e-Discussion on women in public administration

In many countries, public institutions continue to be male-dominated and patriarchal, perpetuating harmful attitudes and practices. iKNOW Politics is convening an e-Discussion to promote a dialogue on the role of women in public administration and exchange knowledge on ways to increase and strengthen women’s participation in public administration and decision-making.
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Event type: Online discussions

Start date: 28 March 2019 | Start time: 09:00 UTC-04:00
End date: 19 April 2019 | End time: 17:00 UTC-04:00

Location: Online

Event description

Event: e-Discussion on women in public administration

In many countries, public institutions continue to be male-dominated and patriarchal, perpetuating harmful, and sometimes violent, attitudes and practices. iKNOW Politics is convening an e-Discussion to promote a dialogue on the role of women in public administration and decision-making and exchange knowledge and good practices on ways to increase and strengthen women’s participation in public administration and decision-making.

Submissions are welcome from 28 March to 19 April 2019 in ArabicEnglishFrench, and Spanish.

Guiding questions:

  1. What is the level of women’s participation in public administration in your country?
  2. Do women in public administration in your country face sexual harassment and/or gender-based violence? What are other barriers hindering women’s equal participation in leadership and decision-making roles in your country?
  3. What can be done to increase the equal and full participation of women, including young women, in public administration at all levels? What can be done to ensure public administration is free from sexual harassment and gender-based violence? Please share examples of good practices.
  4. Have women in public administration in your country used their position to advance sustainable development and peace? Please share examples.

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Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters

More information:
  • Contact person: Meriem Trabelsi meriem.trabelsi[at]unwomen.org