Women's Participation and Leadership: Vital to Democratic Governance

Tuesday, January 13, 2004
UNited Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
Central America
South America

The issues of democratic governance assumes enormous significance in the current debate on how to shape a more secure future for all. The concern has increased because of the growing realization that conventional development and governance approaches have failed to achieve desired ends -- the elimination of poverty and inequality and the provision of world peace. There is a greater desire to consider ways in which power has been exercised in the management of economic and political processes for development and in addressing the emerging issues and threats to human survival.

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