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How do we get more women in politics?

March 03, 2021 • By Laura Thornton
How do we get more women in politics?
Democracy IDEAs offers insight on the state of democracy today and guidance to further strengthen it.

Across the world, women face challenges to participate in politics, from confronting hate speech to internal party obstacles and lack of subsidized maternity leave. What are the best ways to increase women’s participation in elections and within party politics? What has been the influence of the #MeToo movement?  Is it just about increasing the numbers of women in parliament?

International IDEA’s Head of Global Programs Laura Thornton talks to Birgitta Ohlsson, Sweden’s former EU and Democracy Minister and currently head of National Democratic Institute's program for political parties in Washington.

About the authors

Former staff member - Laura Thornton
Director for Global Programmes
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