Partner Updates

July 12, 2019
Barriers to election remain high in quest for gender equality in Japan
Why hasn’t Japan been able to eliminate the perception that politics is a man’s world? Gender equality, women’s active participation in the workplace and female empowerment have taken root in society, but women’s participation in the all-important realm of politics remains sluggish. Is the problem...
July 11, 2019
The prevention and mitigation of election-related violence: An action guide
Understanding and explaining outbreaks of election-related violence is a complex task; predicting whether forthcoming elections will turn violent, which factors may underlie or trigger violence, and what can be done to prevent violence is even more difficult. One way to address the problem is to...
July 11, 2019
Gender in political parties’ strategic plans
The global average for women’s representation in parliaments was 24 per cent in January 2019. Political parties are identified as responsible for women’s underrepresentation, given their role as the main gatekeepers of elected decision-making positions in most countries. This factsheet illustrates...
July 11, 2019
Engaging young people and women in European Parliament elections
This Discussion Paper puts together relevant data on the inclusion of young people and women in European Parliament elections. It is focused on two pitfalls of EU electoral democracy: voter absenteeism on the part of young people, and the under-representation of women in the European Parliament....
July 5, 2019
UN: G20 Summit Must Tackle Women's Inequality
While much of the talk at the G20 summit has been about trade frictions and geopolitical tensions, one participant says there's another subject that should be high on the agenda. The head of the UN agency for women's empowerment wants G20 leaders to do more to promote women in politics and the...
July 5, 2019
UN Women to release report about progress of world's females
JOHANNESBURG  - United Nations Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, will on Tuesday launch the organisation's flagship report about the current status of females in the world. The report is an extensive assessment of the reality of families today, taking into account sweeping economic,...
July 5, 2019
Is Ramaphosa’s Cabinet truly ‘gender-equal’?
While half the ministers in Ramaphosa’s Cabinet are women, this Cabinet as a whole is still slightly skewed towards men. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been hailed for the important milestone of appointing women to half the country’s Cabinet posts for the first time. Phumzile Mlambo-...
July 5, 2019
#NotInMyParliament—Sexism, harassment and violence against women parliamentarians
Violence against women is one of the most widespread human rights violations, and the world of politics is also affected by this scourge. As in other sectors, violence against women in politics has been tolerated and normalised for too long. It can take many forms, including harassment, sexist...
July 3, 2019
To accelerate gender equality, UN Women launches a Call to Action to parliamentarians
(Tokyo, 27 June)—In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25) and UN Women’s ground-breaking campaign commemorating the anniversary, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile...