Women, Policy and Political Leadership

Regional Perspectives in Today's World

Through the Asian Women Parliamentarian initiative, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hopes to address the role of parliamentarians in forging the women leadership agenda and pushing it forward through best practices and shared experiences. Part of regional network-building includes knowledge management, which we present in the form of our latest publication: "Women, Policy and Political Leadership: Regional Perspectives in Today's World".

In this publication, we present an overview with a) a retrospective timeline on milestones in global female political leadership; b) statistics highlighting developments in women's socio-economic and political status in the region; and c) a pictorial map of electoral quotas adopted around the world. Along with the compiled research, we have invited prominent authors from around the world to contribute regional insights into the policy, legislative and socio-cultural situation of female political leadership, highlighting prospects as well as challenges towards the future of women's leadership.

We hope the compiled material by our authors will prove useful for you.

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Singapore, July 15, 2015