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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Women, Power, Politics: What has changed in the last 100 years in the UK and beyond?
Given that 2018 is the centenary of some women gaining the vote in the UK, the British Council has commissioned this research to map and understand the key developments in women’s role in politics in the UK and around the world over the last 100...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Enabling political participation of women with disabilities as the focus of OSCE/ODIHR event
Promoting the full and equal participation of women with disabilities in political and public life was the focus of discussions at a conference organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Vienna on 16 and 17...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Fempo: Website for African women in politics
In many African countries, women leaders lack the resources, numbers and visibility to significantly effect transformational change. The new initiative Fempo harnesses the power of the Internet to bring rising women leaders into the spotlight and...
Thursday, May 10, 2018
International IDEA Report: The Global State of Democracy 2017
Today’s political landscape poses complex global challenges to democracies. The landscape is shaped by globalization, geopolitical power shifts, changing roles and structures of (supra)national organizations and institutions, and the rise in modern...
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Dr. Patricia McFadden
Dr. Patricia McFadden is a sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from Swaziland. She has worked in the African and global women’s movements as well. 
Monday, April 16, 2018
Reflect us: we can only succeed if we work together
ReflectUS is a nonpartisan coalition of eight leading women’s political organizations working together to increase the number of women in office and achieve equal representation across the ideological, racial, ethnic and geographic spectrum. Joining...
Monday, April 09, 2018
USA: Hundreds of Former Staffers Urge Senate to Act on Sexual Harassment
Senate leadership to receive letter following recess Over 600 former staffers have signed a letter urging Senate leadership to consider legislation that would address sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. That number continued to grow Friday morning....
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Ukraine’s women leaders joined in Kyiv for the nation’s first women’s congress
Women are building Ukraine’s future and playing prominent roles more than ever before in the nation’s democratic transition – particularly since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity (also known as Euromaidan). Public demand for new faces in government,...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Explore women’s activism from generations past and present
A single moment can spark a revolution, collective actions can transform laws, creative expression can change attitudes and an invention can alter the course of history. It’s these threads that weave together to propel the women’s movement — even in...
Monday, March 12, 2018
IPU celebrates International Women’s Day and calls for action to advance gender equality
Statement by Senator Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union On International Women’s Day, the Inter-Parliamentary Union proudly joins the worldwide efforts to achieve gender equality. As IPU President, I call upon male...
Monday, March 12, 2018
High Level Side Event at CSW 62 on Advancing Gender-equal Nationality Rights
Over 50 countries maintain nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender, denying women the right to confer nationality on their children and spouses on an equal basis with men. These sex discriminatory laws result in wide-ranging human...
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
8 March: Empowering stories of women of Turkmenistan
Beautiful, talented, successful and modest – the women of Turkmenistan achieve outstanding results but rarely talk about it. In honour of International Women’s Day, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNODC invited eight incredible women who are engaged in a variety...
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
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.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
#PressForProgress - Yves Leterme on International Women's Day 2018
Sebretary General of International IDEA Yves Leterme discusses why we should commemorate and celebrate International Women's Day.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Statement by UN Women's Executive Director for International Women’s Day 2018
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives This year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Statement of UNDP's Administrator on International Women’s Day 2018
Theme: “The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives” Women’s movements dominate today’s global conversation. From #MeToo and #TimesUp spotlighting sexual harassment and abuse, to #NiUnaMenos, the not one less movement...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
International IDEA's International Women's Day 2018 Series: Gender-targeted public funding to support women in politics
Unequal political representation of women in relation to men remains a problem all over the world.  Just 23 per cent of the world’s members of parliament are women. A major contributing factor to this is the unequal access to the resources needed to...
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
International IDEA's International Women's Day 2018 Series: Women in politics – what (more) can we do to #PressForProgress
By Raul Cordenillo The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme, #PressForProgress, is a strong call to action amid current world developments. It stresses that efforts to achieve greater gender equality and gender inclusivity are made best and...