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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 75 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, October 19, 2016
Through its “Votes Without Violence” initiative, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is developing and testing new strategies to address violence against women in elections. Collecting needed data on this under-reported issue provides...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
In 1995, at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, leaders from governments and civil society around the world came together and committed to ensuring that women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life...
Monday, October 03, 2016
UN Women launched www.cidade5050.org.br where candidates will be able to make public commitments to gender equality. The project was developed in a partnership between UN Women Brazil, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), the Patrícia Galvão Institute...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions extracted from 195 constitutions from around the world. The countries are organized according to five geographical regions (Africa, Americas,...
Friday, April 08, 2016
As a result of the cooperation between the Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR), UN Women and UNDP, and with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND),...
Monday, March 07, 2016
On March 2, 2016, the National Democratic Institute launched its new Arabic-language e-learning and training platform “Taalam Shaarek”, which means “learn participate” in English. The platform allows citizens to build their civic and political...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Women alongside men participated in the protest movements in the Arab world in 2011. From Tunisia to Bahrain, from Egypt to Syria women from all backgrounds demanded freedom, equality, dignity, justice and democracy. Did we hear them and listen to...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
To date, there are 58 countries that have adopted a National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. Afghanistan’s National Action Plan 2015 -2022. Click here for the overview....
Friday, February 07, 2014
This website offesr a list of contacts for specialized organizations that are out there waiting to help people run successful campaigns.  
Friday, April 26, 2013
An infographic of women's engagement in politics in Macedonia. (We invit eour users to access the resource here)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
FEMALE WORLD LEADERS CURRENTLY IN POWER The following is a list of female presidents and prime ministers who are presently in power as of JANUARY 15, 2013. CURRENT TOTAL: 17 The number of female leaders serving simultaneously has declined a bit in...
Monday, April 01, 2013
  The Database provides information on the various types of quotas in existence today, detailing the percentages and targets in countries where they are applicable. This Database is intended as a working research tool. That is, it will continue to...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A very easy to use website outlining basic indicators for women in politics accross the globe. The resource outlines the following information for every country: - When women were given the right to vote - When women were given the right to stand...
Monday, March 19, 2012
The International IDEA political finance database contains information on political finance control provisions in more than 175 countries around the world. That makes it the largest collection of such information. The information in this database...
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls is an online resource in English, French and Spanish, designed to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementations and other practitioners dedicated to addressing...
Monday, August 30, 2010
The EC-UNDP partnership in electoral assistance is unique for its scope, for its achievements and ambitions. It builds on a history of sector experience, specific attention to the lessons learned in previous projects and a mutual understanding of...
Monday, May 18, 2009
The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a new composite measure of gender discrimination based on social institutions. It measures gender inequality in five areas: Family Code, Physical Integrity, Son Preference, Civil Liberties and...
Monday, November 24, 2008
The network aims to promote and strengthen the capacity and leadership of African women in politics overcoming challenges faced by Muslim women throughout the region. It also aims at setting up a platform for knowledge production and management and...
Friday, October 10, 2008
The “50/50 Campaign for Democracy” of the European Women’s Lobby is a push for concrete action to increase women’s presence in politics and in the 2009 European Parliament elections. The Campaign is endorsed by prominent personalities across Europe...
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wikigender.org is an online platform to find and exchange information related to gender equality. Users are invited to comment on or improve existing articles, and to create or upload new documents.
Monday, July 07, 2008
MDG3 Global Call to Action campaign focuses on the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG 3) on gender equality and women's economic empowerment. Half-way to 2015 we are still far from achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals to halve...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Running Start is an organization that brings young women to politics so that they are knowledgeable about the process, invested in the outcome, and interested in participating as elected leaders.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Women's Centre for Democracy and Human Rights is a nongovernmental organisation aimed at developing democratic society based on human rights, gender equity and social justice. The organization achieve its goals through education, advocacy and...
Monday, September 10, 2007
This website highlights the efforts to build capacity in peacekeeping missions on gender issues and brings together materials that can be used in gender training.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
CAWTAR is an independent regional institution promoting gender equality in the Arab World through research, training, networking, and advocacy.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Reconciliation Resource Network (RRN)is an online forum for sharing information, best practices, links and other resources among the diverse and geographically dispersed community of reconciliation practitioners, analysts and policy makers.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers fights against the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women and promotes their human rights.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The Women’s Parliamentary Club in the Assembly of Macedonia is the only parliamentary group where members of all parties represented in the Assembly meet and discuss legislative strategies to improve the situation of women in the country. The Club...
Friday, April 06, 2007
The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) is a regional inter-parliamentary body composed of twelve parliaments in the SADC region. The objectives of the Forum include the promotion of multiparty democracy, good...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes,...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) for rights, development, and peace is dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. It aims to build networks, working with 18 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South,...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is an international organization that advocates for women’s equality in global policy. It seeks to empower women as decision-makers to achieve economic, social and gender justice, a healthy...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Women’s Resource and Development Agency is a Northern Ireland regional organization with a mission to advance women’s equality and participation in society by working to bring about social, political and economic change for women.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
WomenMatter is a content-driven, nonpartisan web-based organization that is designed to educate women about political processes and help them to use those processes to better their own lives.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Women for Women’s Human Rights - New Ways is a women’s and human rights NGO established in Turkey. It seeks to promote women’s human rights and to support the active and broad participation of women as free individuals and equal citizens in the...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Women for Women International mobilizes women to change their lives by bringing a holistic approach to addressing the unique needs of women in conflict and post-conflict environments.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government was founded with the internal goal of incorporating an understanding of gender perspectives on public policy into the education of future and current leaders...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Women & Politics Institute, located within the School of Public Affairs at American University, advances the study and discussion of women and politics, promotes opportunities for women in politics, and trains women to become political...
Thursday, April 05, 2007
WOMANKIND Worldwide works to enable women to voice their concerns and claim their rights, and to work globally for policies and practices that promote equality between men and women.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
The Women and Society Research, Policy and Advocacy Centre is an independent, feminist, non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote women's rights at the national, regional and global level, and advocates for gender-sensitive...

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