Advocacy & Lobbying

Highlighted Resources

Highlighted Resources

Scrutinising Legislation from a Gender Perspective: A Practical Toolkit
Gender is a critical dimension of parliamentary scrutiny. Considering laws, policies, programmes and budgets from a gender perspective ensures that they are fair to both men and women.This leads to better decision-making for everyone. This UNDP practical guide is for Members of the Fiji Parliament...
Resilience of Women’s Empowerment 2017
By iKNOW Politics Expert Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-NhunduInternational Women’s Day (IWD) provides an ideal opportunity to look back on the gains made and the challenges that women of the world continue to face across all regions. Equally important, the IWD commemoration is about harnessing...
Mauritian women MPs work to raise awareness on gender violence
A group of women 12 MPs from the Réseau des femmes parlementaires mauritaniennes (Network of Mauritian Women Parliamentarians/REFPAM) organized a “caravan”, or outreach visits, to provinces in the country to reach out to local and religious leaders, and the general public. The parliamentarians...
“In too many countries laws still discriminate against women”
As countries start implementing the Sustainable Development Goals towards achieving a sustainable and gender equal future by 2030, discriminatory laws continue to hold women and girls back. Begoña Lasagabaster, UN Women Chief of Leadership and Governance Section, talks about a new UN Women...
Launch of "The Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030" by UN Women, IPU, and Equality Now
A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled on February 14, 2017 at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New York. The “Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030” aims at repealing or amending laws that discriminate...
Women's Rights in Constitutions. Global Good Practices in Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Constitutions
This policy guidance provides a range of good practice options for advancing gender equality in the content of constitutions. It contributes to, and complements, the capacity-building support that United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) staff in country and regional offices provide to a range...
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...
Unpacking Gender: The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan
With no political solution on the horizon to end the conflict in Syria, it is clear that humanitarian agencies must continue to prepare for a protracted conflict. In late 2013, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) undertook an extensive literature review and a month-long field assessment in Jordan...

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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