Panel, campaign school unpack gender parity in politics
According to the United Nations, women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, UN data shows that women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide; for example, only 30.5 per cent of Ottawa parliamentarians are women.
The University of Victoria and Equal Voice have partnered to host two events designed to address gender disparities in political leadership. Women Leading Change in Politics brings together inspiring leaders together with the community to share stories of leading change in politics as well as provide tools for change.
On Monday, Feb. 26, the Women Leading Change panel discussion will delve into the experiences of extraordinary women who have not only held public office but have also made significant contributions to the political landscape.
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University of Victoria campus and Zoom