Episode 5 - Gender Equality: Overcoming the ”Lipstick Parliament”

September 7, 2021

What are the opportunities and challenges experienced by women to engage and participate in politics in federal countries?

In the second in our three-part series on gender equality and federal & decentralized governance, we examine the factors that affect women's representation and participation in public office in federal countries. We also explore the role of men in fostering gender quality, and consider the links between women's economic empowerment and gender equality.

Joining us on this episode:

Dr. Christine Forster, Associate Professor and Associate Dean International, University of New South Wales.

Sosena Mulatu, Gender Specialist, Forum of Federations.

Ursula Keller, Senior Policy Advisor and Head of the Governance Unit, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Marc Banzet, Director, Natural Resources and Governance, Global Affairs Canada.

Ilana Trombka, Director General, Federal Senate of Brazil.

Written and hosted by Diana Chebenova and Liam Whittington.

Produced by Asma Zribi and Liam Whittington.

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