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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Violence against women in elections in Haiti: An IFES assessment
Women comprise almost 53 percent of the population in Haiti. Yet, this numeric majority does not translate into effective political representation. Only three seats out of the 119 in the Chamber of Deputies are currently occupied by women. In the...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Virginia Tech study: Government corruption is lower in countries with greater number of women political leaders
The study, published recently in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, was led by Sudipta Sarangi, professor and head of the Department of Economics, part of the Virginia Tech College of Science, and Chandan Kumar Jha, an assistant...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Video project: “Mapping Gender-Based Political Harassment: Parliamentarians speak out.”
Gender based political violence and harassment is a prevalent challenge expressed by women parliamentarians across the hemisphere. To illustrate the magnitude of the problem and the shared objective of political actors in fighting for its...
Friday, June 22, 2018
Violence against women in politics case study: United Kingdom
Violence against women (VAW) is a scourge on any society. This paper considers the myriad ways in which this behaviour affects the participation and experiences of women in political life in the United Kingdom. It gives a brief overview of VAW in...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Video on women candidates and campaign finance
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Monday, April 02, 2018
VOA Critical Issues Roundtable: Women in Politics Around the World
A growing number of women around the globe are jumping headfirst into politics. They are volunteering, organizing, rallying, participating and running for office to bring about what they see as much-needed change in an increasingly divisive world....
Monday, February 12, 2018
Video: Curious to learn how Male Champions can support women's leadership and political participation?
We recently teamed up with International Gender Champions in organizing an e-Discussion on the role of Male Champions in helping advance women's leadership and political participation. Watch this video for some great advice from UN Geneva, GCERF and...
Friday, December 01, 2017
Video: iKNOW Politics Website Re-launch and Panel on Violence Against Women in Politics
To mark the iknowpolitics.org website re-launch, the iKNOW Politics partners gathered for a panel discussion on ending Violence Against Women in Politics during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This event was streamed live on iKNOW...
Friday, November 10, 2017
Voting for Women in Belgium's Flexible List System
Abstract Proportional electoral systems tend to be more beneficial for women's descriptive representation than majority systems. However, within proportional systems the gender equality of election outcomes differs, highlighting the importance of...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Video on the Gender Quota & other Temporary Special Measures
The clips aim at building understanding among Lebanese stakeholders, and especially political decision-makers, on the range of possible temporary special measures that can be adopted to encourage and increase women’s participation in elections,...
Friday, May 05, 2017
Video: Gender quotas in numbers and figures in Lebanon
The clips aim at building understanding among Lebanese stakeholders, and especially political decision-makers, on the range of possible temporary special measures that can be adopted to encourage and increase women’s participation in elections,...
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Violence against women in politics: Name it, investigate it, eliminate it
There is a growing awareness of gender-based violence that targets women voters and candidates in elections, women campaigners in political parties and civil society organizations, and women elected or serving as public officials. Such violence in...
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Votes for Women: Electoral Systems and Support for Female Candidates
It is a well-established finding that proportional representation (PR) is associated with greater female legislative representation than single member majoritarian systems However, the degree to which different types of PR rules affect voting for...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
VOTES WITHOUT VIOLENCE: Monitoring and Mitigating Violence Against Women in Elections
Election monitoring, whether by citizen observation groups or international observers, can provide a significant opportunity to assess the quality of women’s participation throughout an election cycle, and identify barriers to their full and...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Violence Against Women in Politics
Recently, elected women from France, Canada, Scotland and Israel, to name a few examples, publicly condemned misogynist and violent political cultures. Not only did they expose acts of harassment and violence in politics, they made the case that...
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Vacancy on International IDEA: Senior Programme Officer-Democracy Assessment, Analysis and Advisory Unit
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Violations Against Women in Syria and the Disproportionate Impact of the Conflict on Them
The ceasefire, brokered in February 2016, is beginning to fail. As violence once again escalates in Syria, and the international community fails to protect the Syrian women and men from mass atrocities, WILPF believes that addressing the root causes...
Monday, June 20, 2016
Virginia Raggi becomes first female mayor of Rome
In Rome, 37-year-old lawyer Virginia Raggia promised a new era for the city as she celebrated her victory over centre-left Democratic Party candidate Roberto Giachetti with 67% of the votes. Virginia Raggi has been elected as Rome's first female...

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