January 18, 2016

2015 Report to UK Parliament on the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2014-17

The UK’s third National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was launched by the then Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Defense and the Secretary of State for Interna


25 Percent: A Documentary

25 Percent A Documentary

Only 25 perce

February 13, 2018

76 countries haven't had a female leader in the last 50 years - here's where women ARE in power

One hundred years ago, on February 6 1918, the UK Parliament passed an act that granted the vote to women over the age of 30.

February 8, 2018

8 political organizations that help women run for office in the United States

Since Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss in the 2016 election, there has been a renewed interest for women in politics and women running for politics.

October 11, 2013

A comparative study of structures for women MPs in the OSCE

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 for women members of parliament (MPs)) that promote gender equality and women’s representation.

October 24, 2013

A compilation of political party statutes

This compilation includes statutes from nine political parties of different ideological backgrounds, geographic locations and size.


A Dream for Africa: Video Interview with Bineta Diop

Interview with Bineta Diop

For over 20 years, Bineta Diop has been a tireless advocate for gender equality in Africa and at the forefront of a gender-sensitive approach to conflict prevention.

January 17, 2017

A Framework for Developing Gender Policies for Political Parties

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has designed this Framework in order to assist political parties and gender e

December 8, 2016

A framework for developing internal gender policies for electoral management bodies

International IDEA has conceptualiz

January 2, 2009

A Gender Responsive Parliament: A Handbook on Gender Mainstreaming in the Legislature

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 Representative (DPR) in Indonesia, namely producing legislation and forming budgets.

March 16, 2009

A Golden Age for Women's Participation in Ghana?

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 proposes some immediate strategies for greater representation of women in political leadership.

February 28, 2008

A Guide to Feminist Advocacy

This article describes benefits and challenges of feminist advocacy. It offers tips for successful advocacy and describes strategies to be incorporated into current and future work.

March 8, 2007

A Guide to Legislative Research on the Internet: An Introduction to Parliamentary and Policy Oriented Web Sites

This guide provides information on how to use the internet for legislative research.

March 8, 2007

A Guide to Organizing Public Forums

This manual describes the advantages and disadvantages of holding a public forum. It includes a detailed, step-by-step guide to organizing effective public forums for raising awareness about local issues.

April 10, 2013

A law against political harassment and violence toward women is the means not the end. Promoting awareness and defense for cases is now a national priority in Bolivia

In this document, iKNOW Politics expert María Eugenia Rojas Valverde responds to one our users queries on Women and Election and Political Violence, in the context of the recently approved Bolivian Law on the matter (May 2012).


A Message from Canadian Women MPs: "Dear 20 Year Old Me"

Dear 20 Year Old Me / Chère moi à 20 ans

October 1, 2014

A Night at the Apollo: UN Women Celebrates Beijing+20 Campaign Launch (Full Show)

A Night at the Apollo: UN Women Celebrates Beijing+20 Campaign Launch

UN Women launches the year-long campaign, "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" to spark global dialogue and actions on women's right and gender equality at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

August 16, 2013

A Place at the Table: Safeguarding Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Ten years after the start of the western intervention in Afghanistan, Afghan women are facing an uncertain future.

May 19, 2016

A Political Participation Handbook for Women

Women’s public and political partic

January 19, 2012

A Practical Guide to Constitution Building

A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building.

March 16, 2015

A Renewed Vision: DemTools 2.0

DemTools are a set of open-source solutions developed by NDI’s Technology for Democracy team (NDItech) to address some of democracy’s most common problems. 

February 15, 2017

A Seat at the Table: The Fight for Gender Parity in Kenya and Somalia

For women across the world, elector

October 27, 2014

A Step Forward, Women’s Inclusive Political Participation, South Asia

This chapter analyses the initiatives on women’s empowerment introduced by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the 

May 21, 2009

A Study of the San Salvador Municipal Gender Equity Policy

This report describes the objectives and strategies of the San Salvador gender equity policy and its impact on women.

April 30, 2014

A Study of Youth Political Participation in Poland and Romania

Although perceived changes in political participation patterns amongst young people in recent years have attracted much academic research in established democracies this remains an understudied area in