Gender Balance of Power – Women’s Representation in Regional and Local Government in the UK and Germany

Carys Roberts (May 2017): Politics in most countries are still very much dominated by men, which leads to a democratic deficit, as half of the population is not properly represented in local, regional or federal governments. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London and the Institute for Policy Research (IPPR) published a report that compares the representation of women in the various governments in the UK and Germany.  It does not only compare figures but highlights helpful examples from which countries could learn from each other. The research shows that political parties have a crucial gate keeper role in ensuring gender equality in the political arena.

Please read the full report here.

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