The Power To Decide:Women,decision-making and gender equality
-Around the world, women now have more influence over the decisions that affect their lives.
In even the most conservative societies,feminists and gender advocates have been able to forward more equitable policies and outcomes.
-Important drivers of women’s political power and influence include improved access to education and material assets, more equal and inclusive politics,strong women’s movements and women being effective political operators.
-Increases in women’s political power are not uniform. Some women have more influence
than others, both within and between countries.Men continue to dominate some sectors
and the most powerful positions in society.
-Women in positions of power may not champion gender equality:women and their interests
-The international community can better support women’s political leadership by investing
in women’s education and economic assets, their organisations and their political
apprenticeship; focusing on political systems and not just elections; and supporting locally
led and problem-driven responses.