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UNDP Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark talks about the challenges and the undeniable gains of empowering women to participate in politics at the highest levels.

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Report / White Paper Resource
Voters in the EU will elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament during the European elections of 22-25 May 2014. The new European Parliament, representing the interests of over 500 million...

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Report / White Paper Resource
30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women’s Political Participation in Latin America examines the progress made in women’s participation at all levels of public and party decision making, in the...

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Online Courses Resource
Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with...

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Report / White Paper Resource
As a first of its kind in the OSCE region, this study is concerned with the presence and operation of dedicated women’s parliamentary bodies (alternatively referred to as parliamentary struc­tures...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This guidebook provides brief and simple references on gender mainstreaming in legislative processes. In particular, the guide focuses on two of the three principal functions of the House of...
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
This paper is a comparative commentary on the situation of women’s political leadership in Ghana. The paper highlights progress made in the country, draws attention to areas of retrogression and...
Guide / Training Material Resource
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and...
Discussion Summaries Resource
An interesting contribution in the discussion came from Sarry, who shared an experience from Namibia. Sarry: “Namibia at the moment stands at over 30% women representation and 42% at the local...
Report / White Paper Resource
While the number of women parliamentarians is understood to have increased by 75% since 19951, such trends are not as encouraging considering that women continue to be at the ‘bottom of the power...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent....
Interviews Interview
Interview with Ms Agnes Francesci, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27,...
News Story Resource
AGORA is a multilateral initiative, jointly managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank Institute (WBI), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (...
Interviews Interview
iKNOW Politics interview with Ms. Ala Talabani, Member of Parliament in Iraq on the creation of the Multi-Party Women's Caucus during the International Conference on Effective and Sustainable...
Interviews Interview
“I was a typical African woman who was raised to believe that politics is for men, and I refused to run. But in the end, I did it for my party, because I thought it would be unfair to stay out of...
Interviews Interview
Senator and President of the Jordanian Women’s Union
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
By posing this question to parliamentarians from all over the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) caused something of a stir. An IPU study[1] found that women are overwhelmingly the main...
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
The newspaper present analysis of impact of the implementation of gender quotas on women in politics in Armenia.
Interviews Interview
Interview with Arta Dade, member of the Parliament of Albania, speaking on the Women Parliamentarians Alliance in Brussels during the Women in Parliament (WIP) Conference, November 2013  
Interviews Resource
Listen to the interview with Senator Asma Khader on key milestones reached for women in politics in Jordan in 2013
Guide / Training Material Resource
This manual describes public hearings as an integral part of the work of parliamentary committees. It serves as a guide for members of parliamentary committees in Kosovo on conducting a public...
Guide / Training Material Resource
It aims at providing the legislators with the necessary tools that would help them in assessing legislations and proposing them to promote social and democratic change in their countries. The guide...

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International Agreement and Action Plans Resource
This declaration was adopted by participants to Parliamentarians' Day, which was held by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on the occasion of the Fourth World Conference on Women. It affirms the...
Interviews Interview
Interview with Ms. Betty Amongi-Ongom, Member of Parliament of Uganda during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27 2013 in Quito, Ecuador.      
Report / White Paper Resource
Since its birth, South Sudan has taken progressive steps toward creating an inclusive government – attempting to achieve gender equality in all levels of government. In July 2013, IFES and  Conflict...
Interviews Interview
Interview with Ms Bintu Jalia Lukumu N Abwooli, Member of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013,...
Online Courses Resource
The BRIDGE Civic Education Development Project (CEDP) is a professional development project to build capacity in people working in areas of democracy and governance.This project developed from the...
Report / White Paper Resource
Put simply, governance refers to decision-making by a range of interested people (or 'stakeholders') including those in formal positions of power and 'ordinary' citizens. These decisions have a huge...

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Interviews Interview
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Carolyn Bennett, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Liberal Women's Caucus in Canada on women's political participation in Canada,...
Guide / Training Material Resource
Jointly produced by the IPU and UNODC, the Handbook on Combating Trafficking in Persons is intended to encourage parliamentarians to take an active part in stopping human trafficking. It contains a...
Report / White Paper Resource
This paper highlights the importance of legislative committees, as well as committee meetings and hearings. It describes the different types of committees, the regulations governing committee...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions. It argues that women and men...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response analyzes the role and historical development of multi-party parliamentary women’s caucuses. The response looks into the goals, challenges and achievements of women's...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response analyzes current situation of women’s participation in local governments around the world and discusses the impact of women’s engagement in local politics.
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response discusses factors stimulating the advancement of women in politics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the highlighted factors include gender quotas in politics, national women’...

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