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Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Gender and race differences in mayors’ experiences of violence
After national news coverage of a COVID-19 mask requirement controversy in Dodge City, Kansas in December of 2020, Mayor Joyce Warshaw received numerous threats such as “Burn in hell”; “Get murdered”; and “We’re coming for you.” Fifteen days later,...
»Coumba Diaw, Senegal« picture: UN Women/Assane Gueye licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Gender agenda: The big conundrum in the general elections in Kenya and Senegal
In the months of July and August, Senegal and Kenya will hold their general elections. However, the big question remains: Where do Senegalese and Kenyan women stand on their quest to parliamentary mandates and political offices? Recent statistics...
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters (RepresentWomen)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters
More than 100 years after women gained full citizenship rights through the 19th Amendment, women are still under-represented in government. While it is widely known that no woman has become president, it is not only the highest executive offices...
GOVERNMENT RESPONSES TO COVID-19
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Government responses to COVID-19: Lessons on gender equality for a world in turmoil
The overlapping impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating climate disasters, and geopolitical conflict are a threat to gender equality and women’s rights across the globe. This report from UN Women and UNDP shows what governments can do now to...
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament (Picture: UNDP)
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Global parliamentary report 2022: Public engagement in the work of parliament
The third Global Parliamentary Report examines public engagement in the work of parliament. This report takes a detailed look at why engagement matters and how parliaments globally are engaging with the people they represent. It outlines trends and...
Grace Boroto
Monday, May 23, 2022
Grace Boroto
Grace Boroto is a Member of the Parliament of South Africa. This interview was conducted on 6 September 2021, in Vienna (Austria), during the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament. Click on the Settings button for subtitles in English, French...
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament - The Point
Monday, April 25, 2022
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament
A dozen of women groups have expressed their concerns and dissatisfaction over the number of women that were elected on the 9th April elections as members of the country’s National Assembly. These dissatisfactions were expressed in a statement...
Gender Guide Launch Event 9 March - INTER PARES
Monday, March 14, 2022
Gender guide launch event, 9 March
Virtual Report Launch Event: Gender-Sensitive Scrutiny: A Guide to More Effective Law-Making and Oversight INTER PARES held a launch event on Wednesday, 9 March to celebrate the publication of its new gender-scrutiny guide written by Senior Gender...
Gender-sensitive scrutiny: A guide to more effective law-making and oversight
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Gender-sensitive scrutiny: A guide to more effective law-making and oversight
Parliaments have a key role in ensuring not only that everyone is properly represented in decision-making, but also that legislation and government actions take account of the needs and experiences of women and men on an equal basis. However, the...
Gender equality and the Summit for Democracy - IDEA
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Gender equality and the Summit for Democracy
Political gender equality is a central pillar of democracy, as all people, independently of gender, should have an equal say in political representation and decision-making. In practice, democracies are generally better at guaranteeing gender...
IWD IDEA
Monday, March 07, 2022
Gender quotas: One of the key mechanisms to address the overrepresentation of men in positions of political leadership
By Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu In most societies across all parts of the world, gender inequalities and discrimination against women remain deeply entrenched as societies are characterised by systems, processes and practices marked by gender based...
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level - OECD
Friday, February 25, 2022
Gender equality in Colombia: Access to justice and politics at the local level
This report assesses women’s access to justice and women’s political participation in parliament, local councils and civil society organisations in Colombia. It examines existing legal, political and institutional frameworks in order to better...
Gender-sensitive parliaments: beyond the add women and stir approach in Wales - Credits: Chwaraeteg
Monday, February 21, 2022
Gender-sensitive parliaments: Beyond the add women and stir approach in Wales
Every decision a parliamentarian makes is a chance to advance gender equality. From choosing a topic for an oversight inquiry to drafting legislative amendments, gender-sensitive scrutiny can help bring inequalities to the surface and find remedies...
Stanford Research (Image credit: Getty Images)
Thursday, February 03, 2022
Groupthink gone wrong: Stanford scholars show how assumptions about electability undermine women political candidates
When voters perceive women political candidates to be less electable than men they are likely to vote for a man instead. But there are ways to overcome these often-exaggerated beliefs, according to new Stanford research. In a primary election, if...
Gender Stereotypes, Political Leadership, and Voting Behavior in Tunisia- Photo by Alif Caesar Rizqi Pratama on Unsplash
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Gender Stereotypes, Political Leadership, and Voting Behavior in Tunisia
Abstract Although female political representation in the Arab world has nearly doubled in the last decade, little is known about how voters in the region view female politicians and their political platforms, particularly in a new democracy like...
UNDP
Friday, September 10, 2021
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
The global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) report provides an overview of key trends and analysis on women’s participation and leadership in public administration, based on evidence from UNDP and the University of...
UN Women
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Global leaders discuss ambitious and urgent actions to accelerate progress on women’s leadership
At a high-level event on the second day of the landmark Generation Equality Forum in Paris, UN Women, in partnership with the Council of Women World Leaders, convened world leaders to discuss ambitious and urgent actions to ensure that women and...
UN Women
Thursday, July 01, 2021
Generation Equality Forum: Paris
The Generation Equality Forum in Paris, a milestone global event to advance action and investment for gender equality, will be held from 30 June to 2 July 2021. Heads of State and Government, international organizations, civil society, private...

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