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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
NDI's “Votes Without Violence” initiative
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 institutions, organizations and individuals the information...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Full Participation Project: NO CEILINGS
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. 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of that moment...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Brazil: The City 50-50 Platform
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 and the Research Group on Democracy and...
Thursday, May 05, 2016
UN Women's Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database
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, Asia, Europe and Oceania) and are reflective of the...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Arab Women Legal e-Platform launched
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), CAWTAR successfully launched the “Legal and Human...
Monday, March 07, 2016
NDI launches Arabic language E-learning Platform
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 skills on topics such as campaign planning, elections,...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Wishes, Demands and Priorities of National and Regional Women’s Organisations in the MENA Region
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 them?    The Arab Spring was at its core a non-...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
List of National Action Plans for the implementation of UNSCR 1325
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. Australia’s was launched in March 2012. For Australia's...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Candidate Project
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
Women in Politics Infographic
An infographic of women's engagement in politics in Macedonia. (We invit eour users to access the resource here)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Women World Leaders
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 recent years. An unprecedented total of 20 served...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Quota Project
  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 expand as more information becomes available and is...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Basic indicators about women in politics around the world
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 for election - When the first woman was elected
Monday, March 19, 2012
Political Finance Database
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 shows the use of different types of regulations in...
Sunday, March 27, 2011
UN Women: The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence agaisnt Women and Girls
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 violence against women and girls. The Centre is an...
Monday, August 30, 2010
Joint EC-UNDP Task Force on Electoral Assistance
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 each other’s approaches, roles and capacities. The...
Monday, May 18, 2009
The Social Institutions and Gender Index, SIGI
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 Ownership Rights in 102 non-OECD countries. The website...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Network of Muslim African Women
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 for the sharing of experiences on women's status...