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Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
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...
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...

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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...

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6 key findings on obstacles to women in politics based on a an Inter-parlimentary Union survey of Women and Men in Parliaments

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This fact sheet provides information on the UNDP project "Gender Sensitive and Pro-Poor Democratic Governance Indicators for Policy Reform" (a.k.a. the Governance Indicators Project). It outlines the framework of the project's pilot programme and...

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This fact sheet emphasizes the importance of engendering efforts to achieve the Millienium Development Goals (MDGs) and suggests several ways to make the MDG implementation and reporting process more gender-sensitive.
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...

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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...

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A compilation of infographics mapping everything about parliamentarians by age across the globe.

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A nationwide survey examining civic, political and economic participation of Libyan Women and exploring public attitudes toward women's roles, rights and domestic violence.

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These statistical charts present data that can serve as an analysis of gender equality in Republika Sprska, Bosnia-Herzegovina as of 2003.
These statistical charts present data that can serve as an analysis of gender equality in Republika Sprska, Bosnia-Herzegovina as of 2006.

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This Human Development Report focuses on the implications of the process of European Union (EU) accession for human development in Romania. It argues that while economic integration may bring overall economic and social benefits to Romanian society...
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)

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This report contains sections on the socio-political participation of women and provides statistical information on the evolution of applying gender equality policies.
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...

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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...

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This online encyclopedia is a repository of information covering topic areas in elections management, with an emphasis on sustainability, professionalism and trust in the electoral process. It covers topics such as electoral systems, electoral...
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...
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...
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...
This database provides access to a number of resources on the use of electoral quotas for women. It contains quota details for over ninety countries, and provides country case studies, working papers, and a discussion forum on topics related to...

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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....

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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,...
This first Regional Report on Voter Turnout is developed from the IDEA Global Voter Turnout database, which contains statistics from 170 countries for parliamentary and presidential elections since 1945 and is continually updated. The Report brings...
This report provides an overview of worldwide voter turnout statistics between 1945-2002 for parliamentary and presidential elections. It is based on the International IDEA database of elections, and examines voter turnout trends since 1945. It also...

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These statistical charts present data that can serve as an analysis of gender equality in Republika Sprska, Bosnia-Herzegovina as of 2005.
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...
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.
Ranking of women's political representation in national legislatures done by Fair Vote, The Center for Voting and Democracy
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.
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.
This table lists data on world averages and regional averages of women in parliament. It is compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by national parliaments.
This table lists country-specific data concerning the number of women presently holding seats in national parliaments.
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...
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...
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...
Women in Politics 2015 Map
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
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. 

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