Young democracies are doing better at enhancing women’s representation in parliament than the established democracies of Europe, Martin Chungong, the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), has said.
A study of 55 women members of parliament (MPs) from across the globe reveals that the majority have experienced death threats, rape threats and other forms of psychological violence.
The Arab world has elected its first-ever woman Speaker of Parliament.
Dr Amal Al Qubaisi has been elected as Speaker of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Parliament, making her the first-ever woman Speaker of an Arab national parliament.
Good governance and democracy are “non-negotiable” and must be implemented across all regions of the world with the help of parliamentarians.
It is time to help people live their dreams by ensuring that commitments made by governments are kept, according to the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Parliamentary leaders from around the world have been called on by the UN to help end global poverty and give hope to the disenfranchised.