Gender Equality in Politics

Reporting Organization:Inter-Parliamentary Union
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,000,000
Timeframe: March 3, 2016 - December 31, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Europe - $ 500,000.00 (25.00%)

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 440,000.00 (22.00%)

South America - $ 348,000.00 (17.40%)

Southeast Asia - $ 166,000.00 (8.30%)

Central America - $ 152,000.00 (7.60%)

South Asia - $ 136,000.00 (6.80%)

East Asia - $ 122,000.00 (6.10%)

Central Asia - $ 76,000.00 (3.80%)

North Africa - $ 60,000.00 (3.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (30 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (30 %)

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This project aims to increase the political empowerment of women in selected countries in support of poor and marginalized groups. Project activities include: (1) providing support to parliaments to enhance their ability to address women’s rights and become more gender-sensitive; (2) facilitating women’s access to parliaments by reinforcing their skills and technical capacities; and (3) supporting the compilation of research and data on women in politics. Beneficiaries are members of the parliament and staff with a specific focus on women parliamentarians.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthening decision-making of women in parliaments; and (2) increased effectiveness of women and men parliamentarians to implement gender sensitive reforms and legislation.

Achieved Results

Results achieved by the Inter-Parliamentary Union through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors as of March 2018 include: (1) a toolkit for evaluating the gender sensitivity of parliaments was promoted and distributed; (2) gender self-assessment exercises and training sessions were undertaken in parliaments, including in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, and Tanzania; (3) the findings of the study on sexism, harassment and violence against women parliamentarians published in 2016 continued to be disseminated to Members of Parliament (MP) and the general public including at events of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and in other international fora; (4) support was provided to women parliamentarians and women’s parliamentary caucuses to enhance their influence in parliaments; (5) support was provided to the Mauritania caucus of women MPs to promote women’s rights; and (6) the Women in Politics 2017 map was produced ( ), and the Report on Women in Parliament 2017 was published ( ), contributing to better gender data in support of informed decision-making.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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