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A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa
A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa

A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa

Achieving 50:50 by 2030

POLITICAL SCIENCE

184 Pages, 7.48 x 9.96

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $65.00 (CA $88.00) (US $65.00)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781849291781

Rights: US & CA

Commonwealth Secretariat (Apr 2018)

Price: $65.00
 
 

Overview

The Commonwealth is far from achieving gender equality when it comes to women in political decision-making roles. Although Commonwealth Africa has some of the best-performing countries in this context, on average women’s representation is still only 23.3 per cent.Elections are a critical process through which political leadership can be accessed. However, for gender inclusiveness to become a reality, it is necessary to specifically address the hurdles to women’s participation in all three stages of the electoral cycle, the pre-electoral, electoral and the post-electoral periods.A Handbook for Gender-Inclusive Elections in Commonwealth Africa: Achieving 50:50 by 2030 reviews the systems, legislation and best practice that will need to be implemented and effectively monitored to get more women into politics and help to realise Sustainable Development Goal 5 – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.