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Coumba Diaw is the only female Mayor in the Louga region of Senegal. She grew up listening to a rhetoric that restricted women from participating in...
In October 2017, Liberians will head to the polls to vote, as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State, completes...
Data from the IPU shows the worrisome lack of representation of young people in parliaments. To commemorate International Youth Day 2017 (12 August...
Malian MPs from across all political parties gathered at an IPU seminar in Bamako, Mali, to discuss gender equality and the Sustainable Development...
Mehrezia Maïza Labidi chaired many of the plenary sessions that led to the birth of Tunisia’s new constitution, which includes a clause guaranteeing...
By Carolina Floru International IDEA provides support to the policy debate for addressing gender inequality and political violence against women in...
By Shana Kaiser The first class of International IDEA’s Youth Democracy Academy graduated on 17 July in a ceremony attended by representatives of...
Abdia Gole, 33, is a recent graduate of Business Management from one of the leading universities in Kenya, and a candidate for the upcoming County...
By Elin Falguera Today, nearly two-thirds of the world’s countries provide political parties and/or candidates with public funding, through either...
The IPU held a capacity-building workshop for staff of the Kenyan Parliament on mainstreaming gender into parliamentary work. The workshop, co-...
By Maurice Mboula Jean-Claude Didier Enguelegue As in most African countries, gender inequalities remain a major challenge to human development in...
Five years ago, the IPU adopted its Plan of Action for Gender-Sensitive Parliaments at its 127th Assembly in Quebec. Since then, the IPU has helped...
Preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) requires more than adopting laws—they need to be effectively implemented. Parliamentarians, NGOs...
By Marie Doucey From 23 to 30 May 2017, International IDEA organized three training sessions in oratory for Haiti’s female mayors and...
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to...
By Karen Cirillo and Jodi Hilton In the small village of Getik, Arpine Gyulumyan runs a bed and breakfast with her family. But she is also an...
Forum organized by African Union Commission and UN Women, with the support of Germany, outlines roadmap for women in governance, peace and security...
Yves Leterme, Secretary-General of International IDEA, speaks during the seminar.
Do new generations of citizens no longer support democratic values and practices? To the relief of her audience at the seminar 'Does political...
Nepal — "I am contesting the upcoming election with my headscarf on, duly following the advice of my mother-in-law. But I have offered my full...
The IPU developed both the concept and definition of gender-sensitive parliaments and has been at the forefront of supporting gender-sensitive...

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