International Women's Development Agency

Briefing paper

Violence against women is a barrier to women’s leadership

This briefing paper examines the factors involved in under-representation of women in political decision-making, worldwide. It sets out actions to mitigate this, using a case study from Papua New Guinea, where the Our Voice program advocated for the reform of electoral laws to increase women's...

Public perceptions of women in leadership

In the 2014 Fiji general election, 14% of elected parliamentarians were women. This percentage represents the largest proportion of women in Fiji’s parliament since independence in 1970. However, it also shows that Fiji is still a long way from parity and lags well behind the...