December 8, 2020
December 4, 2020


Men, Power and Politics is an initiative to change the face of politics by shifting the focus from being exclusively on women as the sole agents in their own empowerment and instead engaging male political leaders as transformative agents of change for gender equality.

As part of a National Endowment for Democracy program, NDI commissioned Demos to undertake a study on state-aligned gendered disinformation.  Demos' report - Engendering Hate - was launched in October 2020.  In this first major study into the threat to democracy caused by state-aligned gendered disinformation, the report outlines a new framework for understanding how disinformation is being used online to manipulate perceptions of women's political leadership thereby excl

October 13, 2020
October 1, 2020

Birgitta Ohlsson

Birgitta Ohlsson serves as the National Democratic Institute’s director of political parties. Born in 1975, she has over twenty years of experience as a leader at the national level in political parties, leadership, feminism, civil society and foreign policy She entered politics formally in 1999 when was elected president of Liberal Youth of Sweden. In 2002, she was elected for as a member of the Swedish Parliament, where she served until 2018, serving in numerous leadership roles, including in the Committee on Foreign Affairs and as her party´s spokesperson.


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