Europe’s missing women leaders
By Corinna Horst,The European Union has a woman problem. The bloc has never had a female president of the European Commission or European Council. And just two presidents of the European Parliament have been women — Simone Veil, who served from 1979...
How will women fare in Solomon Islands elections?
By Kerryn Baker In terms of women’s representation in politics, Solomon Islands lags behind much of the world. In April, Solomon Islands will hold the first general election since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon...
Women’s representation in the 2018 Fiji election
Written by Kerryn BakerFiji went to the polls on 14 November 2018. The incumbent FijiFirst Party won a narrower victory than expected, with just over 50 per cent of the vote. The main opposition party, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA),...
USA: The sublime, sudden new normal of watching women run for President
By Mattie Kahn,Earlier this week Kamala Harris entered the 2020 presidential race. Her announcement was the expected conclusion to the will-she-won't-she conversation that has surrounded her since she was elected to the Senate in 2016, announced her...
Nigerian women in politics: Biases, barriers, solutions
By Vweta Chadwick,During a visit to Nigeria in January this year, the UK special envoy on gender equality, Joanna Roper told journalists 250 million pounds has been earmarked by the British government towards getting more Nigerian women get into...
GOP is trying to figure out why it has almost no women in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally.West Virginia's Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She'll join...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UN Women
Preventing violence against women in elections: A programming guide
UNDP Online Course on Enhancing Women’s Participation Throughout the Electoral Cycle
Inter-Parliamentary Union
IPU Press Release for International Women's Day 2017: More ambitious measures needed to enhance women’s representation in parliament
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
A framework for developing internal gender policies for electoral management bodies

Related Websites

European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative