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23 July 2021
This report presents elements of the development of Sudanese women’s political participation through time. It highlights several political routes from their early days until the contemporary era. The study is based on an analysis of secondary sources alongside empirical data derived from four states within Sudan, namely: Blue Nile, Central Darfur, Kassala and River Nile. Author(s): Azza Ahmed Abdel Aziz and Aroob Alfaki

Gender Links Launches a Situational Analysis on the Status of Women in Political Participation in Botswana

24 June 2021
The objectives of the Situational Analysis is to provide a comprehensive overview of the state of women’s participation in political decision making at all levels, including in political parties, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the media. It highlight the importance women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political and public life and make recommendations for increasing WPP. The research was conducted during the months of October to December 2020. The launch of the Situational Analysis will bring together women from all political parties who participated in the research, development partners, government, stakeholders, CSOs and academia.

WOMEN MUST LEAD “Women as Marshalls of Political Leadership in Kenya”

22 June 2021
Report: FEMNET in partnership with the International IDEA has been implementing the project: Enhancing the Inclusion of Women in Political Participation in Africa, with a view of advancing the goal of gender equality in politics and governance. FEMNET has been running a Women Must Lead campaign to increase the quantity and quality of Women’s Political participation in Kenya, Tanzania and DRC. In the Peer-to-Peer thematic dialogue with women rights organizations and young activists in the Lake Region, FEMNET alongside the consortium; Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE), International IDEA, WPP and Sweden Sverige; pooled 48 women leaders and female opinion shapers from 8 counties within the Lake region. With the main objective of convening grassroots and national gatherings of women leaders, the delegation deliberated on issues around the impediments against women’s political participation and made resolutions rallying towards the renewal of their solidarity and movement building under women’s political leadership in the counties of Vihiga, Kakamega, Kisumu, Nyamira, Busia, Homabay, Nyamira and Kisii.

Celebrating the different forms of Women in Political Participation in the Sudan

15 June 2021
Women’s Political Empowerment is an integral component of International IDEA's Sudan Program. The program seeks to support initiatives aimed at enhancing women's political participation and promote the broad participation of women in every aspect of Sudan’s democratic transition process. This short documentary celebrates five stories of women’s political participation in Sudan. It highlights the importance of expanding our understanding of political participation beyond mainstream political activities.


19 May 2021

This policy briefs is informed by the situational analysis on women participation in politics conducted by Padare/Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender in May 2020.

Situational Analysis of Women’s Political Participation in Zimbabwe

19 May 2021
The state of women’s political participation in Zimbabwe is undesirable, an anti-thesis to the country’s development. Despite proclaiming a Constitutional democracy, there are contestations, contradictions and complexities regarding how women are participating in various sectors of the political landscape. The data in this study shows that women are underrepresented across the executive, cabinet, legislature, judiciary, traditional leadership, public sector and private sector. Women continued to encounter a myriad of long established challenges and emerging ones that continue to define or mis-define their political participation.