This manual provides political party members and leaders with the means to implement concrete strategies for achieving equality for women within party organizations and to access positions of power and representation.
More than a year of research and field work in 18 Latin American countries is condensed in this publication, which describe 95 "good practices" implemented by party organizations. It also analyzes the progress and the challenges still facing women in politics, both in the region and in each of the countries studied.
The production of an English version was undertaken by UNDP and was made possible through the generous support of the United Nation’s Development Programmes Gender Team, in the Bureau for Development Policy. This publication is also available in Spanish
Using the Handbook of Best Practices
Women and Politics in Numbers
Quotas and More: “Knots” in Women’s Political Participation
Obstacles At Home: The Role of Political Parties in Women’s Underrepresentation.
From Rethoric to Best Practices
7.1. Statutes and Declarations of Principles
7.2. Internal Organization
7.4. Elections and Leadership Advancement
7.6. Electoral System Reform
7.8. Government Plans
7.9. Inter-Party Agreements
7.10. Relationship with Civil Society
Learning from Best Practices
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