Women2000: Women and decision-making

The importance of women's participation in decision-making at all levels has been stressed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a matter of their human rights. This issue of Women2000 explores the question of women's role in decision-making, examining the gender dimensions of leadership; the role of women in the public and private sectors, organized labor, religious bodies, law enforcement, military and peacemaking. The need to increase women's participation in decision-making is addressed, as are alternatives to traditional paths to power, including the role of women in NGOs and women's entrepreneurship and banking.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Leadership and political participation

Resource type: Institutional reports

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 1997

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)