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December 16, 2021
The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) has seen great success in promoting women’s participation in democracy worldwide for the last decade and a half. From Latin America to the Middle East, regional networks have allowed for... Read More
November 30, 2021
While a majority might argue that legislation protecting against gender-based violence (GBV) should be orthodox, that is not the case in many countries across the world. Sílvia Rita Souza, head of WDN Brazil, realized the potential to change this in her home country of Brazil in December 2013 when... Read More
March 31, 2021
As women’s history month comes to a close, IRI’s Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) is showcasing how policy development can create a more equitable world. To promote women's participation in policymaking and highlight their role in advocating for policy reform,... Read More
October 30, 2020
October 31 marks the anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which acknowledges the impact of instability on women and girls and the importance of their involvement in peace processes. The International Republican Institute’s Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) is proud to... Read More
September 05, 2019
En Argentina el 23 de noviembre de 2017 se sancionó la Ley 27.412, que aborda la Paridad de Género en Ámbitos de Representación Política en el país. La misma establece que las listas de candidatos/as al Congreso de la Nación (diputados/as y senadores/as) y al Parlamento del Mercosur deben ser... Read More
March 23, 2018
Argentina’s legislative quota law in 1991 set the path for women’s political participation in Latin America. Since then, 11 countries on the continent have introduced similar laws, and Argentina has continued to create legislation to ensure equal political representation for women. A 2017 bill for... Read More
March 14, 2018
Women's unequal political representation remains a problem all over the world, including in Albania. Women constitute approximately 50 percent of the 2.88 million people in Albania but, only 28 percent of Albanian parliamentary seats are held by women. “Barriers to women's participation in... Read More
March 05, 2018
In honor of International Women's Day, the Women's Democracy Network (WDN) will feature four of our members from around the world. Each woman comes from a different background and has a different story, but they embody many of same qualities; determination, passion... Read More
November 13, 2017
Georgia gained independence from the Soviet Union 25 years ago, but it has only been recently that those elections have been deemed mostly free and fair. Under Georgian law, men and women have equal rights as voters and candidates, but women’s representation in politics remains incredibly low.... Read More
November 12, 2017
Women in Jordan remain under-utilized. Jordan continues to have one of the world’s lowest rates of women’s workforce participation at only 13 percent. Women’s political participation is also low; despite the inclusion of quotas for women in national and municipal bodies. Many women are seen as... Read More

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