CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics

Edited by Renata Segura

One of the central tools for achieving gender parity is to increase women’s presence in spaces of political representation. Even when greater representation is achieved, however, a central question remains: will having more women in decision-making positions result in more gender-sensitive policies? The CPPF Working Papers on Women in Politics series looks at how four different regions—the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa—have encouraged women’s political participation, and it evaluates the success of these efforts, examining the correlation between wider participation and changes in the political agenda, and noting specific policy measures that have been implemented and that may be needed to overcome barriers to gender parity.

These papers were originally commissioned at the request of the UN Department of Political Affairs.

No. 1
Women's Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa [PDF]
By Aili Mari Tripp

No. 2
Women in Politics and Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean [PDF]
By Mala Htun and Jennifer Piscopo





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