Women's Leadership

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Implementation of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Arab States
The United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security was adopted on 31 October 2000 (S/RES/1325). Participation is one of the four pillars of the UNSCR, stressing the importance of women’s equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and...
Women’s participation in politics in (post) conflict countries: Role of women in peace negotiations
“Wherever there is conflict, women must be part of the solution” – Michelle BacheletWomen must be allowed to participate in peace negotiations as well as be a part of the transition process after a conflict. However, most often women are neglected and ignored and their opinions and voices are cast...
Challenges for women in politics: the glass ceiling - stereotypes in terms of portfolio assignments
“The principles of gender-sensitive parliaments can be advanced if women occupy leadership positions as parliamentarians and as key members of parliamentary staff, as they are in a position to influence policy directions, change parliamentary procedure and practices, serve as role models to other...
Young Women and Political Leadership
Welcome to the circle on Young Women and Political Leadership. In this circle, iKNOW Politics members are invited to share their ideas and experiences about the participation of young women in politics and public life. It would be interesting to hear what iKNOW Politics members think are are the...
Clear perceptual barriers’ that prevent women from entering politics: study
David Coletto of Abacus Data revealed key findings of the latest research study that surveyed women’s participation in politics, finding alarming but “not surprising” results on the gender disparity of engagement and political participation between men and women.Click here to Watch the Global News...
Can quotas solve gender inequality in government?
The November 2018 election in the US will go down for a number of firsts. The first Somali American Muslim woman to be elected to office. The first Native American woman sent to Congress. And a record number of women elected to the House of Representatives. Currently, there are about 100 women...
5 women in politics on the importance of female leadership in the U.S Government
In 1991, Anita Hill testified about her allegations of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. As she stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hill was attacked, vilified, and dismissed by a group of 14 senators—all of them white males—and the threat to women’s...
In Cambodia’s single-party politics, women are barely seen
KAMPOT, Cambodia — Chan Kanha is the deputy mayor for the Cambodian People’s Party in this small port town, which sits along Cambodia’s southern coast and still retains much of its French colonial architecture. The Cambodian People’s Party, or CCP, is led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has run the...
SIMA RAMA's Impact Talk on women's leadership during 2012 Marikana massacre in South Africa
In a deeply personal journey, Strike a rock follows Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana, two grandmothers and best-friends living in Nkaneng, Marikana, an informal-settlement in rural South-Africa that sprung up around a mine operated by Lonmin Plc. This was the company at the heart of the 2012...
Video: The year of the woman in politics
A record-breaking number of women are running for office in 2018. CNN's Brooke Baldwin hits the trail with some of the women looking to make history, gaining unprecedented access and behind-the-scenes coverage of a historical election cycle.Click here to watch the video.
Training modules to increase women's political participation
These new training materials take best practices and approaches from NDI's work around the world and make them into a set of tools to increase the quality of training programs for women as voters, advocates, elections officials, political party members, candidates and office holders. The training...
Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit
The Gender-Responsive Assembly Toolkit is intended for all actors that drive change within organizations, including Director-/Secretary-Generals, Secretariats, Member States, civil society and staff. We undertake to uphold common standards for gender-responsive assemblies by sharing current actions...
Guide to Women Leaders (WFPG)
The Women’s Foreign Policy Group publishes the Guide to Women Leaders in International Affairs to highlight women leaders shaping foreign policy around the world. The Guide provides an index of prominent women from across the international community, including heads of state and government,...
The boot camp building a new cohort of female leaders in Latin America
In Latin America, a boot camp for high-potential women in the public sector aims to break the male hold on political decision-making by creating a new generation of female leaders. The intensive program involves coaching sessions, mentoring, skills training, networking opportunities and lectures by...
Toolkit: Advancing Women Leaders in Africa
In March 2017, Dr. Joyce Banda launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the crux of her research while serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  As a woman leader and former President of Malawi, Dr. Banda knows the barriers...
Guide on Women’s Political Networks: Defining Leadership, Breaking Barriers, and Fostering Change
Since 1995, the world average of women in parliament has grown from 11.3 percent to 22.7 percent. Although progress is slow going, multiple initiatives can be credited for building momentum behind equal representation. The Beijing Platform for Action, an agenda for women’s empowerment, is one...

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iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UN Women
Shaping the International Agenda: Raising Women’s Voices in Intergovernmental Forums
UNDP
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Women in Conflict and Peace

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