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Women in parliament and politics: a quick guide to key internet links Dr Joy McCann Politics and Public Administration

This Quick Guide provides direct links to key websites, information and documents relating to:

• women in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

• women in the State and Territory Parliaments

• Women in politics

• Overseas parliaments

• Other resources on women in parliament and politics

Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia • Women in the current Parliament | Composition of Australian Parliaments by Party and Gender: statistics maintained by the Parliamentary Library

• Women in the Senate: Senate Brief No 3, November 2013

• Electoral milestones for women: Australian Electoral Commission

• Women and government in Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics

State and Territory Parliaments Australian Capital Territory • How many members of the Eighth Legislative Assembly are female?

New South Wales • Women in Parliament

• Women Members of the NSW Parliament

• Number of Women Members in the NSW Parliament, 1973-2011

• Women in Parliament- History

Queensland • Current Members: select Female under 'view options'

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• Women in the Queensland Parliament, 1860 ̶ present

South Australia • Women in politics in South Australia

• Political and social rights for women

• Women and politics in South Australia

Tasmania • Women Members of the Tasmanian Parliament: current and historical list

• Female franchise and firsts—Tasmania

• Political timeline—Tasmanian women

Victoria • Women in Parliament

Western Australia • Women Members of the Western Australian Parliament

• Women in Parliament: Fact sheet 8, May 2013

Women in politics • Australian Women’s History Forum: aims to enhance understanding of the role of women in the history of Australia | Timeline

• Australian women in politics: Australian Government series

Political parties • Australian Greens: Women

• Australian Labor Party: National Platform (see Part B: Rules, p. 239) | National Labor Women's Network | Emily's List Australia

• Liberal Party of Australia: Liberal women

• The Nationals’ women

Overseas parliaments Canada • Women in parliament

• Women in the Senate

• Women by party in the Senate

• Women in the House of Commons

• Women by party in the House of Commons

• Women members of the ministry

• Current provincial and territory party standings

• Women candidates in general elections, 1921 to date

• Women's right to vote in Canada

• Women—federal political representation, 1867 to date

New Zealand • New Zealand women and the vote: suffrage and beyond

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United Kingdom and Northern Ireland • Women in the House of Commons

• Parliament and women

• Women in parliament and government

• Current female Members of Parliament

• Women MPs and parliamentary candidates since 1945

United States of America • Women in the Senate

• Women in the United States Congress, 1917 ̶ 2013: biographical and committee assignment information, and listings by state and congress

• Women in Congress

• Mapping Congress (select ‘Women in Congress’)

• Membership of the 113th Congress: a profile

Other resources Australia • Australian Government Office for Women: part of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; aims to ensure a whole-of-government approach to providing better economic and social outcomes for


• Women in local government: the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) promotes the work of women in local government | Women in politics: published by ALGA to support the 2010 Year of Women in Local Government

• Australian Women's Register: search for information about Australian women and their organisations, including references to archival resources

• Australian Women’s Constitutional Network (AWCN): promotes outcomes of the Women’s Constitutional Convention and opportunities for women’s participation in Australia’s constitutional development

• Women's Constitutional Conventions: 1998 and 2002: compiled by Women for An Australian Republic

Around the world • UN Women: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

• Women in national parliaments: the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) maintains statistics for global regions and national parliaments | Women in politics bibliographic database: search for books and articles dealing with women in politics

• Democracy and gender: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) promotes gender equality in democracy building| quotaProject: search a global database of countries with electoral quotas for women

• International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics): a network of women in politics sharing experiences, resources and advice, and collaborating on issues of interest

• Gender Equality: a cornerstone of development: the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment

• Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership: information compiled about women leaders worldwide

International conventions and agreements • The Convention of the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979

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• Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted by the UN in 1995 includes a specific objective relating to ‘Women in power and decision-making’

• Beijing + 5, a special session of the General Assembly entitled ‘Women: 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-First Century’ in 2000

• Plan of Action for Gender-Sensitive Parliaments adopted by the IPU Assembly in October 2012

• Promote gender equality and empower women: Goal 3 of the UN Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2010

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