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The Role of Political Parties in Promoting Women in Politics
BackgroundIn most countries, political parties are the primary and most effective structure through which women become politically engaged and get elected. Political parties’ practices, policies, and...
Women mayors, women elected as head of villages, towns and cities
While women have made great strides in politics, there are still some glass ceilings to be shattered among these are women’s access to local offices and particularly their election as mayors.The...
Can young people break the socio-cultural and institutional barriers for women in politics?
Political institutions have traditionally been created in male dominated societies in which men formulate the rules of the political game.  Although traditional political institutions have undertaken...
Online Harassment of Women in Politics: How Online Harassment isn’t ‘Virtual’ For Women
The social media experience that comes across as a liberating tool for women is often equated with a safe space where one could confidently voice opinions in the public sphere. However, recently, a...
Mentorship programs to support candidates and elected female MPs beyond training and study tours
"Whenever I am asked what the missing link is between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind; if you are looking to make your way in business, try to find a mentor....
The use of ICTs to empower women in politics (webinar)
 The 21st century has seen an unprecedented increase in the percentage of internet users around the world. 27.5% of people in Asia are now internet users, in Latin America and the Caribbean it’s 42.9...