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Focus areas

Advocacy & Lobbying

Advocacy and lobbying are activities that represent and promote the needs of specific groups in political and social arenas. One such group is women, who can collectively pressure...

Elections

The right to vote and the right to stand for election are two fundamental elements of democracy. Notably, many countries did not afford women the right to vote until the 20th Centu...

Parliaments and Representatives

In the 20th century, one of the greatest changes to democracy around the world was women’s participation in politics, both as voters and as members of parliament. In 1995, the Beij...

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Political Parties

In a representative democracy, political parties function as a link between state institutions and local grassroots organizations. It is political parties that aggregate interests,...

Women's Leadership

When women are empowered as political leaders, coun­tries experience higher standards of living, and positive developments can be seen in education, infrastructure and health. Wome...