Democracy IDEAs
Democracy IDEAs
Mar 3, 2021
How do we get more women in politics?
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Across the world, women face challenges to participate in politics, from confronting hate speech to internal party obstacles and lack of subsidized maternity leave. What are the best ways to increase women’s participation in elections and within party politics? What has been the influence of the #MeToo movement?  Is it just about increasing the numbers of women in parliament?

Host: Laura Thornton, International IDEA’s Head of Global Programs

Guest: Birgitta Ohlsson, Sweden’s former EU and Democracy Minister and currently head of National Democratic Institute's program for political parties in Washington

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