Timing can be everything when it comes to influencing government decisions. This post explains what happens during the budget formulation stage and examines ways in which civil society can engage with and influence the budget planning process.
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Representation largely enables the “place of talk”, as one could interpret the word parliament from Latin, to issue legislation that takes into account the interests of the various groups present in a territorial entity, such as a state. However, only a fraction of the world’s national parliaments have more than 40% of female depupies. This article looks at methods that enhance female representation, both in terms of the number of parliamentary seats as well as those ensuring that laws and state budgets reflect the needs and priorities of women and men equally.
Conference: Deliberating Democratisation Examining Democratic Change and the Role of International Democracy Support
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, invites you to attend the conference Deliberating Democratisation: Examining Democratic Change and the Role of International Democracy Support, which will be held on 7 and 8 March at the home of the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London.
The long-term impact of the forums have elevated many of the women to become role models in their locales, who are now seen as change-makers who are working to make a difference in the lives of those around them
Strengthening women’s political participation: An analysis of the impact of women’s parliamentary networks in Europe and Central Asia
Gender equality is fundamental to responsive and accountable democratic societies. Women’s representation in elected institutions in equal proportion to men is key to the credibility and legitimacy of parliaments, national assemblies and local governments. Yet, globally, just over a fifth of members of parliament are women.
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