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Women's Participation in Local Government
The under-representation of women at any level of governance and decision-making results in a democratic deficit. It has been proven time and again that diverse groups make better decisions....
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Parliamentary Oversight of Gender Equality
Parliaments are key stakeholders in the promotion and achievement of gender equality. Parliamentary oversight processes provide and opportunity to ensure that governments maintain commitments to...
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Implementation of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Arab States
The United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security was adopted on 31 October 2000 (S/RES/1325). Participation is one of the four pillars of the UNSCR, stressing the...
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Creating a work-life balance for women in politics
Over the last decade, iKNOW Politics has spoken with many women leaders around the world about the challenges they face in political life. Women interviewed often speak openly about the difficulties...
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E-discussion on Beijing +20
In September 1995 an unprecedented 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists attended the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China with a single purpose in mind: the...
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Do women make political parties more successful?
 The ideology and internal organization of political parties affect how different societal needs, interests and social demands are represented. Some parties have been great advocates of gender...
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