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What's New at NDI Gender, Women and Democracy (GWD):


Our director, Sandra Pepera, recently published an op-ed in Devex, titled "The missing SDG indicators: Accelerating gender equality and empowerment." In it, she discusses the measurement gaps of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly for women’s participation in politics, and argues that the global pace toward political equality is still much too slow. Read the full article here.


Election Observation in Côte d'Ivoire

Our domestic observation partner group in Côte d'Ivoire achieved a record breaking 40% female representation in their election observer group for the upcoming elections on October 25. It is the highest percentage of women PVT observers ever achieved by one of our partner organisations in sub-Saharan Africa. Track their great work on by following them on Twitter: @civelections.

Asia and the Pacific


Despite Record Numbers, Myanmar’s Women Candidates Face Hurdles >>


Despite Real Progress, Chinese Women May Be Losing Ground >>


Little Room for Women in Nitish's 'Grand' Design >>


PH Commission on Women to Political Parties: Respect Women >>


Sri Lanka to Include 25 % Women in Local Government Elections >>

Central and Eastern Europe


Bulgaria President: Bulgaria to Contribute to Achieving Absolute Gender Equality >>

Central and West Africa


Ghana to Host Major Women’s Forum >>


Workshop on Greater Women's Participation in Elections Held in Guinea >>


Bayelsa FIDA, NDI Unite to Fight Violence against Women >>


WACOL Decries Low Number of Women in Political Offices >>



Georgia’s Parliament May Consider Mandatory Gender Quotas >>

Latin America and the Caribbean


Mujeres en la Política (Opinion) >>


Paraguay, Cuarto País Latinoamericano con Menos Mujeres en Política, Dice ONU >>


Piden Más Mujeres en Política >>

Middle East and North Africa


The Consequences of Israel’s Closed-Door Politics for Women (Blog) >>

United Arab Emirates

FNC Elections: Are Women Not Voting for Women? >>

United Arab Emirates

Healthy Turnout of Women Voters >>

Southern and East Africa

State Will Steer Women's Full Participation in Politics, Economics >>

North America and Western Europe


Call for Gender Parity in Politics Gets Support from Former Premier >>


Mujeres al Poder: El Secreto del Éxito de las Nuevas Políticas >>

Global Policy


The Missing SDG Indicators: Accelerating Gender Equality and Empowerment (Opinion) >>


World Leaders Pledge Money to Reach Women's Equality by 2030 >>

Women, Peace and Secuity

Where Women Are Leading the Peace (Opinion) >>

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