Advocacy & Lobbying

Highlighted Resources

Highlighted Resources

Tackling violence against women in politics in Lebanon
Violence against women in politics is a serious violation of human rights and an obstacle to gender equality. Watch this video by UN Women Lebanon. Supported by the Government of Japan.
Do the Math: Include Women in Government Budgets
By Zohra Khan and Lisa KolovichEvery day, women around the world experience less opportunity than men in education and employment, and less political representation. While many countries recognize the need for gender equality and women’s empowerment, governments can structure...
Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region
Conducted by UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCWA, this study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region provides a comprehensive assessment of laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in Arab countries. The report is composed of 18 country...
International IDEA Report: The Global State of Democracy 2017
Today’s political landscape poses complex global challenges to democracies.The landscape is shaped by globalization, geopolitical power shifts, changing roles and structures of (supra)national organizations and institutions, and the rise in modern communications technologies. Transnational...
Ukraine’s women leaders joined in Kyiv for the nation’s first women’s congress
Women are building Ukraine’s future and playing prominent roles more than ever before in the nation’s democratic transition – particularly since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity (also known as Euromaidan). Public demand for new faces in government, and calls for sweeping political reform, have fueled...
Explore women’s activism from generations past and present
A single moment can spark a revolution, collective actions can transform laws, creative expression can change attitudes and an invention can alter the course of history. It’s these threads that weave together to propel the women’s movement — even in the face of obstacles. Discover how some of these...
Women in politics: Gaining ground for progressive outcomes in Pakistan
Inclusive politics remains an elusive goal in Pakistan, which has a history of military interference in governance institutions, unstable elected governments and internecine conflict. Women’s voices, within the corridors of power or as constituents whose interests must be accounted for, have been...
Women, Power, Politics: What has changed in the last 100 years in the UK and beyond?
Given that 2018 is the centenary of some women gaining the vote in the UK, the British Council has commissioned this research to map and understand the key developments in women’s role in politics in the UK and around the world over the last 100 years, contrasting the UK’s progress with...
Report on the International Forum on Women's Political Empowerment
This report is based on the discussions held during the International Forum on Women’s Political Empowerment, held on 7 September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. It is a short summary of views expressed by experts, guest speakers and participants, as highlighted in their remarks and group discussions...
Women in Public Service Project
Using data to bridge the gender gapGlobally, women make up 49.7% of the population but hold only 22% of public offices. The Women in Public Service Project Data Portal seeks to answer why this is so, and how to increase the percentage of women in public office to 50% by 2050....
International IDEA's Annual Results Report 2015
As per the statues of international IDEA, the Secretary-General reports to the Council of Member States on the overall implementation of the Institute’s activities. In April 2014, as part of the Mid-Term Strategy Review, Member States recommended that the organization continue to strengthen its...
Creating new spaces. Women’s experiences of political participation in communities
Research on women’s political participation at the community level was undertaken by Womankind in four very different countries – Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nepal and Afghanistan. The work in each context intends to increase women’s political participation and voice. The time available for the research was...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UNDP
Scrutinising Legislation from a Gender Perspective: A Practical Toolkit
UN Women
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making

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