Gender Norms and Women in Politics: Evaluating Progress and Identifying Challenges on the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform

Sharing core norms and values
Posted Aug 16, 2020 | ALIGN guide, Rachel George, Emma Samman, Katie Washington, Alina Ojha

Whereas formal rules that impede women’s participation in politics were eliminated in most countries in the 20th century, informal rules and norms still cause women’s routes to participation in politics and their experiences to differ from those of men. In this ALIGN guide, Rachel GeorgeEmma Samman, Katie Washington and Alina Ojha discuss ways in which gender norms interact with social and economic conditions to influence women’s representation, and the persistent influence of gender norms on their social, economic and political aspirations.



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