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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
Monday, November 28, 2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional vision in a series of workshops organized by UNITAMS in...
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh (Picture: Khabarhub)
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Women’s participation in local government of Bangladesh
Policy frameworks are set to include women in the political process for empowering women, and enhancing rural development, and national development as a whole. Over the years public policies have been made, and revised to mandatorily include women...
Widening the lens: Reimagining leadership among young women of color (NPQ)
Thursday, November 03, 2022
Widening the lens: Reimagining leadership among young women of color
There are many ways to step into political leadership in America, and how you go about it is often informed by your background, identity, and experiences. I direct a nonprofit called IGNITE, which trained over 10,000 young women as leaders across 30...
Nigerian National Assembly (Picture IPU)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Women’s political empowerment in Nigeria
On 18 July  the IPU Gender Partnership Group and the National Assembly of Nigeria held an online briefing on women’s political empowerment to promote women’s participation in parliament in view of the 2023 Nigerian elections. There were 20...
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Thursday, June 09, 2022
Workplace gender equality: How do we create change that actually works?
In this video recorded at the Australian National University on the 1st of June, 2022 leading Australian thought leaders discuss how can we create change that actually works for women to attain workplace gender equality? That is the question this...
Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon /Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Women’s education and political participation in Cameroon
By Tapan Kumar Sahu, Kusum Yadav The paper empirically examined the relationship between education level and political participation of women. The indices of political participation include the following: membership of political party, voting in...
WFD
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...
Why we need more women in parties in order to close the political gender gap with Tanushree Goyal
Friday, April 16, 2021
Why we need more women in parties in order to close the political gender gap with Tanushree Goyal
#WomenLead Conversations is a series of interviews with leading experts who help us better understand the world of women in politics. In this third conversation in the series, the speaker is Tanushree Goyal, Academy Scholar at Harvard University.
Afghan women attend a consultative grand assembly, known as Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 29, 2019. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)  This article was published in thejakartapost.com with the title "Why we need more women mediators".
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Why we need more women mediators
It was a balmy day in November 2020 as I was sitting on a crowded train, my mouth full of bread and hot steamy chai as I struggled to take a sip. I took a glance at the people who picked me up and would bring me to meet the commander. I was in one...
Rep. Ayanna Pressley poses with Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark. (@AyannaPressley / Twitter)
Monday, December 07, 2020
What would it take to double the representation of women in the US Congress by 2050?
Twenty years ago, the U.S. ranked 48th internationally for women’s representation. In 2021, we will rank 70th—that’s a sizable drop. But it doesn’t have to be like this. While this is technically a “record” breaking year for the numbers of women...
Friday, May 03, 2019
Why women led the uprising in Sudan
By Nasredeen Abdulbari Women had borne the brunt of the former president’s policies and were able to draw on Sudanese traditions to be heard. The protests that led to the ouster of Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, have been dominated by women. Day...
Friday, March 01, 2019
Women brainstorm to increase political participation in Sinoe, Liberia
A local pro-democracy and women’s rights advocacy group working in Southeastern Liberia, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO), has concluded a one-day dialogue on women’s political participation in Sinoe County. The dialogue was aimed at...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Women supported to campaign in Tonga
The head of Tonga's Civil Society Forum says getting more women into parliament is everyone's responsibility and it is time for more gender balance in Tongan politics. Siale 'Ilolahia says the early election in November is an opportunity for Tongan...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Women's group calls for more women candidates in Nigeria
Women group bitter as only 54 women submitted forms for 448 local government positions in Lagos Members of a coalition, Strategies to Achieve Gender Equality for Women Coalition (STAGE), recently lent their voices to the call for more women in...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Women and Political Transition: The Risk of Replicating Inequality and the Fundamental Need for Gender Parity in Decision-Making
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) includes gender equality and women’s empowerment programming as a key facet of its democracy-building work in countries transitioning from violent conflict to more stable political processes...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Workshop to promote gender and social inclusion policy and electoral law reform in the Kingdom of Lesotho
Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is working to promote the organization of credible and participatory elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Building on past election experiences, post-election reports and election observation recommendations,...
Friday, September 30, 2016
Women’s Lobby hails Zambian President for a gender balanced cabinet
The Zambia National Women’s Lobby has hailed President Edgar Lungu for observing gender parity in his appointment of Cabinet Ministers so far. Lobby Executive Director Juliet Chibuta in a statement issued to the media observed that seven women have...
Eudel
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Welcome manual for women elected municipal officials
This manual seeks to help women during their first time as a politician in their local municipality as it is a tool that will help women elected officials to carry out their role as local elected officials. This manual aims to provide women with...

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