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Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda - UNW
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda
Uganda adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was one of the first countries to integrate them into its National Development Plan. Under Goal 5, countries commit to promoting and guaranteeing women’s full and effective participation...
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Women's meaningful participation in transitional justice: Advancing gender equality and building sustainable peace
This report and accompanying policy brief is intended to trigger a UN ‘rethink’ about women’s participation in transitional justice at both the policy and programme levels. Fundamentally, ‘meaningful’ women’s participation in transitional justice...
Mexico made history by reaching gender parity in parliament for the first time in 2021. © Eyepix/NurPhoto via AFP
Monday, March 07, 2022
Women in parliament in 2021: The year in review
The world walked into 2021 with the shadow of COVID-19 looming large over its head. As well as posing a major health risk, the pandemic had also caused economic and social upheaval. Political life had been affected too, from the challenge of holding...
What drives women’s substantive representation in muslim-majority countries? Lessons from Turkey - Sage Journals
Thursday, February 10, 2022
What drives women’s substantive representation in muslim-majority countries? Lessons from Turkey
Although a voluminous literature has studied the substantive representation of women, these studies have largely been confined to advanced democracies. Similarly, studies that focus on the relationship between Islam and women’s rights largely...
Women’s representation and implications for fairness, trust, and performance in local government: a survey experiment in Sri Lanka - Sage Journal
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Women’s representation and implications for fairness, trust, and performance in local government: a survey experiment in Sri Lanka
How do quotas for women in Sri Lanka’s local government institutions affect key governance indicators such as perceived fairness, institutional trust, and perceived performance? These dimensions of governance are underexplored in the context of...
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis - Copyright: UN Women
Friday, February 04, 2022
Women’s representation in local government: A global analysis
This working paper presents data and analysis on women’s representation in local government by UN Women as the sole custodian agency for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.5.1b. It provides a comprehensive overview of women’s political...
Women in politics: local and European trends - Credits: CEMR
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Women in politics: local and European trends
The primary objective of this 2019 CEMR study on women in politics is to evaluate the progression of women’s representation in decision-making over a ten-year period and to present an overview of the current situation. The study aims to mobilise...
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Friday, June 18, 2021
Women’s political careers: Leadership in practice
Women’s political leadership is important for ensuring that women’s perspectives and experiences are included in political decision-making. Over the past 25 years, the overall percentage of women in parliaments has more than doubled. However, the...
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Friday, March 05, 2021
Women in Parliament in 2020: The year in review
Elections in 2020 were profoundly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in delays and cancellations, logistical challenges for candidates and election administrators and often low turnout. Women’s leadership was frequently in the spotlight...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Women constituion-makers: comparative experiences with representation, participation and influence
On 24–25 October 2019, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)—together with the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law (ECCL) and the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) at the University...
Friday, July 31, 2020
Women political leaders: the impact of gender on democracy
This report aggregates over five hundred pieces of academic and institutional research on the ways in which women’s political careers differ from their male counterparts, what stands in their way, and what impact their political presence has on...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Women in parliament: 1995–2020 - 25 years in review
This year’s report looks back at 25 years of women in parliament on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing conference and its groundbreaking action plan for gender equality. IPU analysis shows that gender parity is possible. The overall...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Women human rights defenders: Insights from the struggle
Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) have long played a central role in the advancement of human rights. In the fight against impunity and repression, WHRDs have been among one of the most vocal in calling for human rights to be protected and upheld...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Win with women assessment toolkit
The Win With Women Political Party Assessment (WWW Assessment) is an initiative designed to help political parties become more inclusive and representative through an assessment that gauges men and women's perceptions of women in leadership, the...
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Women in politics: Local and European trends
From mayors to MEPs: new study reveals women’s representation across Europe. Women make up half of humanity, yet account for only 1/3 of political decision-makers in Europe and around 15% of mayors. A new study by the Council of European...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Women Peace and Security Index 2019/20
This first update of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index provides important insights into patterns and progress on women’s well-being and empowerment around the world. It reflects a shared vision that countries are more peaceful and...
Friday, July 26, 2019
Where are the women? A Study of Women, Politics, Parliaments and Equality in the CARICOM Countries
The research had three main objectives: first, to obtain a more detailed picture of the situation regarding women’s political participation in the CARICOM countries; second, to identify contextual factors and analyse how they affect the presence of...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Women’s voice and leadership in decision-making
The report looks at whether women’s capabilities and actions in different spheres lead them to have more presence and influence within private and public decision-making. Based on a review of over 400 sources, the report is organised around thematic...

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