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8/16/2017
Coumba Diaw is the only female Mayor in the Louga region of Senegal. She grew up listening to a rhetoric that restricted women from participating in politics and public life. But that didn’t stop her...
8/14/2017
In October 2017, Liberians will head to the polls to vote, as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State, completes her second and final term tenure this year.
8/11/2017
Data from the IPU shows the worrisome lack of representation of young people in parliaments. To commemorate International Youth Day 2017 (12 August), the IPU has asked young MPs worldwide to share...
8/10/2017
Malian MPs from across all political parties gathered at an IPU seminar in Bamako, Mali, to discuss gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The seminar, which was co-organized...
8/1/2017
Mehrezia Maïza Labidi chaired many of the plenary sessions that led to the birth of Tunisia’s new constitution, which includes a clause guaranteeing women’s rights.
7/25/2017
Abdia Gole, 33, is a recent graduate of Business Management from one of the leading universities in Kenya, and a candidate for the upcoming County Assembly elections for Gorbo Ward, Marsabit County,...
7/6/2017
The IPU held a capacity-building workshop for staff of the Kenyan Parliament on mainstreaming gender into parliamentary work. The workshop, co-organized with the Parliament of Kenya on 19-23 June in...
7/5/2017
By Maurice Mboula Jean-Claude Didier Enguelegue
7/5/2017
Five years ago, the IPU adopted its Plan of Action for Gender-Sensitive Parliaments at its 127th Assembly in Quebec.
6/20/2017
Preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) requires more than adopting laws—they need to be effectively implemented.
6/13/2017
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are...
6/12/2017
By Karen Cirillo and Jodi Hilton
5/31/2017
Do new generations of citizens no longer support democratic values and practices?
5/30/2017
Nepal — "I am contesting the upcoming election with my headscarf on, duly following the advice o
5/4/2017
The IPU developed both the concept and definition of gender-sensitive parliaments and has been at the forefront of supporting gender-sensitive parliamentary reform. On 20 April, the Feminist Group of...
5/1/2017
UN Women will launch a publication titled “Shaping the international agenda: Raising women’s voices in intergovernmental forums” at a high-level event in New York on 2
4/4/2017
Only 1.9 per cent of lawmakers are aged below 30, and 14.2 per cent below 40, and 26 per cent under 45, shows an Inter-parliamentary Union presentation made on Tuesday. 
4/4/2017
The IPU held several events during the first week of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place in New York from 13 to 24 March.
3/20/2017
New York, 20 March - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is joining forces with the Wilson Center to provide extensive data on women’s leadership in public administration for The Center’s...

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