Political and Public Leadership

From national parliaments to local councils, women are underrepresented in policy-making around the world. Their global share in government representation stands at just 19 percent compared to that of men. Without a seat at the table, women don’t have a say in crafting legislation, negotiating peace talks or shaping agendas for future reform.

A growing body of research is finding that women’s increased presence in politics corresponds with greater transparency and more attention paid to education reforms, social development and achieving gender equality across all sectors. We believe that the equitable representation of women in politics can contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous world, which is why we work with parliamentarians and civil society advocates who are making their voices heard in the political sphere.

Read the case studies.