Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments

Authored by: Susan Markham

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 2012
Citation: Markham, Susan. "Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments." Parliamentary Affairs (2012): 1-11.

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The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for nearly three decades. This article provides an overview of strategies used by NDI for im- proving democratic governance by increasing women’s representation and men’s awareness of the value of women’s participation in the parliaments. Best practices include providing support to women legislators, strengthening the institution, promoting cross-party caucuses and working with gender affairs committees.