Regional launch of the study “Social Media: Advancing Women in Politics?”

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The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP), Facebook and Harvard University presented the study on the use of social media by women in politics on Wednesday 23 November. This presentation at the Mexican Senate was hosted by Lucero Saldaña, Member of the Mexican Senate and Member of the WIP Executive Board.

The report, elaborated by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, confirms that social media are breaking down barriers for female politicians. It includes survey answers from more than 900 female politicians from 107 countries (including responses from Mexican MPs). You can access the full report here.

This is the second study conducted by WIP, after the WIP-World Bank study “The Female Political Career”, which was presented in 2015. With the WIP Studies, the Women in Parliaments Global Forum aims to build knowledge about the current situation of female politicians by identifying the data and evidences that can support advocacy for policy changes. This new study also aims to help female legislators to better understand how to use social media effectively.