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Democracy and Gender

The pursuit of democracy is incomplete without policies, measures and practices that seek to reduce inequalities between men and women in all spheres of life and which anchor democracy and its intersection with gender. Democracy is supposed to transform power relations between men and women by promoting the equal distribution of power and influence between women and men.

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International IDEA is committed to ensuring that gender equality is integrated in democracy building. As a cross cutting dimension of democracy, gender is addressed through two complementary and critical approaches; gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment. Through the global programme on Democracy and Gender as well as regional programme  initiatives (in Nepal, Bolivia and Sudan etc.) we support knowledge transfer and capacity building on gender equality and women’s empowerment  in electoral processes, political parties, constitution building processes, state of democracy assessments and democracy and development processes.

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International IDEA: Working for Democracy
(2013-04-23) In this film, find out more about IDEA's vision and mission, its key impact areas, where it works – with whom and how – to support sustainable democracy worldwide.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqXv4x0G1r8
International IDEA: Working for Democracy
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In this film, find out more about IDEA's vision and mission, its key impact areas, where it works – with whom and how – to support sustainable democracy worldwide.

2013-04-23
Interview with President of Mongolia - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
(Stockholm, Sweden, 2012-10-09)

International IDEA spoke with President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on his visit to Sweden Stockholm. 9 October 2012

  • What is the biggest challenge for democracy in Mongolia today?
  • In this year's election, there was a significant rise in the number of women elected to parliament. But still, women only constitute 12% of the parliament. What can be done to increase women's participation in politics in Mongolia?
  • Mongolia will now embark on a new democracy assessment in cooperation with IDEA. What would you like to achieve with this democracy assessment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNSGsgOqlTE
Interview with President of Mongolia - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Video

International IDEA spoke with President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on his visit to Sweden Stockholm. 9 October 2012

  • What is the biggest challenge for democracy in Mongolia today?
  • In this year's election, there was a significant rise in the number of women elected to parliament. But still, women only constitute 12% of the parliament. What can be done to increase women's participation in politics in Mongolia?
  • Mongolia will now embark on a new democracy assessment in cooperation with IDEA. What would you like to achieve with this democracy assessment?
Stockholm, Sweden
2012-10-09
Cross-cutting issues
(New York, 2011-05-04)
http://www.youtube.com/user/internationalidea#p/u/12/Viig2nY2DlA
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“Democracy and Gender Equality Roundtable", organized by International IDEA, in association with the UN Department of Political Affairs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women, 4-5 May 2011, United Nations Headquarters, New York
2011-05-04

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