Political Participation Resources

As of June 2010, twenty-nine countries have reached or exceeded the 30 percent mark in women’s representation in parliament (UN Women)
 Women are almost twice as likely to be ministers for social sectors and welfare, than for the economy, trade and finance. 
— UN Women

Women's Representation in Politics Data

Quotas

 29 countries have reached the 30 percent mark in women's representation in parliament; at least 24 of those 29 have used quotas. 
— UN Women

International Legal Agreements

 “Despite their critical role in community development and mobilizing for gender equality, women’s organizations receive only a fraction of official development aid. According to OECD figures, in 2008, women’s organizations received just 0.3 percent of such aid. 
— UN Women

Additional Resources

Related Stories
November 3, 2016 | Elections, Middle East, Political Participation, Jordan
WLP’s Jordan partner Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J) organized forty-six NGOs and networks to monitor women's roles and participation in the September 2016 parliamentary elections. Over 1,000 volunteers, 60 percent of which were female, attended trainings and received guidance from SIGI/J. Volunteers monitored election committees, candidates, and campaigns with a gender-sensitive perspective, tracking the involvement of women at every level. 
August 31, 2016 | Americas, Brazil, Leadership, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Political Participation
Twenty-five participants from thirteen municipalities in Brazil attended a Training of Trainers (TOT) Institute organized by WLP’s Brazil partner CEPIA in Rio de Janeiro in July 2016. The training aimed to raise awareness and motivate women to take action on women's rights issues including violence, reproductive health, and political involvement.
April 28, 2016 | 2016 Events, Africa, mauritania, political participation, Victories Over Violence, women's political participation, Leadership, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Political Participation, Victories over Violence, Mauritania
AFCF, WLP’s partner in Mauritania, conducted leadership trainings for female elected officials during March and April of 2016. Twenty-five women policymakers participated in total—ten parliamentarians from the capital of Nouakchott and 15 others representing various municipalities in the country.  
April 27, 2016 | Beyond Equality, 2016 Events, Africa, Beyond Equality, capacity building, Human Rights, human rights, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Morocco, Training of Trainers, youth, Leadership, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Organizational Capacity Building, Political Participation, Young & Emerging Leaders, Morocco
ADFM, WLP’s partner in Morocco, hosted a series of workshops throughout the spring of 2016 designed to provide local activists with relevant skills and knowledge for women’s rights and activism.  
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