Political Parties

Political Parties

Enhancing women’s political participation requires commitment and proactive engagement of political parties to integrate women’s perspectives into party platforms, ensure that women have equal and safe access to voting, and that women candidates and their advancement in party structures are supported. This includes: proactive outreach to and training women candidates, active measures to prevent violence against women in politics, and providing equitable access to campaign funds and fundraising support. To act meaningfully on these areas and others, political parties can develop concrete gender equality strategies, reform policies, codes of conduct and practices, and conduct regular gender audits.

News

20.07.2018
Zimbabwe: Parties undermining women's quota system
There is a real risk by political parties to undermine the spirit behind the women's quota system which is provided for in the Constitution aimed at empowering women by reserving 60 National Assembly...
03.07.2018
Call for parties to publish gender breakdown of candidates in UK
Political parties should be required to publish details of their election candidates by gender to highlight the "shameful" gap in numbers between men and women, campaigners are arguing.The Centenary...
13.04.2018
Japan: Diet to fix low rate of women in national and local politics
The Lower House moved to address the low representation of women in politics with a bill April 12 urging political parties to field male and female candidates in national and local assembly elections...
29.08.2017
Turkish party leader urges women and young people to go into politics
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Aug. 27 called on women and young people to get more involved in politics, on the second day of the ongoing “justice...
10.08.2017
Malian MPs discuss SDGs and gender equality
Malian MPs from across all political parties gathered at an IPU seminar in Bamako, Mali, to discuss gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The seminar, which was co-organized...
07.07.2017
Is public funding effectively increasing women’s political participation?
By Elin FalgueraToday, nearly two-thirds of the world’s countries provide political parties and/or candidates with public funding, through either monetary or indirect financial support such as...
15.05.2017
France: Half of Macron's legislative election candidates are women
The party of French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled the names of more than 400 candidates for the June legislative elections -- and half of them are women.At 39, Macron was sworn in on Sunday...
30.03.2017
Canada: New Brunswick's government to give political parties financial ince...
FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick's government is winning praise for its plan -- thought to be a Canadian first -- to give political parties a financial incentive to field more women candidates.Premier...
07.03.2017
Wanted: Female Candidates for Algeria's Parliament Quota
Algerian law requires the next parliament to be made up of 30 percent women — but political parties across the spectrum have struggled to come up with enough female candidates to fill the quota.While...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

Inter-Parliamentary Union
Malian MPs discuss SDGs and gender equality
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
A Framework for Developing Gender Policies for Political Parties
UN Women
Moldova takes historic step to promote gender equality in politics
UNDP
Gender rating of political parties of Kyrgyzstan

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