30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women's Political Participation in Latin America

Saturday, March 1, 2008
Americas
South America

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) has released the report entitled “30 Years of Democracy: Riding the Wave? Women's Political Participation in Latin America. The report draws data from 18 countries in the Latin American region, exams the progress made in women's participation in politics, and gives statistics on women's political representation in areas which were before exclusive to men.
The study analyzes the progress achieved by women in certain posts, why some countries have advanced more than others, presents the obstacles encountered by women and offers recommendations for improving women's situation in public life.

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