Gender, governance and women's political participation

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INSTRAW's (United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women) objective in launching this section is to open a space for the analysis of the interrelationship between gender, governance and women's political participation. These pages are intended to be an introduction to this theme, as well as a source of updated information and a space for the exchange of experiences for researchers, activists, policy makers and professionals.

The section offers a brief background and analytical framework on the theme and a glossary, fact-sheet, annotated bibliography, directory of organizations and other resources, as well as a brief description of INSTRAW's activities related to the theme.

INSTRAW considers that integrating a gender perspective into governance and the current decentralization processes is fundamental for obtaining an equitable and inclusive human sustainable development. At the same time, it is necessary to have a greater and transformative presence of women in decision-making positions along with a strong women's and feminist movement that favour the recognition of women's rights, their empowerment and the exercise of their full citizenship. http://tinyurl.com/9o8fj .