international Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOWPOLITICS)

The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) is a unique platform that draws on the expertise of these four partners, acting as a one-stop shop for experts in the area of women’s political participation.

Against this backdrop, four leading organizations in the field of women’s political participation – International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) – implement a joint strategy to boosts each of the organization’s efforts to foster gender equality in politics.


Build women’s skills and knowledge

By leveraging the power of information and communication technology

Create Knowledge

Generate collective knowledge about women in politics worldwide.

Share Experiences

Create opportunities for sharing experiences and good practices between women in politics, activists, practitioners, academics, and policymakers engaged in promoting women’s political participation.

Provide an Online Forum

To connect women globally, creating an expert network of women in politics.

Promote Positive Norms

Regarding women’s equal participation and representation in decision-making and political life.