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Leena Rikkila Tamang, Regional Director together with Adhy Aman, Senior Programme Manager for Asia and the Pacific, shares the report with Hon. Lenora Qereqeretabua, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Fiji. Image credit: Rajan Murti/International IDEA.
Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Social media discourse a barrier to women candidates in Fiji?
Fiji has concluded the 2023 elections and the results are in. Although the Melanesian country has achieved the change in power that many had hoped for, the picture is less rosy for women’s representation in parliament.  Could the offensive treatment...
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Survey : Women Political Activist’s Participation in Politics in Cambodia
Cambodian women remain to face different forms of discrimination and violence against them in their political participation and interests; it is a serious issue although their political rights and participation are fully guaranteed by the Cambodian...
Situational analysis of women's political participation in Botswana (WPP)
Friday, August 13, 2021
Situational analysis of women's political participation in Botswana
With less than a decade to go to 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, women constitute just 11% of MPs and 18% of councillors in Botswana: well below the gender parity target and among the lowest proportions in Southern Africa....
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Survey finds that gender gaps in political interest reduce after women’s representation doubles in Uruguay
The below findings and graph are from the book Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens, authored by Magda Hinojosa and Miki Caul Kittilson and released in 2020. Surveys of Uruguayan men and women—both...
Situational analysis of women’s political participation in Zimbabwe (WPP)
Friday, September 13, 2019
Situational analysis of women’s political participation in Zimbabwe
The state of women’s political participation in Zimbabwe is undesirable, an anti-thesis to the country’s development. Despite proclaiming a Constitutional democracy, there are contestations, contradictions and complexities regarding how women are...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Somali women’s political participation and leadership: Evidence and opportunities
This report synthesises findings from an eleven month qualitative research project (August 2016 - June 2017), carried out by Social Development Direct and Forcier Consulting, and funded by the Research and Evidence Division (RED) within the UK...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Somalia: Women’s Political Participation in Puntland - Prospects for Progress
This research study was conducted by the Somali Institute for Development and Research Analysis (SIDRA) in partnership with UNDP Somalia. SIDRA Institute is a knowledge-policy interface established to fill the strategic gaps of shaping and...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Syria: Report “Peacebuilding defines our future now”
The war in Syria has started five years ago. Tens of thousands of Syrians are either dead or missing and about 50% of Syrians have had no choice but to flee their homes for the hope of a better future for their families. The humanitarian crisis in...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Strengthening Women’s Participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union
A paper presented at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)/CEE Network for Gender Issues Conference in Budapest, Hungary, 22–23 October 2004 The Implementation of Quotas: European Experiences "...The IPU does not...
Friday, February 08, 2013
Survey on attitudes toward women in politics in Montenegro
The goal of this research was to: 
 1. To examine attitudes, opinions and perception of public opinion, that is, to study the attitudes, opinions and perception of Montenegrin citizens through field F2F survey and discussion groups which...
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Support for Local Government: Policies, Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming - DGTTF Southern-Sudan
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005 created the new autonomous Government of Southern Sudan [GoSS]. The GoSS was required to establish in-stitutions and processes of governance including at the local level, with no pre-vious experience...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sierra Leone Query: Experiences with Sequencing PAR Reforms and Electoral Cycles
This report aims to assist UNDP/Sierra Leone in formulating strategies to reform different aspects of civil service, as it heads into upcoming elections. It begins with a discussion of the types of civil service reforms that may be useful, and...
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Statement on violence against women in politics in Nigeria
The Violence Against Women in Politics (VAWiP) initiative is part of a larger Africa regional project by UN Women which aims at stimulating evidence-based, systematic and institutionalized response mechanisms to the issue of electoral violence...
Friday, January 09, 2009
Seethings and Seatings: Strategies for Women’s Political Participation in Asia Pacific
This is a publication from the APWLD’s research project aimed at assisting women in Asia Pacific to challenge existing structures hindering women’s participation in political processes. The book presents case studies on six women leaders from Fiji,...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Sudan Between Peace and War: Internally Displaced Women in Khartoum and South and West Kordofan
This case study provides research-based material that can be used for networking and initiating a gender-sensitive response to peace building and conflict resolution. It identifies the issues that constitute conflict from the perspective of the...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Somalia Between Peace and War: Somali Women on the Eve of the 21st Century
This case study looks at women's role in conflict resolution and peace building in Somalia. It gives an overview of women's sociopolitical status in recent Somali history and examines issues relating to Somali women in war and peace, including the...