Monday, July 12, 2010

Survey on women's representation in decision making (zoneziwoh)

Politics is still a male domain that many women have found unwelcoming
or even hostile to. Societies in which traditional or patriarchal
values remain strong may frown on women entering politics. On the other
hand women are often more likely than men to face practical barriers to
entering politics, including a paucity of financial resources, lower
levels of education and access to information, greater family
responsibilities, and a deprivation of rights that has left them with
fewer opportunities to acquire political experience. Women also
generally lack the political networks necessary for electoral success.

Such barriers to women?s political representation are often
magnified in crises societies; characterised by militarism, volatile
security, political dominance of small groups of typically male ?lite,
absence of well-established political parties, failure to include women
in peace negotiations and in peace implementation structures. When
political parties are based more on prominent personalities associated
with a faction in conflict than on issue-focused platforms and
programmes, it is harder for women to emerge as political leaders.

I would like you to take a short survey to know your opinions to help me on my research in this link an mail it back to costy@costantinos. net?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Violence against women is a worldwide yet still hidden problem. Freedom from the threat of harassment, battering, and sexual assault is a concept that most of us have a hard time imagining because violence is such a deep part of our cultures and lives.