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Women's representation in parliament: Strategies for success

At the occasion of the 2018 UN Commission on the Status of Women, the governments of the United Kingdom and Canada invited International IDEA to present at an activity on Celebrating and Advancing Women’s Political Participation in commemoration of the UK and Canada suffrage centenaries and exploring opportunities to increase women’s political participation and representation.

International IDEA’s highlighted strategies for overcoming the barriers that women face in relation to political parties’ intra-party democracy processes, electoral systems and legislative frameworks, patriarchal socio-cultural contexts that perpetuate gender stereotypes and violence against women in politics, the negative media coverage of women generally and in politics in particular and the unequal access to political financing for women.


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Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-Nhundu
Principal Adviser, Democracy and Inclusion
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