Analyze women’s pathways to participation across multiple levels of governance:

  1. national parliament, political parties, and social movements;
  2. state/division parliaments, government offices; and
  3. district, township, and village groups.

This program studies women’s personal path to political power, to understand what can undermine at any point upward mobility in the political system and what can facilitate or provide entry points at different moments in a woman’s life. A small parallel study in Cambodia is being used as a comparative case and build the internal research capacities of GEN through collaboration with AIT and McGill.

Lead Partner

Gender Equality Network (GEN)

Other Partners

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
McGill University


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