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May
27
2021
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There’s no denying that money plays an important role in politics. However, if the flow of money in politics, commonly known as political finance, is not well regulated, the danger is that this can...
Mar
09
2021
Commentary
Women’s active participation and decision-making in public life are crucial to their empowerment and equality, and it is through democracy and multilateral action that these goals can be fully...
Mar
08
2021
Commentary
The 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD) commemoration is taking place in an unprecedented global context due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a “new normal” in relation...
Jun
12
2020
Commentary
Mongolia’s parliamentary elections look set to take place on 24 June 2020. Known for its long and harsh winters, there’s no better season to hold an election in the Land of the Blue Sky—COVID-19 or...
Mar
11
2020
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Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily represent...
Mar
08
2020
Commentary
The year 2020 is a milestone for many reasons. This year marks 25 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from...
Mar
08
2019
Commentary
In May 2019, the European Parliament elections will take place across the EU. In the context of rising populism and a shifting geopolitical role of the European Union, the risk of extreme right...
Mar
08
2019
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International Women’s Day presents an opportunity to take stock and reinforce the sought-after goals for women’s empowerment in all spheres of life. The global pursuit to #BalanceforBetter can only...
Mar
08
2019
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Women around the world make up over half of the total population, but their numbers in decision-making positions are yet to reach equality with men. Paraguay is no exception. In recent years the...
Mar
08
2019
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Mar
08
2019
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Eight years ago, Virginia, a municipal councillor of Chuquisaca - Bolivia, resigned from her position after fourteen hours of being locked up and threatened. At that time, harassment and political...
Nov
07
2018
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Apr
12
2017
Commentary
International IDEA, the Community of Democracies and the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP held the MENA region Consultation on Gender Equality and Political Empowerment of Women, in Tunis,...
Mar
08
2017
Commentary
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Mar
08
2017
Commentary
Last year, women made up less than a quarter of parliamentarians worldwide. While the number has been steadily increasing, more needs to be done. The key to having more women as representative is to...
Mar
08
2017
Commentary
Achieving gender equality and political empowerment of women is now more relevant that ever and it is a responsibility that pertains to all the local, national, regional and international actors....
Jan
23
2017
Commentary
  Disclaimer: Views expressed in this commentary are those of the staff member. This commentary is independent of specific national or political interests. Views expressed do not necessarily...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
International IDEA is pleased to join the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day 2016.
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
One of the key issues on which there has emerged a broad consensus in contemporary African politics is the need for the fuller participation of women in public affairs and their greater...
Mar
08
2016
Commentary
“We need a change in our political culture and tradition if we want to attract more women candidates to run for elections,” Democratic Party MP Shuhei Kishimoto said recently. Why are women so...