Below are a few questions to begin this conversation thread:
How do the cultural expectations, traditional values, patriarchal structures and societal norms prevent women from greater political involvement?
How are these barriers being overcome or circumvented?
In what way do economic burdens, poverty and unemployment play into low levels of political participation among women? What is being done to remove this barrier to participation?
How does violence and intimidation affect women’s political participation? What is being done to overcome this?
Are there legal frameworks that limit the influence of women in politics and decision-making? Have organization’s been successful in removing these legal limitations?
How are non-governmental organizations affecting change in women’s political participation at a grassroots level?