South-East Asian MPs map out steps to strengthen women’s leadership and participation in policy decision-making
The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) has recommended a series of steps for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its 10 Member States to strengthen the representation and impact of women in policy decision-making.
The Women Parliamentarians of AIPA drafted a Plan of Action on Promoting Women’s Political Participation for further consultation that included:
· increasing both the number and the “substantive representation” of women in politics
· promoting an environment that enables women to participate and take leadership roles in politics
· promoting gender-responsive parliament and policy decision-making processes.
Click here to read the full article published by UN Women Asia & the Pacific on 29 October 2023.