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Women’s political participation in electoral processes requires targeted support to overcome gender discrimination. Key strategies for enhancing gender balance in electoral processes include: working with political parties to promote gender sensitive policies and practices to foster women’s leadership; targeted outreach and support for women to register to vote and safely access polling stations; guarantee of protection from election related violence and harassment; the use of quotas and temporary special measures to increase women’s representation; effective technical and financial support to women candidates and political leaders; and engagement of male champions for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

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Race, gender and politics: Is the United States ready for a Black woman president?

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July 25, 2024

Race, gender and politics: Is the United States ready for a Black woman president?

Shirley Chisholm, a Democratic congresswoman, was the first African American woman to run for president of the United States.

Shirley Chisholm, a Democratic congresswoman, was the first African American woman to run for president of the United States.

Harris’ national rise follows trend of growing power for women in politics

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July 24, 2024

Harris’ national rise follows trend of growing power for women in politics

Vice President Kamala Harris is gaining support to become the Democratic nominee for president.

Vice President Kamala Harris is gaining support to become the Democratic nominee for president.

A Kamala Harris candidacy will unleash unprecedented levels of misogyny — the collective response could be decisive for the future of democratic politics

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July 24, 2024

A Kamala Harris candidacy will unleash unprecedented levels of misogyny — the collective response could be decisive for the future of democratic politics

As the 2024 US presidential election looms, Kamala Harris is emerging as a likely candidate for the Democratic Party after President Joe Biden

As the 2024 US presidential election looms, Kamala Harris is emerging as a likely candidate for the Democratic Party after President Joe Biden

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UK: Slow progress as women finally make up 40% of Parliament

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UK: Slow progress as women finally make up 40% of Parliament

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Last week saw a change of Government and a brand-new cohort of MPs (335 new MPs) elected; but with all this churn how representative is our new House of Commons? Before the election we published analysis of the candidates standing for election showing that only 31% of selected candidates were women. Let’s see how many were elected…

Last week saw a change of Government and a brand-new cohort of MPs (335 new MPs) elected; but with all this churn how representative is our new House of Commons? Before the election we published analysis of the candidates standing for election showing that only 31% of selected candidates were women. Let’s see how many were elected…

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Age, gender, profession: Who are France's new members of Parliament?

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Age, gender, profession: Who are France's new members of Parliament?

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Only 208 women will sit in the Assemblée Nationale, representing just over a third of all MPs. This is the second time in two years that the proportion of women in the Assemblée has fallen.

Only 208 women will sit in the Assemblée Nationale, representing just over a third of all MPs. This is the second time in two years that the proportion of women in the Assemblée has fallen.

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Tokyo’s female governor keeps winning: What it means for Japan’s male-dominated politics

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Tokyo’s female governor keeps winning: What it means for Japan’s male-dominated politics

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The first woman governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, has won a third term – against another woman candidate. The race between multiple women signifies a push for greater female representation in Japanese politics, which is still overwhelmingly dominated by men.

Eight years ago, Yuriko Koike became the first woman to lead Tokyo, beating her male predecessor. She won her third term as governor July 7, and one of her closest rivals was a woman.

The first woman governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, has won a third term – against another woman candidate. The race between multiple women signifies a push for greater female representation in Japanese politics, which is still overwhelmingly dominated by men.

Eight years ago, Yuriko Koike became the first woman to lead Tokyo, beating her male predecessor. She won her third term as governor July 7, and one of her closest rivals was a woman.

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Gender equality highs and lows: A tale of two parliamentary elections

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Gender equality highs and lows: A tale of two parliamentary elections

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Following an intense week of elections, the IPU’s two founding members, France and the United Kingdom, have just completed their parliamentary elections.

How have both parliaments fared in terms of gender equality? How do they compare to previous chambers and the IPU’s global average of women in parliament which stood at 26.9% before these latest elections?

Following an intense week of elections, the IPU’s two founding members, France and the United Kingdom, have just completed their parliamentary elections.

How have both parliaments fared in terms of gender equality? How do they compare to previous chambers and the IPU’s global average of women in parliament which stood at 26.9% before these latest elections?

What Labour’s election means for women: the good and the bad

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July 8, 2024

What Labour’s election means for women: the good and the bad

It’s a good day for women’s representation in politics. The proportion of women MPs has reached a record high of 40.6%. Women are expected to hold a number of prominent positions in the new government, including the UK’s first female chancellor.

It’s a good day for women’s representation in politics. The proportion of women MPs has reached a record high of 40.6%. Women are expected to hold a number of prominent positions in the new government, including the UK’s first female chancellor.