Summary of the E-discussion on women mayors, heads of villages, towns and cities
On September 12th 2014 iKNOW Politics launched an online discussion about women’s access to, and experience in, mayoral positions. The discussion received contributions from several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovenia and the USA. The following summary was prepared based on user responses to the following questions:
· What are the greatest challenges for women is accessing mayoral positions?
· Are there any mechanisms or good practices that have been implemented to encourage the election of women mayors?
· Are there any advantages to having a woman mayor? Are cities with woman mayors more responsive to the needs and rights of women?