397 results found for "Women's political leadership"
What came first – female politicians or female activists? WFD researched women’s political activism in Montenegro
We set out to find out what causes women to choose a career in the civil society sector rather than in politics. Is politics preventing women from finding the right balance between public and private life? Does the violence against women in politics drive women away from the political sphere?
More women in parliament in North Macedonia, but more needs to be done to bolster political participation
To gain a better understanding on different factors affecting women’s political participation, WFD supported a study and research papers on this issue in North Macedonia. The research papers cover a wide spectrum of issues on women’s political participation and contributing factors, as well as five specific issues: representation of women in company management boards, women in the academic community, the role of the Parliamentary Club of women MPs, gender perceptions for managing positions and the role of various socio-economic factors on women’s participation.
This paper provides a global perspective from eight countries to contextualise the discussions to be held on 19-20 March 2018 in London – when legislators, activists and experts from over 20 countries gather for a two-day summit on VAWP.
Moroccan women MPs who participated in WFD’s programmes believe they are better equipped to communicate with constituents and overcome the challenges they face
Women’s political leadership results in better outcomes for society and delivers progress in policy areas vital for economic growth and development. Democracy cannot meaningfully exist if more than half of the population is not wholly engaged equally in decision-making.
This study applied a conceptual framework that uses a comparative and gendered approach to estimate the cost of politics in Uganda, using a set of pre-identified variables regularly incurred by both candidates seeking political office and elected representatives while in office.
The inclusion of women and young people is transforming political culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina and having positive impacts for communities and the environment
Over 100 people from all backgrounds – local and community organisations, business, academia and politics – attended a WFD conference, pledging to do more to champion women’s rights in Malaysia.
Excluding persons with disabilities (PWDs) from political processes means that their voices are not adequately heard and reflected in policy decisions. In October 2020, WFD commissioned a new research to better understand the challenges which persons with disabilities (PWDs) in political parties face in their daily lives.
Members of Parliament (MPs) in Kenya are amongst the highest paid in the world relative to the size of the economy. This study looks at the cost of parliamentary politics in Kenya.
This report presents a summary of key themes and findings discussed throughout the conference. The report also includes a comprehensive set of recommendations that were agreed upon by all participants to address the regional challenges related to the cost of politics.
This report aims to begin the process of examining issues around the cost of politics- with a view to identifying appropriate policy and other responses that both national authorities and civil society groups, and the donor community, can consider
This objective of this background paper is to conduct primary research on the cost of parliamentary politics in Ukraine; the financial implications of running for a seat in the national parliament (Rada), and the cost incurred by an MP once in office.
Blerim Vela, WFD’s Country Representative for Kosovo explains how WFD’s new programme will support reform of political parties.