Leadership & Governance

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Despite often better educational outcomes women overwhelming occupy less influential positions than their male counterparts, who remain the dominant decision-makers.

Studies agrees that closing gender gaps matters for development and policymaking and that greater equality can enhance economic productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions and policies more representative.

To understand the barriers to female representation, Women Political Leaders has developed studies such as the ‘Reykjavik Index for Leadership’ and ‘Social Media: Advancing Women in Politics’ which provide empirical information and analysis for better addressing the participation of women in the decision making table across sectors.

The absence of women’s voices in public debates severely limits the global progress that can be achieved.