Why Women? Inclusive Security and Peaceful Societies

Author: Institute for Inclusive Security | When women are substantively included in security and peace processes, especially when they are in positions of leadership and decision-making, peace is…

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The Effect of Increased Women’s Representation in Parliament: The Case of Rwanda

Author: Claire Devlin & Robert Elgie | There is an increasing amount of research about the effects of women’s representation in national government on the style of parliamentary politics in a…

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Democracy and the Challenge of Change: A Guide to Increasing Women’s Political Participation

Author: The National Democratic Institute | NDI believes that the equitable participation of women in politics and government is essential to build and sustain democracy. This guide explains the…

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Progress of the World’s Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women? Gender and Accountability

Author: Anne Marie Goetz | UN Women is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and was formed to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to the…

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The Female Political Career

Author: Frances Rosenbluth, Joshua Kalla, & Dawn Teele | Formal barriers to women’s participation in politics are slowly disappearing, but a glass ceiling still remains. This report reflects…

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The Impact of Women in Public Office: Findings at a Glance

Author: Center for the American Woman and Politics, Rutgers | Do women in office make a difference? The Center for the American Woman and Politics under a grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation…

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Gender, Corruption and Sustainable Growth in Transition Countries

Author: Julia Michailova & Inna Melnykovska | Many studies have found a negative relationship between corruption levels and economic development, but few demonstrate correlation between women’s…

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Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments

Author: Susan Markham | NDI has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for nearly three decades. This article provides an overview of strategies used by NDI for…

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Are Women Really the Fairer Sex? Corruption and Women in Government

Author: David Dollar, Raymond Fisman, & Roberta Gatti | Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These studies suggest that women should…

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Gender, Equality and Corruption: What Are the Linkages?

Author: Transparency International | This policy brief explores women’s unique experience with corruption and the implications for governance. Gender inequality and corruption are closely linked…

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