Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women

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This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
1 December 2017
Language: 
English
Pages: 
186
ISBN: 
978-91-7671-140-8 (Print)
ISBN: 
978-91-7671-175-0 (PDF)
Author(s): 
Stephanie Chaban, Luis J. Consuegra, Hannah Elten, Karin Gardes, Olivia Greymond, Olga Martin Gonzalez, Mona Lena Krook, Liri Kopaci-Di Michele, Hien Thi Nguyen, Nika Saeedi, Safi Trabelsi, Catherine Woolard
Co-Publisher(s): 
Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies, United Nations Development Programme

Gender equality and the political empowerment of women are key elements for the consolidation of sustainable democracies worldwide.

Global and regional organizations play an important role in the development of legal and policy frameworks, as well as in the design of effective action plans to better support the advancement of the gender equality agenda at the global, regional and national levels.

This report presents key instruments for promoting gender equality and political empowerment of women that are currently in place at the global and regional levels, highlighting the challenges, opportunities and successes that each organization has encounter in the implementation within their respective regions.

International IDEA, the Community of Democracies and UNDP present this report as an instrument to inform policymakers and relevant actors on what is the current situation of gender equality, what has been done in terms of the political empowerment of women, and what is expected from the global community in order to successfully advance Sustainable Development Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Regional organizations, gender equality and the political empowerment of women

1. Africa
1.1. The role of African institutions in promoting gender equality and the political empowerment of women
1.2. Recommendations from the African consultation

2. The Americas
2.1. The Role of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Commission of Women in promoting women’s rights and gender equality in the Americas
2.2. Recommendations from the Americas consultations

3. The Arab region
3.1. The role of the League of Arab States in the promotion of gender equality and the political empowerment of women
3.2. Recommendations from the Middle East and North Africa consultation

4. Asia and the Pacific
4.1. Gender equality and the political empowerment of women in South and South-East Asia
4.2. The role of the Pacific Islands Forum in promoting gender equality and the political empowerment of women

5. Europe
5.1. The role of the European Union in the promotion of gender equality and the political empowerment of women
5.2. The role of the Council of Europe in the promotion of gender equality and the political empowerment of women
5.3. Recommendations from the European consultation

Conclusion
Gender equality and advancing women’s political participation

About the authors

About the organizations

Events

Photo credit: Carlos Pefaur

This photo was awarded second prize in the public photography contest for young photographers with the theme "Living in Democracy", organized jointly by International IDEA and the Superior Electoral Tribunal of Paraguay, in the framework of the project to promote the political and electoral participation of youth titled "Democratic Impulse" (Impulso Democrático) in 2017. Photo credit: Carlos Pefaur.

Launch/Presentation
Dec
05
2017
Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU, Brussels, Belgium

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