ICTs can be potentially used to foster wider political participation. Look here for inspiration and examples of how women around the world used ICTs to change their societies.
This section highlights news, resources and stories on minorities and indigenous women's struggle for political inclusion.
Arab women played a central role in the Arab revolutions and they are at the heart of the current debate as post-revolutionary Arab countries struggle to define their new identities. This section captures stories, news, resources and voices of women as they rebuild their countries in the Arab region.
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
In a representative democracy, political parties are vitally important. Political parties function as a link between state institutions and local grassroots organizations. It is political parties that aggregate interests, present political alternatives and nominate candidates. In all such matters, the political parties play an essential role for the advancement of women and the promotion of equality, as they function as the gatekeepers of candidate selection and political power. In this section, you will find information on the role of political parties in promoting women
The right to vote and the right to stand for election are two fundamental principles of democracy. It is worth noting that in many countries women did not get the right to vote until the 20th century. Even today, women often face obstacles that restrict their participation in political and electoral processes. These can be obstacles of a political nature, especially the electoral system and political parties support of women candidates. Obstacles can also be socio-economic, such as poverty, unemployment and lack of education, all of which result in an inferior social standing and affect...