Women's Political Participation at the Local Government in Latin America

Friday, June 1, 2007
Alejandra Massolo
Central America
South America

Women's political participation in municipalities has received little attention until recently, though the chronic under-representation of women in mayoral and other local elected positions is increasingly recognized as a significant challenge to gender equality. This working paper is part of the first phase of the project: Strengthening governance from a gender perspective and women's political participation at the local level in Latin America, and contains information, analysis and conclusions synthesized from various sources with the aim of providing a panoramic view of knowledge, information and reflection on the question of women's political participation at the local level.

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Participación política de las mujeres en el ámbito local en América Latina_Alejandra Massolo_UNINSTRAW_June2007