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Promoting inclusive and representative parliaments

 A key success factor for democracy and strong parliaments is how representative and inclusive they are of all members of society including women, young people and marginalized communities.

How does the IPU promote inclusive and representative parliaments?

The IPU has been promoting gender equality and youth participation for decades. The IPU’s data and knowledge on women and youth in parliament are the authoritative sources for influential media outlets and academia.

The IPU monitors developments and emerging trends, identifies good practices and solutions, publishes the latest research, and facilitates knowledge sharing of parliaments’ various experiences when it comes to promoting women and young people in parliament.  

The IPU also places special emphasis on the impact of parliamentary action on vulnerable groups in the areas of the SDGs, health and climate change.