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

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...
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10.01.2017
Increase women MPs or face fines, parties told in the UK
Political parties must face fines if they do not ensure at least 45% of general election candidates are female, MPs have recommended.The Women and Equalities Committee said the fact that 30% of...
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01.12.2016
Honduran Political Party Leaders Send Unified Message For Women’s Political Part...
“This battle will liberate us; we want to be involved in the decision making process. Women will not continue to be used as fillers,” declared Socorro Torres, coordinator of the Honduras Interparty...
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25.11.2016
Only One Woman Will Serve in GOP Congressional Leadership in 2017
By Leigh Ann CaldwellRepublicans in the House and Senate have chosen their party's leaders for the next two years, and fewer women will be present in the top ranks.Just one woman, Rep. Cathy McMorris...
13.10.2016
Party leader sets goal for 50% of Labour MPs to be women by 2020
Party leader tells committee he backs all-female shortlists and is determined to have 50/50 representation by next election.The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called for all-female shortlists...
10.10.2016
MP Jo Cox honored with program to prepare hundreds of women for political life
The British Labour Party has launched a mentoring program for women to honor the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. Its goal is to help more than 600 women to enter politics over the next 5 years. Cox...
28.09.2016
The Women’s Equality Party takes its place in British politics
Eighteen months ago, the Women’s Equality Party didn’t exist. Now it’s one of the fastest-growing forces in British politics. Phil W. Bayles of Cafe Babel talked to the party's leader Sophie Walker ...
20.09.2016
The opposition Democratic Party in Japan Elects First Female Leader
Renho Murata became the first woman to lead the opposition Democratic Party in Japan after winning a leadership contest on September 15, 2016. By winning the leadership contest, Ms. Murata became the...

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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