Category: Research on Women in Politics

Why Women? Inclusive Security and Peaceful Societies

Why Women? Inclusive Security and Peaceful Societies

Author: Institute for Inclusive Security |

This brief provides a comprehensive overview of the existing data evidencing the importance of women’s inclusion.

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

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

Author: Claire Devlin & Robert Elgie |

This article examines the case of Rwanda, which now has the highest level of women’s representation in parliament in the world at 64 percent.

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

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

Author: The National Democratic Institute |

This guide explains the importance of women’s political participation and provides strategies on how to increase their representation as voters, political leaders, and elected officials.

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

Who Answers to Women? Gender and Accountability

Author: Anne Marie Goetz |

The report examines how women are strengthening their capacity to identify accountability gaps, as well as how such improvements enhance women’s access to politics, public services, economic opportunities, justice, and international assistance.

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The Female Political Career

The Female Political Career

Author: Frances Rosenbluth, Joshua Kalla, & Dawn Teele |

This report reflects survey results from 84 countries around the world designed to understand the obstacles women face in launching and sustaining successful political careers.

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

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

Author: Center for the American Woman and Politics, Rutgers |

This summary provides an overview of the research findings reported in the series The Impact of Women in Public Office.

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Gender, Corruption and Sustainable Growth in Transition Countries

Gender, Corruption and Sustainable Growth in Transition Countries

Author: Julia Michailova & Inna Melnykovska |

This paper analyzes the correlation between gender and corruption for a specific sample of transition countries.

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Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments

Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments

Author: Susan Markham |

This article provides an overview of strategies used by NDI for improving democratic governance by increasing women’s representation and men’s awareness of the value of women’s participation in parliament.

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

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

Author: David Dollar, Raymond Fisman, & Roberta Gatti |

This paper attempts to evaluate this hypothesis by examining the relationship between female participation in government legislatures and the level of perceived corruption in a sample of more than 100 countries.

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Gender, Equality and Corruption: What Are the Linkages?

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.

Posted in Research on Women in Politics

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