Prospects for Africa Europe´s Policies & VENRO: Local Power and Women´s Rights-Gender Perspectives on Decentralisation Processes

5 de marzo de 2013

Fifteen years after the fourth World Women’s Conference in Beijing, the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action was subjected to a review in March 2010. The five regional reports presented ahead of the review present sobering results: In spite of some progress, women are still clearly underrepresented in positions of power and decision making. Just 18 percent of parliamentarians worldwide are women. At local level, too, significant inequalities are apparent despite the decision-making structures in at least some regions appearing to be more accessible for women than at national level.

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