This case study from International IDEA analyses how political parties and electoral systems shape women’s opportunities to gain access to power in Latin America.It also compares the impact of quotas and electoral rules on women's political participation across the region.
This paper describes relationships between women and political parties in South Asia, with case studies of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India. It also explores how political parties and social movements organize women and address women’s issues.
This paper describes the impact of social, cultural and political changes in Latin America on women’s political participation. It also discusses the barriers women have to overcome to achieve and exercise real power.
This report shows that while quotas are certainly important for giving women better chances to enter politics, women still face meaningful obstacles in making their contribution substantive and meaningful.
This report was designed in response to Security Council Resolution 1325 in an effort to document the specific impact of war on women and to explore the potential of involving women in peace processes.
WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research i
This manual provides training tips and workshop techniques for political party trainers to train Nepali women candidates for local government.
Why form a Women’s Caucus?
The Women Caucus Sheet analyses the objectives when forming a women´s caucus, its structure, and results. It also highlghts some emblematic cases.
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 caucuses in parliaments in Latin American countries.
This article is about recent legislative efforts to introduce the 30 percent quota for women candidates in Mongolia and the struggle of mongolian women in adopting this legislation.
This report argues that women’s emp
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.
More than a decade after United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was unanimously adopted, the striking absence of women from formal peace negotiations reveals a troubling gap between the aspirations of countless global and regional commitments and the reality of peace processes.
This report represents a synthesis of the key findings and recommendations of a regional research project on women’s political participation and economic empowerment in countries emerging from conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
This consolidated response highlights types of positive action measures, advocacy campaigns, women’s movements, and educational opportunities that help women in traditional and conservative societies to overcome some of the barriers that they face in politics and public life.
Many Canadians are grappling with t
The purpose of this report is to highlight trends in women’s representation in Viet Nam’s government, provide an overview of the legal framework related to women’s leadership and to discuss the challenges and barriers faced by women in the public sector.
More Asia Pacific countries than ever before have elected local governments and national parliaments. Despite the progress made in establishing democratic institutions in the Asia Pacifi c, women continue to participate unequally both as voters and as candidates.
A Comparative Study in Five Southeast Asian Countries: Cambodia,
Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste:
The Women’s Resource and Development Agency is a Northern Ireland regional organization with a mission to advance women’s equality and participation in society by working to bring about social, political and economic change for women.
In order to provide a detailed look at the conditions faced by women in the Middle East and understand the complex environment surrounding efforts to improve their status, Freedom House conducted a comprehensive study of women’s rights in the region.
This report describes the current status of gender equality laws across the United States and the lessons learned during the last three decades of the 20th century. It also discusses issues faced by women in employment, domestic violence, poverty, and welfare system.
Egypt’s post-revolution constitution does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender or religion. It only recognizes women’s domestic role within a family “founded on religion, morality, and patriotism.” Clerics will have the final word over the new laws.
This consolidated response highlights tools used to empower women candidates, such as providing training, working with political parties, using affirmative action measures,and holding outreach campaigns.