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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Summary of the e-Discussion on Funding for Women Candidates
The e-Discussion on Funding for Women Candidates was launched on 15 May 2018 in Arabic, English, French and Spanish and ended on 19 June 2018. Women politicians, experts, practitioners, and academics discussed the challenges and opportunities for...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Video on women candidates and campaign finance
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
An Introduction to Gender Budgeting
The event will serve as introduction to gender responsive budgeting (GRB) by analysing key concepts and tools. It will analyse GRB as a strategic tool to boost gender equality mainstreaming in economic planning and financial management at the...
Monday, April 02, 2018
Gender-targeted Public Funding for Political Parties: A Comparative Analysis
Gender inequality in the political process remains an important problem in all countries. Women often have less access than men to the resources needed to successfully seek a party nomination or stand in an election, and political parties tend to...
Monday, March 12, 2018
CSW Side Event on "Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women"
On the margins of CSW 62, join an exciting group of leading voices on gender budgeting to explore innovative strategies to increase investment in rural women and girls.  Panelists: H.E. Ms. Mila Carovska, Minister for Labour and Social Policy,...
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Facebook Live Q&A on gender-targeted public funding to support women in politics
Join a live chat on International IDEA's Facebook page to discuss gender targeted public funding to support women in politics with Gary Klaukka. Ever wanted to know more about how political finance legislation is designed to help close the gender...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Making Laws Work for Women and Men: A Practical Guide to Gender-Sensitive Legislation
This ODIHR guide looks at the legislative process as a vital entry point for gender mainstreaming, while taking into account the direct and tangible impact of legislation on people’s lives. It is primarily intended for members of parliament and...
Friday, July 07, 2017
Is public funding effectively increasing women’s political participation?
By Elin Falguera Today, 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 ,...
Financing for Gender Equality
Monday, April 10, 2017
Book on Financing for Gender Equality: Realising Women’s Rights through Gender Responsive Budgeting
This collection of essays addresses the glaring gap between policy commitments and actual investments in gender equality, ranging across sectors and focusing on development aid, peace-building and climate funds. Casting a spotlight on the...
Thursday, December 08, 2016
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...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Deb Sofield
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Stephanie Berger
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...
Friday, July 01, 2016
Fund for Gender Equality Annual Report 2015
As the world adopts a new framework to tackle its most acute development problems, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) has a clear vision for its role. Building on high-impact grant-making since 2009, the Fund is poised to directly support...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Online Course: Gender Responsive Budgeting
Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realized in public budgets. Since the 1990s, gender budgeting is increasingly used in developed and developing countries by different actors (...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW)
In order to strengthen the lobby and advocacy capacity of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the South, it was launched the Netherlands Accountability Fund. Managed by the Dutch Embassies, the Fund provides multiannual grants to local CSOs...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Oxfam Awards to recognize the role of women champions of economic empowerment
New report published by OXFAM’s Policy and Practice Blog explains that women are leading the way in economic empowerment in agriculture. To commemorate International Women’s Day, Oxfam’s International Executive Director, Ms. Winnie Byanyima,...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Seema Malhotra
Uday Nagaraju interviewed Seema Malhotra, Labour and Co-Operative Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston (UK), Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Founder and President of the Fabian Women's Network, Former Shadow Home Office Minister for...