Essays about: "women’s political representation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the words women’s political representation.

  1. 1. Feminizing Politics - The Impact of Gendered Institutions on Women’s Political Influence and Representation - A case of Malawi and Colombia

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Diana Marcela Apache Varon; Rudo Chikondi Mello; [2020]
    Keywords : Gendered Organizations Theory; Gender; Gendered Political Institutions; Women; Women’s Political Representation; Feminist Theories; Legislative Power; Political Violence; Barriers and Enablers; Colombia; Malawi; Gender Equality; Politics; Sustainable Development; Inclusive Development;

    Abstract : According to the 2030 agenda, gender equality is a fundamental condition for achieving sustainable development, and one of the central components is the effective participation of women at all levels of political decision-making. Based on the theory of gendered organizations and Lowndes' model, the study presents the legislative power in Colombia and Malawi aiming to understand the dramatic low number of women's political representation in both countries. READ MORE

  2. 2. DOES WOMEN'S POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT IMPROVE GENDER BALANCE IN PEACEKEEPING? A Large N Study of Troop Contributing Countries

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Hanna Buznytska; [2019-03-28]
    Keywords : peacekeeping operations; gender balance in peacekeeping; women’s political empowerment; substantive representation; women’s issues;

    Abstract : Although the United Nations has officially recognized an importance of women’s participation in peacekeeping, the number of female personnel remains low; thus, scholars have been investigating the factors that may facilitate a broader inclusion of women in peacekeeping operations. In order to contribute to the existing literature on the topic, this study examines whether one specific factor, a country’s level of women’s political empowerment, has an impact on the level of gender balance in its peacekeeping troops. READ MORE

  3. 3. We Want to Be in the Room Where it Happens : Challenges for Women's Representation in the Zambian Parliament

    University essay from Försvarshögskolan

    Author : Deborah Solomon; [2019]
    Keywords : Women Peace and Security; Representation; Zambia; Human Security; kvinnor fred och säkerhet; Zambia; mänsklig säkerhet;

    Abstract : This essay explores the cultural and socio-economic barriers for women’s political representation in Zambian politics as well as the importance of women’s representation for their human security. Due to a Western focus on earlier research, a developing country was chosen in order to investigate any differing perspectives that would emerge. READ MORE

  4. 4. Post-genocide gender equality : Understanding the gender equality process within the political sphere after the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik; Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik

    Author : Aleksandra Avramovic; Sanna Ringh; [2018]
    Keywords : Changing gender roles; Feminism; Political empowerment; Reconstruction; Rwanda  ;

    Abstract : Inspire by article 1 of the Human Rights Declaration, which states that every human is born free and equal, this thesis highlights gender equality and the process towards political empowerment, using the example of Rwanda. A country known for being one of the world’s leading countries regarding women’s representation in the parliament. READ MORE

  5. 5. Vi är verklighetens röst. (We are the voice of reality.) : A critical discourse analysis of SD-Kvinnor on Facebook from 2014-2018

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alyssa Bittner-Gibbs; [2018]
    Keywords : Sweden Democrats; women; nationalism; gender equality; qualitative discourse analysis; WPR method; social media;

    Abstract : Internationally recognized for and culturally self-identifying as a gender equality advocate, Sweden has seen a recent uptick in popular support among women voters for its far-right nationalist political party, the Sweden Democrats (SD). While nationalist movements are primarily distinguished by their nativist political rhetoric, academic study has consistently shown that nationalism also consistently promotes a traditional gender duality while denouncing feminism and gender equality practices. READ MORE