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Mar
21
2022
News Article
Voters in Timor-Leste went to the polls on 19 March 2022 to choose a President for a five-year term commencing on 20 May. This was the fifth presidential election since Indonesian rule had come to an...
Mar
07
2022
News Article
Remember this web article? Entitled “Research report preview: How are Fiji's women politicians treated on social media?”, the article served as a teaser for the full Report. The Report along with its...
Mar
04
2022
News Article
The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women must be at the heart of our effort to strengthen democracy worldwide. Through behaviorally informed interventions, we can help small...
Mar
04
2022
News Article
On International Women’s Day, we recognize the key roles Filipino indigenous women play in their communities and beyond. With approximately 17 million Indigeneous Peoples (IP) living in the...
Mar
03
2022
Feature Story
The 22 years old Saraswati Nepali is the mom of two kids and lives approximately five hours' drive (and five hours walk) away from the headquarter of Karnali Province, Surkhet—a place that paid the...
Mar
03
2022
News Article
Women make up over half of Myanmar’s population, yet significant obstacles remain for women to be able to participate in political processes and to achieve equal representation in Myanmar’s state...
Mar
02
2022
News Article
After months of anticipation, on 16 January the presidential election in Timor-Leste was called for 19 March 2022. Electors will choose between 16 candidates—four women and twelve men—running for the...
Feb
25
2022
News Article
International IDEA, together with our funding partners and civil society organizations (CSOs), have been convening an annual National Forum on Women in Politics (NFWP) in Fiji since 2018. In advance...
Feb
01
2022
Press Release
On 1 February last year, the Myanmar military abruptly took control of the central state institutions and arrested the elected President, many senior officials and political leaders.
Jan
24
2022
News Article
A five-day workshop was held in October 2021 for 22 secretariat staff of the National Assembly (NA) and National Council (NC), the two parliamentary houses of Bhutan. The workshop aimed at...
Jan
14
2022
News Article
International IDEA led the development of the Working Paper, "Mechanisms of Democracy and Fundamental Rights" as part of Club de Madrid's Global Commission on Democracy and Emergencies. 
Dec
16
2021
News Article
Season's Greetings from International IDEA and warm wishes for 2022!  
Dec
10
2021
News Article
In his Opening Speech to the Summit for Democracy, U.S. President Joe Biden cited International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy 2021 Report’s alarming findings on democratic decline. With this...
Dec
07
2021
Press Release
A Global Democracy Coalition of more than 40 democracy organisations and 200 activists, academics, think tanks, media organizations, students, politicians, philanthropic organizations and democracy...
Dec
06
2021
Press Release
Member States of International IDEA commit to strengthen democratic governance in a statement for the Summit for Democracy hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden STOCKHOLM—Democracies must join forces...
Dec
01
2021
News Article
The 2021 Summit for Democracy is a unique opportunity to remind us that democracy is “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Yet 2020 was the 15th consecutive year of decline in...
Nov
29
2021
News Article
The 2021 Women Constitution-Makers’ Dialogue focused on comparative experiences with constitutions, customary and religious law, and gender equality.
Nov
23
2021
News Article
Timor-Leste is deep into preparations for the upcoming presidential elections, anticipated in March 2022.  Given the ongoing global Covid pandemic, the country’s two electoral management bodies (EMBs...