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Let’s talk about money: comparative perspectives on political finance regulations
Money is a necessary component of the democratic process, enabling the expression of political support as well as competition in elections. At the same time, if the funding of political parties and election campaigns are not effectively regulated, money could also undermine the integrity of...
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For International Women's Day 2018, International IDEA sat down with female politicians from South Africa and Zambia to discuss rising above party lines to place gender equality on the political agenda.
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 with the Parliament of Mali, took place on 25 and 26 July.The seminar aimed to sensitize Malian MPs...
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 subsidised access to media.In a number of countries , primarily within Europe and Latin America, generous...
A Framework for Developing Gender Policies for Political Parties
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has designed this Framework in order to assist political parties and gender equality advocates in their efforts to develop comprehensive policies to advance gender equality within political parties. Political...
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Political finance and the equal participation of women in Colombia: a situation analysis
The impact of economic resources on the political participation of women has become a prominent issue in the field of comparative political finance.In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that politics dominated by money is, more often than not, politics dominated by men. It is not...
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Political parties are a cornerstone of democracy, providing critical pathways for citizens’ political participation and engagement. They mobilise citizens behind ideologies and policies, select candidates for representative posts, lead electoral campaigns, form legislative blocs in parliaments and...
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Taking the opportunity provided by its 2017 review of political party strengthening, "Reflect, Reform, Re-engage: A Blueprint for 21st Century Parties," NDI has revised its long-standing Win With Women political party assessment tool, including by adding guidance on measuring levels of and dealing...
Power to the people? Tackling the gender imbalance in combined authorities and local government
A new generation of young women is ready and willing to participate in politics.The UK general election in June 2017 saw a rise in voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-old women, with participation up from 44 to 53 per cent compared with the 2015 general election. However, so far there is little...
Paper on Women’s Political Parties in Europe
This paper considers the emergence of women’s parties, their nature, and development in a comparative framework. Using an original dataset derived from European electoral commissions, statistical offices, national libraries, media archives, party records, and interviews of experts from the...
Gender quotas and the crisis of the mediocre man: Theory and Evidence from Sweden
Quotas aren't anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Timothy Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and iKNOW Politics Expert Johanna Rickne in their paper. The abstract is provided below. AbstractWe develop a model where party leaders choose the...
Sex, Bipartisanship, and Collaboration in the U.S. Congress
Are women in Congress really more likely than their male counterparts to work together and get things done, regardless of party lines? Or are they first and foremost partisan creatures? This Political Parity report was authored by researchers Jennifer Lawless, professor of government at American...

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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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