About the Theme "Political Participation"

Resources in the Political Participation category reflect a broad spectrum of views in current feminist literature on the topic. Women’s active participation, visibility, and inclusion in political processes are critical to the success of women’s movements and full inclusion and recognition of women’s rights and gender equality. Most would agree that the political realm is an effective forum for the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality. However, the strategies of engagement and advocacy, the types of agendas promoted, and the scope of work needed are central debates for women in this democratization process. Political participation can be instrumental in shaping and transforming how society deals with issues of equality, equity, and rights and how the state legislates for equality, particularly at moments of transition with many opportunities for long term impact.

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The Hazy New Dawn: Democracy, Women and Politics in Malaysia Ng, Cecilia , , , View Article
Women and Democracy: Cultural Obstacles to Equal Representation Norris, Pippa and Ronald Inglehart , , View Article
Women in Political Power in Latin America Htun, Mala , , , View Article
Women in Politics in Post-Transitional Democracies: the Chilean case. Franceschet, Susan , , , , View Article
Women’s Empowerment and Democratization: The Effects of Electoral Systems, Participation, and Experience in Africa. Lindberg, Staffan I. , , View Article
Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment Norris, Pippa View Article
Women’s political participation in countries emerging from conflict in the Great Lakes Region of Africa International Alert and EASSI , , , View Article
Increasing Women’s Representation in Decision Making Through Political Parties: Interviews with Political Parties in Georgia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan N/A , , , , , , View Article
Institutional dilemmas: representation versus mobilisation in the South African Gender Commission Seidman, Gaye.W. , , , , View Article
Leading to Action A Political Participation Handbook for Women Afkhami, Mahnaz & Ann Eisenberg , , View Article
No shortcuts to power: African women in politics and policy making Goetz, Anne Marie and Shireen Hassim (eds.) , , , , View Article
Promoting Gender Equity in the Democratic Process: Women’s Path to Political Participation and Decisionmaking Ahern, Patricia, Paul Nuti, and Julia M. Masterso , , View Article
Democracy with Women for Women N/A , , , , , View Article
Electoral Gender Quotas: Lessons from Argentina and Chile Gray, Tricia , , , , View Article
Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties –A guidebook to promote women’s political participation. N/A , , , , , View Article
Experiences of Democracy in South Africa from a feminist perspective Meer, Shamim , , , , , View Article
Gender and Political Parties Far from Parity Roza, Vivian, Beatriz Llanos & Gisela Garz View Article
Democratizing Democracy: Feminist Perspectives Cornwall, Andrea and Goetz, Anne Marie , View Article
Electoral Politics – Making Quotas work for women Hoodfar, Homa and Mona Tajali , , View Article
*Enhancing Women’s Participation in Electoral Processes in Post-conflict Countries Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women Department of Political Affairs , , , View Article
Conference Report: Strengthening Women’s Political Participation in Indonesia International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance , , , , , View Article
Consolidated Response on The Impact of Religion on Women’s Leadership Roles in Politics and Public Life N/A , , View Article
Decentralization and engendering Democracy: Lessons from Local Government Reform in South Africa Beall, Jo , , , View Article