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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
This report sets out recommendations to improve the situation of migrant, refugee and trafficked women. It discusses issues relating to gender equality and international migration; poverty reduction...

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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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Guide / Training Material Resource
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.
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This guide is based on a three-week on-line discussion on young women and HIV/AIDS, hosted by The Association for Women's Rights in Development and UNIFEM. It provides an overview of the on-line...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This manual was developed for an advocacy training session held in Kyrgyzstan. It contains important information on the legislative processes in Kyrgyzstan in order to aid in the planning and...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This manual was developed for an advocacy training session held in Kyrgyzstan. It contains important information on the legislative processes in Kyrgyzstan in order to aid in the planning and...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This manual brings together training material used in Vital Voices advocacy and campaign skills trainings across the globe.  
Interviews Interview
Ms. Afaf Ahmed Abdel Rahman shares here experience with iKNOW Politics online network. She has been an active member since 2009. Ms. Afaf is the former Minister of Social Development, Khartoum State...
Report / White Paper Resource
This resource highlights action-oriented agreed conclusions on a number of issues, including women in power and decision-making, and institutional mechanism for the advancement of women.
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This powerpoint presentation was given during the Regional Conference on Women's Political Participation: Charting a Path for Political Equality in Asia, organized by UNDP and the National Committee...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This guide describes ‘feminist advocacy’ and how gender equality advocates can use it most effectively. It provides tips on how to weave feminist advocacy into work, chose an advocacy strategy, and...
Report / White Paper Resource
Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development...

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Report / White Paper Resource
How does migration advance or impede gender equality? How can policy-makers and practitioners promote gender equality in work on migration? Migration can bring new opportunities for greater gender...
Report / White Paper Resource
The terms ‘Participation’ and ‘Gender’ have become a part of development discourse and practice in the last few decades. Advocates of these concepts have claimed that they allow for representation of...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report documents global efforts to embrace the tenets of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It provides a collection of case studies which...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report discusses women’s political participation in Iraq, including their role in building sustainable peace in the country and drafting the new constitution. It also include biographies of some...
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
Well known for its highly articulate and influential women, Pakistan is also notorious for the severe restrictions placed on women’s personal and political liberties.

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Guide / Training Material Resource
This report describes the best practices of building successful political coalitions and examines issues that political parties and other organizations should consider when attempting to build a new...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This Code of Conduct assumes that governments, parties, organizations and individuals are each committed to multi-party pluralism and the democratic process. International IDEA reviewed several Codes...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This issue of "Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security" contains several articles that seek to stimulate debate regarding the positive contributions that women make on peace and security issues...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights barriers faced by women in Muslim countries in funding their political campaigns and participating in public life. The consolidated response also discusses the...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights the role of international organizations, national governments, and non-profit women’s organizations in mainstreaming gender into national policies and...
Expert responses Resource
According to Marcia J Bates, professor at UCLA, "Information behaviour is the currently preferred term used to describe the many ways in which human beings interact with information, in particular,...
Expert responses Resource
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...
Report / White Paper Resource
This handbook was written as a guide to help Members of Parliament in Malawi work effectively with their constituency. It provides information on methods of constituency outreach, contact information...
Report / White Paper Resource
This paper raises issues about how the Constituent Assembly will work, and how its procedures will have an impact both on the way in which women members will be able to play a part in its work, and...
Report / White Paper Resource
In their process of meeting the European Union’s pre-accession requirements, the countries of Southeast Europe (SEE) have focused on establishing and consolidating rule of law. However, their pursuit...

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Guide / Training Material Resource
The DAC Working Party on Gender Equality has drawn together a set of practical guidelines for advancing the goals identified by the OECD Development Assistance Committee and by the Beijing Platform...
Guide / Training Material Resource
The Internet, cell phones and related technologies are profoundly affecting social, economic and political institutions worldwide, particularly in new and emerging democracies. In the hands of...
Report / White Paper Resource
In today’s globalizing world, there is growing emphasis on local democracy. More than ever, cities need new ideas for ways of managing the political challenges and opportunities that arise from...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report summarizes policy recommendations and strategies discussed at the seminar "Developing gender-sensitive local services". It discusses the importance of developing gender-sensitive services...
Website / Database Resource
DidiBahini is a non-profit non-governmental organization established with the goal of facilitating gender mainstreaming into the development process in Nepal.
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This paper is aimed at stimulating discussions in the round table on human rights, gender and HIV/AIDS. It discusses the human rights and gender targets in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS...

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