Gender equality and the political empowerment of women are key elements for the consolidation of sustainable democracies worldwide.


Global and regional organizations play an important role in the development of legal and policy frameworks, as well as in the design of effective action plans to better support the advancement of the gender equality agenda at the global, regional and national levels.

This report 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 encountered in the implementation within their respective regions.

The Community of Democracies, International IDEA and UNDP present 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.

The report was launched on December 5th at the Embassy of Estonia in Brussels. Follow us on Twitter for quotes from the launch event!

Click here to download the full report.