Equality of participation by women and men in politics, and opportunities for women’s leadership at all levels of decision-making, have been globally acknowledged as vital contributors to more prosperous and stable societies in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There has been progress: more women than ever hold public office and engage in electoral processes as staff, voters, candidates or campaigners. With increased representation and voice, women are better able raise the profile of physical concerns, including reproductive rights and physical safety; as well as social issues such as childcare, equal pay, parental leave and pensions; and broader development issues such as the alleviation of poverty, and delivery of services.

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