Regional Organizations, Gender Equality and the Political Empowerment of Women

Final report of the  “Advancing Women’s Political Participation” project, funded by the Republic of Korea and implemented by the Community of Democracies in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International IDEA. As part of the project, five regional consultations were held on the margins of large international democracy-related events in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The  presents key instruments for promoting gender equality and political empowerment of women that are currently in place at the global and regional levels, highlighting the challenges, opportunities and successes that each organization has encounter in the implementation within their respective regions.

International IDEA, the Community of Democracies and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented this report as an instrument to inform policymakers and relevant actors on what is the current situation of gender equality, what has been done in terms of the political empowerment of women, and what is expected from the global community in order to successfully advance Sustainable Development Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030.