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Thursday, February 06, 2020
Regional seminar on the SDGs for Asia-Pacific Parliaments
The National Assembly of Pakistan and the IPU are jointly organizing a regional seminar for the Asia-Pacific region’s parliaments entitled Development for all: Parliament’s road map on the Sustainable Development Goals. This event is the third in a...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Rose Kabagyenyi
Rose Kabagyenyi is a Member of Parliament from Uganda. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Friday, January 03, 2020
Republican women are in crisis
By Nancy L. Cohen, The 2010s were a transformative decade for women in politics. But the biggest trend has been obscured by 2018’s female-led Democratic wave in Congress: Republican women, at both the national and state levels, are on the brink of...
Friday, December 13, 2019
Removing obstacles to women’s participation at the peace table and in politics
Women who seek to participate in peace processes and political decision-making face many obstacles. To achieve sustainable peace and development, societies emerging from conflict must remove these obstacles. In so doing, they must recognize and...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ravza Kavakçı Kan
Ravza Kavakçı Kan is a Member of Parliament from Turkey and President of the Turkish Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Record number of women to stand as candidates in UK election
A record number of female candidates are expected to stand in next month’s UK general election. More than 1,100 women have registered as candidates across political divides, making up 34 per cent of the total number of candidates. This number marks...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders 2019
Women leaders from around the world are gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland, this week, with discussions throughout the day on Tuesday, November 19, and Wednesday, November 20. What are the key challenges that leaders face as we approach the third...
Monday, November 11, 2019
Ready, willing and electable: Women running for executive office (2019)
In 2018, a record number of women were elected to Congress, but it’s a different story when you look at governorships. Today, only nine women serve as governor, tying a previous record first set in 2004. Twenty states have never had a woman governor...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world
At the 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, IPU Member Parliaments condemned human rights violations against a record number of new cases of abused MPs. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, the only international body with...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Record number of new mayors and young members revealed
Voters in the 2019 local elections have elected the largest number of new mayors in 30 years, with 26 candidates set to don mayoral chains for the first time later this month. This injection of new blood into the sector has been mirrored in other...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Rwanda sets new world record on female representation in parliament
Rwanda has broken its current world record of 64 per cent female representation in Parliament, setting a new one of 67.5 per cent. Out of 80 seats, women now occupy 54 seats, a new world record for female representation in Parliament globally. The...
Monday, July 22, 2019
Record number of women win seats in Japan election, but female voters wary of government's empowerment pledge
Despite a record number of women winning seats in Sunday’s Upper House election, some female voters have expressed doubts about the government’s commitment to empowering women. In Sunday’s election 28 women won seats, matching the figure seen in the...
Friday, July 19, 2019
Rosianne Cutajar
Rosianne Cutajar is a Member of Parliament of Malta. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Friday, July 05, 2019
Rejecting rabbi’s comments, Jewish Home says it backs women in politics
The Jewish Home party affirmed its support for women in political leadership roles after a prominent religious Zionist rabbi said politics “is no place for a woman.” Amid talk of uniting the fractious political parties of the national religious camp...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Report of the OSCE/ODIHR Conference on Promoting the Political Participation of Women with Disabilities
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) organized the conference "Promoting the political participation of women with disabilities" in Vienna on 16 and 17 April 2018. The event was held as part of ODIHR’s project “Our...
Monday, June 03, 2019
Record number of women become MEPs – but men still dominate
More women have been elected to the European parliament than ever before but men still account for 60% of MEPs, according to an early analysis of the European election results. The proportion of female MEPs has increased slightly from 36% five years...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Roadmap to 50x50: Power and Parity in Women's Leadership
Roadmap to 50x50: Power and Parity in Women's Leadership highlights the key findings and drivers within the 3-pillar framework of the Leadership Index, or 3 P's to Parity: Pathways, Positions and Power. The “50x50 Report” examines where we are today...
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Rise of the 'strongman': Dozens of female world leaders warn women's rights being eroded
Open-letter signatory Susana Malcorra says women ‘need to be very prepared to fight back’ amid global political shift. More than 30 female world leaders including current and former heads of state have called for a fightback against the erosion of...