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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ikram Ben Said
Ikram Ben Said is a women’s rights advocate and Founder of “Aswat Nissa” (Voices of Women), a Tunisian nonprofit promoting women’s active participation in the political and policy-making spheres while fighting against all forms of discriminations...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
International IDEA: Politically empowering women for democracy
This year’s International Women’s Day’s theme, “Be Bold for Change”, is a call to forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world. In particular, it calls for groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women....
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
IPU Press Release for International Women's Day 2017: More ambitious measures needed to enhance women’s representation in parliament
More ambitious measures and stronger political commitment are needed to enhance women’s representation in parliament and keep apace with the significant progress achieved worldwide over the last decade, says the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). IPU’...
Thursday, March 02, 2017
India: Women winning fewer seats in Uttar Pradesh elections
Poor, populous Uttar Pradesh (UP) was the first Indian state to have a female chief minister–Sucheta Kriplani from 1963 to 1967–but this pioneering effort has not improved prospects for women in elections. As voter turnout has risen, more...
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
International IDEA Organized Haiti’s First Female Mayors National Conference
From 27-30 November 2016, International IDEA Haiti office organized a conference for the National Federation of Women Mayors of Haiti (FENAFEMH), in partnership with the South Training Institute (IFOS). For the first time in Haiti, a 30% gender...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Increase women MPs or face fines, parties told in the UK
Political parties must face fines if they do not ensure at least 45% of general election candidates are female, MPs have recommended. The Women and Equalities Committee said the fact that 30% of current MPs were women represented a "serious...
Sandra Jansen
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Impassioned Sandra Jansen calls on legislature to stand against misogyny
Warning: This story contains foul language some readers will find offensive. Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen drew a standing ovation on November 22, 2016 after she rose in the legislature and gave an impassioned speech denouncing the hateful and...
israel
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Israeli parliament decides to ban miniskirts
By Charlotte England Israel’s parliament has banned politicians, other employees and visitors from wearing miniskirts and short dresses. The revised dress code at the Knesset applies immediately to everyone entering the building, officials said on...
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...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Infographic: Women's Political Participation in Georgia's 2016 Elections by the Numbers
Polls show that Georgians would like to see more women in their parliament. Currently, women make up 12 percent of the Georgian legislature, behind the average of 25.8 percent for European countries and placing Georgia at 147 of 194 countries...
Friday, August 05, 2016
International IDEA published a new vacancy: Conceptual Design of E-Parliament in Bhutan
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1995, with 29 Member States, which aims to support sustainable democracy worldwide and assist in the...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Inaugural Session of 46th OAS General Assembly
Foreign Ministers of the Hemisphere, gathered for three days in Santo Domingo during the annual meeting of the hemispheric institution’s highest decision-making body, will discuss “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
IPU Secretary General sets out Gender Champions vision
IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong has stressed the organization's commitment to working for gender equality and has outlined strategic steps necessary for progress. In an address to the mid-year review of the International Geneva Gender...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In Mexico, the President of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, assumes the Presidency and Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women
During the biannual meeting of the Federal Electoral Tribunal, its president, Constancio Carrasco, has assumed the Presidency and the Technical Secretary of the Observatory of Political Participation of Women in Mexico. At the event, Lorena Cruz,...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Impeachment process in Brazil led to new government made up only by wealthy white men
Dilma Rousseff, 36th President of Brazil, has been suspended since 12 May 2016 in the context of an impeachment process that led to former Vice President Michel Temer to assume the presidential powers and duties as Acting President. The new...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Iran elections: record 6% women elected
Iranian voters elected a record number of women to parliament since before the 1979 Islamic revolution. The 17 women elected make up 6% of the new cohort of 290 MPs. Only 16 cleric MPs have been voted in, meaning the new parliament will include more...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Interactive map of women in American State Legislatures for 2016
Approximately 1,809 women serve in the 50 American state legislatures at the beginning of the 2016 legislative session. This means that women make up 24.5 percent of all state legislators nationwide. This represents little change from the 2015...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
IPI Interviews South Sudan's MP, Hon. Betty Ogwaro, on the difficult situation for women in her country
The International Peace Institute (IPI) has interviewed Hon. Dr betty Achan Ogwaro, parliamentarian in the government of South Sudan. The interview discusses the difficult situation for women in the violent conflict affecting this African country....

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