Women in Local Governments in Asia and the Pacific: A Comparative Analysis of Thirteen Countries

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March 12, 2007

Women in Local Governments in Asia and the Pacific: A Comparative Analysis of Thirteen Countries

By providing an overview of the current situation of women in local governments in the Asia-Pacific region, this presentation identifies the factors that affect their involvement in local government; discusses the impact of women as transformative leaders; and offers proposals for change.

This comparative report draws together a picture of women’s involvement in local government in the Asia and Pacific region. It is based on 13 country reports prepared for ESCAP and LOGOTRI and highlights continuing barriers to women’s involvement in local government, initiatives that have increased women’s participation and the transformative leadership that women provide in local government. It also outlines regional and country-level strategies for increasing women’s involvement in local government.

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Asia-Pacific Summit of Women Mayors and Councillors