Women’s leadership and political participation

Women’s leadership and political participation

Across the Pacific, women continue to be grossly under-represented in decision-making at all levels. The degree to which women are under-represented in Pacific legislatures is more pronounced than anywhere else in the world, and finding ways to improve support for women to perform successfully in Pacific elections remains a major policy challenge. DPA scholars have generated a significant body of research concerning women’s leadership and political participation across the region, which has directly informed policy development. Through the PRP we are continuing to investigate women’s leadership at various levels and in a range of sectors to draw lessons for policymakers and program designers seeking to improve women’s leadership and participation in political processes throughout the Pacific.

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