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Thursday, July 11, 2019
The prevention and mitigation of election-related violence: An action guide
Understanding and explaining outbreaks of election-related violence is a complex task; predicting whether forthcoming elections will turn violent, which factors may underlie or trigger violence, and what can be done to prevent violence is even more...
Monday, April 22, 2019
The Status of Women in Brazil 2019
The status of women in Brazil is emblematic of the country’s internal tensions. Brazil is a country where a woman can become president; yet it also has one of the highest rates of femicide—the killing of women due to their gender—in the world. Women...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The SDGs and Prevention for Sustaining Peace: Exploring the Transformative Potential of the Goal on Gender Equality
With the adoption of the General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on sustaining peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a multilateral policy consensus is emerging around a common vision for peaceful societies. Building and...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Full Participation Report: NO CEILINGS
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation joined forces to assess the evidence on the gains and gaps in progress for women and girls over the past 20 years. They...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network Report on Iraqi Women in Armed Conflict and Post-conflict Situation
The report’s chapters were built in response to the Concluding Observation No. 60 by the CEDAW Committee, where the Committee request from the Iraqi government’s side to submit, within two years, a written report on steps and measures taken to...
Thursday, August 04, 2016
The Global Gender Gap Report 2015
People and their talents are among the core drivers of sustainable, long-term economic growth. If half of these talents are underdeveloped or underutilized, growth and sustainability will be compromised. Moreover, there is a compelling and...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tanzania: Women participation in polls ups amid challenges, IRI report says
Women participation in different aspects of elections is increasing in Tanzania, but candidates still have to contend with many challenges, the Tanzania National Elections Gender Assessment report says. The report by the International Republican...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The outcome document of the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians 2016
Co-organized by the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) and the National Assembly of Zambia, and building on the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the third edition of the IPU’s Global Conference of Young...
Flemish Parliament
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Flemish Parliament reaches a European top position in the percentage of women members
Report on the impact of the electoral gender quotas on the Flemish Parliament elections held on 25 May 2014 Following the elections of 25 May 2014, the Flemish Parliament carried out a study on the application of the statutory electoral gender...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Translating Women’s Participation in Politics into Critical Actions and Influence
As a South-South forum, the Inter-Regional Seminar on Women’s Political Empowerment, with the theme Translating Women’s Participation in Politics into  Critical Actions and Influence, brought together representatives of 36 parliaments from across...
E-book
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Success and the Barriers to Women's Representation in Southeast Asia: Between State Policies, Political Parties and Women’s Movement
This e-book with the title “The Success and the Barriers to Women’s Representation in Southeast Asia: Between State Policies, Political Parties and Women’s Movement” is a result of analysis of four regional researches conducted in a USAID Program...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The representation of minorities and indigenous people in parliament: a global overview
The Global overview contains an analysis of responses to a questionnaire sent to all national parliaments in 2009. The aim of the survey was to gain a better understanding of the nature of parliamentary inclusion of minorities and indigenous peoples...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
The Global Gender Gap Report 2013
The Global Gender Gap Index,1 introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic,...
Monday, May 05, 2014
The Political and Economic Power of Women
Article at a glance Women’s participation in politics and decision-making benefits entire societies, though they are still underrepresented in most government bodies around the world. Women are not just beneficiaries of development — they are also...
Friday, May 02, 2014
The 2011 Moroccan Constitution: A Critical Analysis
In the context of a protest movement that started in Tunisia in December 2010 and that spread throughout North Africa and West Asia, close to 200,000 Moroccans took to the streets in 53 cities to demand rapid change in their country. In an effort...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Technology and Politics: Incentives for Youth Participation
No other group is as disengaged from elections as youth. Voter turnout in the United States trails that of other industrialized societies, and is particularly anemic among youth between the ages of 18 and 24. The under-representation of youth voters...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly Gender Assessment
NDI organized a gender assessment of Tunisia’s NCA to contribute to a fuller understanding of the following critical factors: • The capacity of women deputies to perform their legislative and representative functions; • The functions and role of...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thirty Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women's Political Participation in Latin America
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America examines the progress made in women’s participation at all levels of public and party decision making, in the three decades since the start of the third wave...