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The iKNOW Politics Team welcomes you to our Library! We have the strong commitment of making available, for free, relevant resources and publications related to the political empowerment of women and support women politicians, practitioners, academics, experts, and the general public alike. Currently we have more than 178 different resources, searchable below by keyword, type of resource and thematic. Interested in region or country-specific resources? Please visit our homepage and use our word map! Please send us your feedback and to connect@iknowpolitics.org. We hope you will enjoy the iKNOW Politics online library!

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local elections
Friday, December 23, 2016
By Corinne Roberts It’s midday in one of Dili’s busiest markets. A man pushes a food-cart selling an Indonesian-style soup with spicy meatballs. In an aluminum-roofed market stall, Barbara Garma Soares is shopping for football jerseys. Soares is one...
Thursday, December 08, 2016
International IDEA has conceptualized this Framework in order to provide an example of the main elements of an internal gender policy for an electoral management body (EMB). Its purpose is to support EMBs in their aspirations and efforts to create...
Friday, November 11, 2016
By Jack Aldane Visitors to the COP22 climate change summit in Marrakesh Morocco arrived early this morning to hear five female leaders discuss a global need for more women to influence the fight against global warming. Anne Hidalgo, Chair-elect of ...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
In 2013, 31-year-old Aja Brown made history as Compton’s youngest mayor. It was the culmination of a long journey for Brown—her grandmother had been murdered in the California city, and her family moved to another town after the tragedy. She is...
Monday, October 10, 2016
We may think we know what it is like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia. Women must all cover up in public. Women cannot drive nor can they travel without the permission of a man. Women are restricted in work, and study, and social activities. But Saudi...
Monday, October 03, 2016
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute...
Monday, October 03, 2016
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute...
Friday, September 23, 2016
Liao Bin, from the Hunan province in China, was elected as the head of her Village Committee at 27. Her average day looks like this: hours spent in efforts to boost the economy of the village, caring for left-behind children of migrant workers, and...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010. More educated and more present in the work sphere, women seem...
Thursday, July 21, 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...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
2016 has been a historic year for electing women to public office. In the US, the first woman has become the presumptive presidential nominee from a major political party. In Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen became the first female Prime Minister to take office...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Tunisia’s Parliament has approved an amendment ensuring that women have greater representation in local politics. This amendment, which applies to both municipal and regional elections, includes a proposal for “horizontal and vertical” gender parity...
Friday, June 24, 2016
The need for more Afghan women to work in government positions was the key message from those speaking at a UN-backed event in Herat city, the capital of Afghanistan’s third largest province. “Women’s participation in senior political positions is...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
To empower elected women representatives, several initiatives supported by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, such as trainings, workshops, exposure visits are helping women bring socio-political change in the communities....
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality monitors and promotes the participation of women at local level across the world. The Committee firmly believes that the participation of women in local decision-making is the foundation of global...
Monday, June 20, 2016
In Rome, 37-year-old lawyer Virginia Raggia promised a new era for the city as she celebrated her victory over centre-left Democratic Party candidate Roberto Giachetti with 67% of the votes. Virginia Raggi has been elected as Rome's first female...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Herald Scotland reports that a major exodus from Glasgow's ruling Labour administration is set to deepen rifts within the authority, with almost half the party's female councillors expected to quit politics. It is understood that six female...
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
London’s new Labour mayor Sadiq Khan has announced key members of the team he hopes will help him deliver his manifesto pledges as he embarks on his first term as mayor. It is a line-up which, as promised, gives senior roles to women, confirms his...
Monday, June 06, 2016
This research aims to map young women’s political participation at the Local Government, Presidential and Parliamentary levels including university student bodies. It also aims to track the political engagement and participation of young female...
