National Conference Towards Planet 50:50: - Enabling Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance


Women are significantly under-represented in political and electoral processes everywhere in the world – be it as voters, candidates, elected representatives, or electoral administrators. The Election Commission Nepal, together with the United Nations Gender Theme Group (UN GTG) and the Sajha Abhiyan (Women's leaders' Coalition) organized on 20-21 April 2017 a national conference in response to the identified shortfalls in terms of women's participation and representation. The conference report below includes a compilation of informed presentations, wide-ranging discussions and essential measures to be taken to achieve increased participation and representation of women in politics and governance.

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Geographic coverage: Nepal
Resource type(s): Proceedings
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