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Achieving Gender Parity on International Judicial and Monitoring Bodies

This working paper identifies and analyzes complementary international human rights law standards pertinent to the GQUAL Declaration found in the UN Charter, selected international human rights treaties, UN resolutions, and policy statements.

UNECE Gender-Responsive Standards Publication

This new publication makes the case for mainstreaming gender in the development and implementation of standards.

Tackling social norms: A game changer for gender inequalities

Globally almost 50 percent of people say they think men make better political leaders, while more than 40 percent feel that men make better business executives—a social judgement, just for being a woman, an invisible barrier and an affront to fairness and real meritocracy.

COVID-19: What does this mean for gender?

An opinion piece co-signed by Martin Chungong, Chair of the IGC Global Board and Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the International Gender Champions Secretariat.

COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

This brief highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It makes recommendations for all sectors of society, from governments to international organizations and to civil society organizations in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, at the onset, during, and after the public health crisis with examples of actions already taken.

Women in Parliament in 2020

Elections in 2020 were profoundly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in delays and cancellations, logistical challenges for candidates and election administrators and often low turnout. Women’s leadership was frequently in the spotlight during the pandemic. The pandemic raised complex and deeply gendered challenges for citizens and created obstacles for MPs to communicate and engage directly with their constituents. It changed the ways parliaments operate, introducing flexibility and new technologies. A substantial number of MPs across the globe were infected, many lost their lives.

International Women's Day: #ChooseToChallenge - 50 Ways to Fight Bias

73% of women experience bias at work—yet less than a third of employees are able to recognize bias when they see it. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field. LeanIn.Org and IWD.Com are working in collaboration to choose to challenge bias this International Women's Day.