Focus Areas

Advocacy and lobbying are activities that represent and promote the needs of specific groups in political and...
The right to vote and the right to stand for election are two fundamental elements of democracy. Notably, many...
In the 20th century, one of the greatest changes to democracy around the world was women’s participation in po...
When women are empowered as political leaders, coun­tries experience higher standards of living, and positive...

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 14:44
Women may be deterred from entering politics because of abuse suffered by female MPs, Diane Abbott says.The shadow home secretary said she was speaking out about her own experiences after recently receiving a series of threats and insults.In the... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:06
Will the election of Donald Trump, who once boasted of grabbing women by the genitalia and has a history of sexist remarks, create a wave of female candidates at all levels of government in the coming years?Early signs from the groups that work with... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 14:59
According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide—64% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied by women. Rwanda... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 14:41
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken out about the sexist attitudes she still battles as a senior woman politician. In a wide-ranging interview with The Gentlewoman magazine, the SNP leader brought up a number of incidents that what... Read more

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