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The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched the Run, Win Lead: Toward Parity in Municipal Politics Framework.
Despite constituting more than 50% of the population, women still account for less than 30% of elected positions in local government across Canada. Social, structural, and economic factors can all hinder a woman’s ability to run for politics office and to thrive while serving. Women of intersectional identities will often face compounding effects of these impacts.
A new generation of women leaders is emerging in Tunisia. Following the adoption in 2016 of an amendment to the Tunisian electoral law that included a provision supporting gender parity among municipal councils, 47% of representatives elected in the 2018 local elections were women. However, discrimination against women is ongoing and often undermines their involvement in local politics.
The National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) has launched three publications last August in order to promote knowledge on interesting themes for local authorities and networks, especially the ones (active) in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Please find a short overview below:
During the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 9 to 20 March 2015, the progress made since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 20 years ago will be reviewed. During the session, the current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women will be addressed, as well as the opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda.
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