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Strengthen Women’s Political Participation and Decision-Making Power
"Due to restrictive laws, cultural practices, institutional barriers, and disproportionate access to quality education, healthcare, and resources, women worldwide continue to be marginalized from the political sphere".
Gender Policy: Myanmar Policy Brief Series
"One of the major constraints for women is the influence of patriarchal cultural values in leadership positions including political representation, high ranking positions in all government institutions, and within families and personal lives."
Women's Authority in Political Decision-Making Groups
“Formal decision-making groups are ubiquitous, and they make decisions that govern every aspect of life, yet women are vastly underrepresented in them. How effective are women in these groups, where their numbers still lag far behind men's?”
Neoliberalism and Gender Equality Policy in Australia
“After a Coalition electoral victory in 2013, the Australian Office for Women was returned from the periphery to the centre of government. This was contrary to the expectation”.
Specialised Parliamentary Bodies: Their role and relevance to women’s movement repertoire
“In the past, feminist scholarship was often highly sceptical of institution-building within existing political and governance institutions. This may have contributed to a neglect of the new phenomenon of specialised parliamentary bodies".
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Strategy
“Gender inequality is a result of unequal power distribution between women and men, exacerbated by ongoing discrimination, weaknesses in laws, policies and institutions, and social relations that normalise inequality.”
Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Leadership
“Though more than 100 countries have adopted gender quotas, the effects of these reforms on women’s political leadership are largely unknown.”
Evaluating the Gender Sensitivity of Parliaments: A self-assessment toolkit
"Modern societies increasingly demand gender equality. It is also a precondition for genuine democracy. Yet women are still underrepresented in most parliaments in the world."
2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Public Life
This report addresses the gaps in existing policy around gender inclusivity, and encourages policy change at the government level. The report supplements the 2013 OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.
EY Senior Civil Service Women’s Leadership Index 2016: UK
“We are committed to helping to drive debate and discussion on how women can and must play a more significant role in central government as well as business in the UK.”
ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26
This strategic report highlights areas of participation by women and girls within the ACT community. The report discusses ongoing barriers, the benefits of gender equity, and offers recommendations to further progress.
Measuring the Quality of Politicians Elected by Gender Quotas – Are They Any Different?
“Do gender quotas reduce the quality of politicians elected to a legislature? For the first time in the literature, this article addresses this question by examining the quality of ‘quota women’ compared to their non-quota colleagues”.