Initiative Works to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Mexico

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Initiative Works to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Mexico

This year marks Mexico’s 60th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and though the country has made progress in passing reforms to increase women’s political participation, women are still not well-represented in decision-making bodies.

Mexico has a 60/40 quota that requires that 40 percent of the candidates political parties designate to run for parliament have to be women. It also requires that parties spend 2 percent of the funds they get from the federal government on women’s leadership training. But women often face bias, both at the polls and within their parties.

We invite you to read the full article published August 28, 2013 by our partner, NDI

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