevention, Post-conflict Peace-building and Promotion of Durable Peace and Rule of Law and Governance (NGO)
Analysis and key recommendations by the Women’s Major Group Peace is the basis for sustainable development. Living in a conflict-free society with enduring peace is a fundamental human right. Just and sustainable peace represents not just the...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Report from SIGAR: Challenges to Securing Afghan Women’s Gains in a Post-2014 Environment
The situation for women during the Taliban regime contrasted sharply with that observed in earlier periods, particularly the era of the Soviet occupation (1979-89). During the Soviet occupation, Afghan Communist party leaders ran the country and...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Review of Inter-Parliamentary Union's Gender Programme 'Promoting Gender Equality in Politics'
A Joint Gender Review of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was commissioned by Sida together with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Irish Aid. The Review was carried out by two Gender Experts (Team Leader Lesley Abdela)...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo
The present report contains the findings of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, following her visit to Papua New Guinea. The Special Rapporteur examines the situation of violence against women in the...