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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...
8 March: Empowering stories of women of Turkmenistan
Beautiful, talented, successful and modest – the women of Turkmenistan achieve outstanding results but rarely talk about it. In honour of International Women’s Day, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNODC invited eight incredible women who are engaged in a variety of fields to talk about their lives, how they cope...
#PressForProgress - Yves Leterme on International Women's Day 2018
Sebretary General of International IDEA Yves Leterme discusses why we should commemorate and celebrate International Women's Day.
Statement by UN Women's Executive Director for International Women’s Day 2018
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s DayTime is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s LivesThis year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women activists whose passion and commitment have won...
Statement of UNDP's Administrator on International Women’s Day 2018
Theme: “The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”Women’s movements dominate today’s global conversation. From #MeToo and #TimesUp spotlighting sexual harassment and abuse, to #NiUnaMenos, the not one less movement protesting femicide, women voices demanding equality...
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...
Freedom House Freedom on the Net 2016. Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps Under Pressure
Freedom House has published its new report ‘Freedom on the Net 2016. Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps Under Pressure’. Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps as a means of halting...
The SDGs and Prevention for Sustaining Peace: Exploring the Transformative Potential of the Goal on Gender Equality
With the adoption of the General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on sustaining peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a multilateral policy consensus is emerging around a common vision for peaceful societies. Building and promoting positive peace, rather than containing...

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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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