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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Unequal political representation of women in relation to men remains a problem all over the world.  Just 23 per cent of the world’s members of parliament are women. A major contributing factor to this is the unequal access to the resources needed to...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
By Raul Cordenillo The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme, #PressForProgress, is a strong call to action amid current world developments. It stresses that efforts to achieve greater gender equality and gender inclusivity are made best and...
Linda Landu (Chief Whip of Cape Winelands District Municipality, South Africa) speaks to International IDEA about women in politics.  Image: International IDEA/Fredrik Larsson
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
By Ruby Leahy Gatfield There is broad consensus that a healthy, sustainable and representative democracy is one that is based on inclusive participation and representation. Gender equality and the empowerment of women in all spheres of life is ...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
By Luis José Consuegra The advancement of gender equality and the political empowerment of women has been for many years a struggle that is faced not only at the highest political levels, but that has its roots in the basic power relationship among...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
By Brechtje Kemp and Adina Trunk  2017 was the year of hashtag-protests and few others dominated the debate more than #MeToo. Making waves far beyond Hollywood, Time magazine named The Silence Breakers from #MeToo their Person of the Year 2017. By...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
By Annamari T. Salonen Women in Myanmar are facing many challenges as a result of traditional perceptions, institutional barriers, and societal norms. These challenges range from a lack of equal job opportunities, to difficulties participating in...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
By Adina Trunk November 2017 saw the launch of International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy report, which provided a global health check on democracy, both from a long and short-term perspective. The International Women’s Day provides time for...
Monday, March 20, 2017
By iKNOW Politics Expert Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu International 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,...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, International IDEA, released a Call for Proposals for a Global Exploratory Study of Constitutional Jurisprudence Related to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In the context...