Partner Updates

March 15, 2019
Proportion of women ministers all-time high, IPU/UN Women map shows
UNITED NATIONS, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The proportion of women ministers is at an all-time high at 20.7 percent, 2.4 percentage points higher than that in 2017, according to data in the 2019 edition of the biennial IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union)-UN Women map released Tuesday. "Women's representation...
March 15, 2019
'Snail's pace' progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say
By Ellen Wulfhorst, UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so slow that more quotas and incentives are called for, female leaders said at the United Nations on Tuesday. Countries with...
March 12, 2019
Women in Politics Map 2019
This map is a unique visual tool that captures women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date—1st January 2019. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary representation, but also statistics on women in...
March 8, 2019
International IDEA: #BalanceForBetter
International Women’s Day presents an opportunity to take stock and reinforce the sought-after goals for women’s empowerment in all spheres of life. The global pursuit to #BalanceforBetter can only be attained when there is zero tolerance for any form of discrimination against women and girls, when...
March 8, 2019
Statement of UN Women's Executive Director for International Women’s Day 2019
Statement for International Women’s Day by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women At a time when innovation is dominant, shaping and changing the way people live in every part of the world, we have to be intentional about its use to positively impact...
March 8, 2019
Joint Statement by the IPU and the CEDAW on International Women’s Day 2019
International Women’s Day 40th Anniversary of CEDAW Women’s leadership and the equal participation of women and men in public affairs and decision-making are matters of human rights which are key elements of democracy and lasting peace, and prerequisites for achieving sustainable development. Our...
March 7, 2019
Statement of UNDP's Administrator for International Women’s Day 2019
Women and girls are impatient for change, and it’s easy to understand why.   Women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar men earn for the same work.   At least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation.   Women account for just 24 percent of...
March 6, 2019
Do the Math: Include Women in Government Budgets
By Zohra Khan and Lisa Kolovich Every day, women around the world experience less opportunity than men in education and employment, and less political representation. While many countries recognize the need for gender equality and women’s empowerment, governments can structure spending and taxation...
March 5, 2019
Women in parliament in 2018: The year in review
The annual report provides an update and analysis of progress made and setbacks encountered by women in parliament further to elections and renewals held over a year. Produced every year on the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), it presents data on women in national parliaments,...