Thursday, June 02, 2016
This manual seeks to help women during their first time as a politician in their local municipality as it is a tool that will help women elected officials to carry out their role as local elected officials. This manual aims to provide women with...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Organized by the OAS Fellows in Open Government, it is intended for representatives of civil society organizations, governments, media, and businesses and aims at devising and implementing Open Government projects in the Hemisphere. The event takes...
Friday, May 13, 2016
The political participation of women is currently a hot topic in American politics. In the race to the 2016 United States presidential elections, different polls declare Hillary Clinton a strong candidate to become the first female President of the...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Emerge Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to increase the number of Democratic women in public office, has published an article on the underrepresentation of women in politics in that State. According to CAWP data, only 25.8% of state lawmakers...
Friday, April 22, 2016
Watch this UNDP documentary highlighting the success stories of 5 women who were elected in 2010 as members of municipal council and as Moukhtara in Lebanon. UNDP Lebanon In Arabic with English subtitles
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
As Global Women Movement celebrates International Women's day on March 8th, while everyone is silent listening to the anthem of freedom and peace, and what has been achieved in progress toward full substantive equality in rights, Iraqi women...
Monday, March 07, 2016
On September 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Summit approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030....
Friday, January 15, 2016
Written by Miriam Kelberg and originally published here on December 11, 2015.  It’s no secret that throughout the world, women have been historically underrepresented in politics. Even today, there are 37 countries where women hold less than 10...
Friday, January 15, 2016
With two-thirds of the world’s population predicted to live in urban areas by the year 2050, the global landscape is changing rapidly. The incorporation of women’s voices in policy and planning would contribute to the building of cities that allow...
Friday, January 15, 2016
In July 2015, the government of Afghanistan launched the Afghan National Action Plan for implementing the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Women in Parliaments (WIP) and the Mexican Senate co-hosted the Mexico Summit on 7-9 October 2015.  Marking the 40th anniversary of the First World Conference on Women, a conference in 1975 that defined a World Plan of Action for the...
Monday, January 11, 2016
The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life. For more information on the recent election...
Monday, December 28, 2015
The program “Enhancing Women’s Political Participation in China,” implemented between 2011 and 2015 by the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) with the support of the UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, has three goals: (1) to improve laws and...
Monday, December 28, 2015
The preview of the League of Tunisian Women Voters latest documentary, directed by Tunisian actress Anissa Daoud, on the achievements and struggles of Tunisian women to bring real change to their society through political participation. For more on...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, has started in Mexico a new lecture series on Women and Politics "A pending issue". Speakers will include the Secretary of the Federal District, interviewed by Doña Guadalupe Loaeza in Nuevo Laredo. The event, organized by the...
Monday, August 03, 2015
The White Paper, published in June 2015, is a timely contribution to the latest United Nations negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is putting emphasis on both, urban development and equal opportunities for women's leadership at...
Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy -Photo Commons
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Narayanganj, Bangladesh — This Muslim-majority nation may have a female prime minister, but at the local level it remains difficult for women to gain and hold political power. Salina Hayat Ivy knows this better than anybody. As the mayor of this...
Second from left- Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Samoa's longest standing Member of Parliament and the first female member of Cabinet. Photo: UN Women/Olivia Owen.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Joint Press ReleaseUNDP and UN Women Suva, Fiji - Today (01 April 2015) representatives from the Government of Samoa, the Government of Australia, UN agencies and civil society organisations gather in Apia to witness the signing of the Increasing...
"Office of Women for Dignity" at the Zapatista Autonomous Municipality "Caracol de Oventic," Chiapas, Mexico.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
By Charlotte Maria Sáenz Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish resistance movements are creating new gender relations as a primary part of...
Indonesia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Sahanan thought her chance of being elected to the Lampung Provincial Parliament in Indonesia on last year’s parliamentary poll was next to none.  Tina Chadarsi, jostling for a district parliamentary seat in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, had similar...
women in local government
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
On September 12th 2014 iKNOW Politics launched an online discussion about women’s access to, and experience in, mayoral positions. The discussion received contributions from several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Colombia,...

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