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The iKNOW Politics Team welcomes you to our Library! We have the strong commitment of making available, for free, relevant resources and publications related to the political empowerment of women and support women politicians, practitioners, academics, experts, and the general public alike. Currently we have more than 52 different resources, searchable below by keyword, type of resource and thematic. Interested in region or country-specific resources? Please visit our homepage and use our word map! Please send us your feedback and to connect@iknowpolitics.org. We hope you will enjoy the iKNOW Politics online library!

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
· Young people are not at the center of political decision making even though almost half the world’s population is under 30 years old. [UNDP, 2013, http://bit.ly/1dd2a2L]   · Globally, less than 6% of the parliamentarians are under 35 years old [...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Compendium of Good Practices on Advancing Women’s Political Participation in the OSCE Region, compiled on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, presents good practices for enhancing women’s...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
As the Syria peace talks continue, Syrian women have reached a record in terms of numerical representation in the negotiations aiming to end five years of violent conflict in their country. Although numbers are only the first step toward...
Women in Politics 2015 Map
Friday, March 13, 2015
The Map, which presents latest data and global rankings for women in politics, reveals a mixed picture on gender equality in executive government and in parliament at regional and national levels.  
Women in politics map
Friday, September 26, 2014
Launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, the map shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place for women at the highest levels. 
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
Monday, September 15, 2014
This is a unique collection of data on the use of gender quotas around the world. It presents an overview of trends and challenges in the implementation of quotas, and it includes profiles of 85 countries and territories with detailed description of...
Friday, September 12, 2014
This wonderful infographic summarizes all the relevant data on women in all branches of government as well as legislation in place for women's political participation from around the world.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Women are often dynamic leaders of change, galvanizing women and men to get involved, claim their rights, strengthen their communities and protect their planet. Their participation is fundamental to democratic governance. Yet women still have far to...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
South Carolina’s Senate is the nation’s least gender-diverse legislative chamber, with just 2 percent representation, according to data from theCenter for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. Of the 45...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
This is a unique collection of data on the use of gender quotas around the world. It presents an overview of trends and challenges in the implementation of quotas, and it includes profiles of 85 countries and territories with detailed description of...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
A compilation of infographics mapping everything about parliamentarians by age across the globe.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Social media power youth political participation No digital divide found in participation among ethnic groups The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP), under the direction of co-principal investigators University of...
Monday, April 21, 2014
UN Women 2014 inforgraphic on women in science and technology.  
Monday, March 17, 2014
6 key findings on obstacles to women in politics based on a an Inter-parlimentary Union survey of Women and Men in Parliaments
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women today shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Want to know more about how women MPs are organizing themselves in parliaments around the world? IPU has launched a new global database on women’s caucuses in parliament to capture such information in one useful place. The database is a unique tool...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A nationwide survey examining civic, political and economic participation of Libyan Women and exploring public attitudes toward women's roles, rights and domestic violence.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This year in Davos, Switzerland, 400 of the world’s most powerful and influential women will gather for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. Co-chaired by Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Judith Rodin and including Brazil...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Ranking of women's political representation in national legislatures done by Fair Vote, The Center for Voting and Democracy
Monday, June 17, 2013
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) database on political finance regulation was originally created in 2003 and has since become the leading source of information on political finance regula tion...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Public Perceptions of the 2012 Elections & Women’s Role in Politics and Government  Findings from a Survey of 1,210 adults over the age of 18 in Ukraine (We invoite our users to read the complete report here)
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Our partner, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), has released new updated data on women in national parliaments around the world. We invite you to have a look on their site. You can also use the PARLINE Database to view detailed results of...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
2011 has been hailed as a year of democratic transformation: a year in which calls for stronger democratic institutions were made loud and clear, and in which women played a vital part. Women not only entered parliaments in increasing numbers, but...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
This resource presents a matrix with data available for 86 countries on the prevalence of physical and sexual violence against women, forced sexual initiation and abuse during pregnancy. It includes data for both lifetime and past-year prevalence,...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The Millenium Declaration and the eight Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) collectively herald a vision for a more just and equal world: a promise by governments in 189 countries to achieve social justice for all. Only five years remain until the...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Women Caucus Sheet analyses the objectives when forming a women´s caucus, its structure, and results. It also highlghts some emblematic cases.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This report contains sections on the socio-political participation of women and provides statistical information on the evolution of applying gender equality policies.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
This factsheet presents key statistics on women’s representation in politics, labor force, health care, and education system in Afghanistan. It also describes issues around marriage and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Afghanistan....
Thursday, February 22, 2007
This poster-sized map is a "snapshot" of the presence of women in executive and legislative branches of government as of March 2000. The poster provides information on the percentage of women in ministerial ranks, women in parliaments and women in...
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is your portal to the world of elections.The ACE network promotes credible, and transparent electoral processes with emphasis on sustainability, professionalism and trust in the electoral process. ACE offers a...
Monday, February 19, 2007
These statistics track the progress and developments regarding women in the political field. They provide an overview of all elections that took place in 2003; highlight the numbers of women elected; detail the number of women candidates; and...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This information kit was published on the occasion of the 49th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It is composed of six data sheets on women's participation in politics over the past sixty years. The data sheets contain...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This poster-sized map is a "snapshot" of the presence of women in executive and legislative branches of government as of January 2005. The poster provides information on the percentage of women in ministerial ranks, women in parliaments, and women...
Monday, February 19, 2007
These statistics track the progress and developments regarding women in the political field. They provide an overview of all elections that took place in 2005, highlight the numbers of women elected, detail the number of women candidates, and...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This information kit was published on the occasion of the 50th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It is composed of six data sheets on women's participation in politics over the past sixty years. The data sheets contain...
Monday, February 19, 2007
This website presents a chronology of women's suffrage in countries throughout the world.
Friday, February 16, 2007
This website offers information from the past and present regarding the numbers of women presiding as speakers of national parliaments in countries throughout the world.
Friday, February 16, 2007
These tables present data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union's statistical archives on the number of women in national parliaments. The archive contains information from 1997 to the current date.
Friday, February 16, 2007
This table presents information on the percentage of women in the two regional parliamentary assemblies elected by direct suffrage: the European Parliament and the Central American Parliament.

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