Monash Academics from the School of Social Sciences, Professor Jacqui True, Dr Swati Parashar and Dr Sara Niner, alongside Dr Nicole George from the University of Queensland, recently drafted a working paper addressing regional issues relating to increasing women’s participation in politics.
The paper, which focuses on the Asia Pacific region, is part of the ‘Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum working papers on Women in Politics by the Social Science Research Council.
The Asia-Pacific paper discusses the various forms of resistance that women’s participation in public life faces, including cultural and religious obstacles, as well as violence faced by women seeking public life or office.
The paper also offers ten key recommendations for increasing women’s political participation that target macro and micro efforts including state machineries, electoral mechanisms, political parties, international organisations, local civil society and international governance structures.
About the CPPF Working Papers:
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.
Access the papers in this series on the Social Science Research Council website.
Monash Gender Peace and Security secures Linkage Grant
In a success for Monash Arts research, the Gender, Peace and Security Initiative has recently secured a major ARC Linkage Grant.
The three year project, “Towards Inclusive Peace: Monitoring Gender Provisions of Peace Agreements”, will investigate how peace agreements can advance women’s rights and participation after post-conflict and political transitions.
The UN, Women, Peace and Security: 15 years on, women’s participation in peace and security is more urgent than ever
This post was first published on the International Affairs website October 16th 2015. Read the original article.
By Associate Professor Sara E. Davies and Professor Jacqui True
In Myanmar there will be no democratic transition without women
Will Myanmar create inclusive political processes that address gender inequality in the country’s social, economic and political structures?
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