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Friday, November 30, 2018
The Reykjavik Index for leadership report
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership measures how people feel about women in leadership. It measures the perceived legitimacy of male and female leadership in politics and across twenty professions, as well as a measure of how men and women differ in...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Infographic: Women in politics in Latin America
Four years ago, Latin America was home to a third of the world’s female presidents. Today, it has none. But that doesn’t mean the region hasn’t made progress in advancing women’s role in the political sphere. In fact, as of the inauguration of...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Gender parity cabinets are on the rise
In October 2018, the highest number of gender parity cabinets was achieved. Six out of the current ten gender-balanced cabinets were formed in 2018.    In January 2014, UN Women and the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) reported only three countries...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
New Parline: the IPU’s Open Data Platform
IPU launched New Parline, a new version of its online open data platform on national parliaments. The platform is intended for MPs, academics, civil society, the media, and all those interested in parliaments as the core institution of democracy....
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Women hold at least half of ministerial positions in these countries
List as of 7 June 2018. Spain joins a handful of countries where women hold at least half of ministerial portfolios. 1. Spain The new government of Spain includes 11 women ministers and five men in addition to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. After the...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
No party to violence: Analyzing violence against women in political parties
Taking the opportunity provided by its 2017 review of political party strengthening, "Reflect, Reform, Re-engage: A Blueprint for 21st Century Parties," NDI has revised its long-standing Win With Women political party assessment tool, including by...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
76 countries haven't had a female leader in the last 50 years - here's where women ARE in power
One hundred years ago, on February 6 1918, the UK Parliament passed an act that granted the vote to women over the age of 30. They had to meet certain qualifications - such as being householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Women in Public Service Project
Using data to bridge the gender gap Globally, women make up 49.7% of the population but hold only 22% of public offices. The Women in Public Service Project Data Portal seeks to answer why this is so, and how to increase the percentage of women in...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Women in Politics Map 2017
A unique visual tool to capture women’s participation in executive government and in parliament on a given date – 1st January 2017. The map of Women in Politics not only provides a country ranking for both ministerial and parliamentary...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Security Council Resolutions: Women, Peace, and Security
The women, peace and security UN Security Council resolutions poster provides a helpful overview of each of the eight resolutions, and pulls out key provisions for each resolution. The poster is an informational resource which can be used by experts...
trump cabinet
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Women appointed to Presidential Cabinets in the United States
With many positions left to fill, President-elect Trump has already tapped several women for important positions in his administration. They include: Governor Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as secretary of...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Mapping Scandinavian Research about Women in Public Life, published in English 1970-2015
This mapping is made for the benefit of researchers who want to learn about Gender Studies in the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the theme of women/gender in public life. Most of the research literature - especially...
Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas
Monday, October 03, 2016
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...
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
#YouthStats: Public and Civic Participation
· 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
Are women getting their say in politics?
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
Infographic of the Institute for Inclusive Security on women’s inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks
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 map
Friday, September 26, 2014
Women in Politics Map (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. 
Friday, September 12, 2014
Women in Government
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.