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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
PEW Research Center: Women and Leadership 2018
By Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Ruth Igielnik and Kim Parker, Two years after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party, and with a record number of women running for Congress in 2018, a...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
ParlTools: A new platform by ParlAmericas and UN Women dedicated to parliamentarians
Caribbean countries face complex development challenges shaped by socio-political, economic and environmental factors. These are experienced differently by women and men due to gender inequalities that intersect with variables like class, age, race...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Power to the people? Tackling the gender imbalance in combined authorities and local government
A new generation of young women is ready and willing to participate in politics. The UK general election in June 2017 saw a rise in voter turnout among 18- to 24-year-old women, with participation up from 44 to 53 per cent compared with the 2015...
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Proceedings Report of the “Gender and Electoral Reform: Making A Difference” Conference in Malaysia
The National Conference on “Gender and Electoral Reform: Making A Difference” in Malaysia was envisioned to look at current debates and obstacles as well as innovative strategies and alternative models in women’s representation in the Malaysian...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa: A Development Approach
With a special attention to gender, this four-year regional development project is designed to strengthen the development responses to mitigate the growth of violent extremism in Africa.  This focus is motivated by the ever-increasing presence of...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Policy Brief: Advancing Women’s Caucuses in Legislatures
Women’s caucuses are particularly useful for strengthening the voice of an under-heard constituency. They increase the confidence of female legislators, who often have less political experience than male colleagues, by providing a vehicle for...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Project on a Mechanism to Address Laws that Discriminate Against Women
The aim of the project was to examine the advisability of creating a new mechanism to address laws that discriminate against women. The terms of reference specified two key objectives. The first was to overview existing UN mechanisms to ascertain...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Pro PALOP-TL ISC Newsletter (August-December 2015)
Newsletter for the period August-December 2015 of the Project for the Reinforcement of Technical and Functional Competences of the Superior Audit Institutions, National Parliaments and Civil Society for the Control of Public Finance in the PALOP and...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics: A situation overview
This report, published in 2015 by the International Institute for Electoral Assistance and Democracy  presents findings from a study on political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics. It was conducted with...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Political Participation of Women in Power and Decision - Beijing + 20 Egypt
This position paper on women's political participation in Egypt was presented by the New Woman Foundation at the 2015 CSW in New York. Thw two strategic goals outline din the report are: 1- Increasing the representation of women in parliamentary...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Political declaration on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women
The present document is a draft presented  on the 20th of January in view of the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. 
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens
One of the persistent democratic deficits throughout the world is women’s lack of influence in politics. In relation to political parties in particular, the voice of women in decision-making remains insufficient, and, in some cases, is non-existent...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Pathways to, conditions and consequences of incarceration for women
Many countries are witnessing a significantly disproportionate rate of increase of women being incarcerated, compared to their male counterparts. Globally, women and girls constitute a minority of the prison population as a whole, and it is ...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Participation of Africa’s Youth: Turnout, Partisanship and Protest
The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilization in Africa. Yet, despite their numerical importance and the historical relevance of generational identities within the region, very little is really known about the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Political Participation and EU Citizenship: Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People
Young people's political participation has long been a concern. Loss of community ties, little interest in and knowledge of political processes, low levels of trust in politicians and growing cynicism of democratic institutions are often seen as...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Promoting Women: Transforming Women into Leaders
This edition of 'The Parliamentarian' by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association focuses on women in parliaments.  It includes a piece by Charles Chauvel, UNDP's Parliamentary Development Advisor, on promoting women's political representation and...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Political Parties in Africa through a Gender Lens
One of the persistent democratic deficits throughout the world is women’s lack of influence in politics. In relation to political parties in particular, the voice of women in decision-making remains insufficient, and, in some cases, is non-existent...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Papua New Guinea - Country gender assessment for the period 2011-2012
Papua New Guinea (PNG) became independent in 1976 as a constitutional parliamentary democracy. The country has four regions (Highlands, Islands, Momase and Southern) and 21 provinces including the autonomous region of Bougainville and two new...