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Promoting Women’s Political Participation: From Quotas to Parity- A Guide to Legal Options for the West and Central Africa Region

Elbarlament’s Managing Director Dr. Birgit Laubach is the lead author of the study „Promoting Women’s Political Participation – From Quota to Parity“.

The guide is designed to increase the understanding of the legal obligations of countries in the West and Central Africa (WCA) region to achieve gender equality in decision-making. Legal instruments and solutions are presented that can be used to advance the political participation of women. The comparative experiences presented in this guide address both examples of good practices and laws that have failed because their regulations are imprecise, unclear and/or lack effective sanctions.

It is conceived as a regional tool for use and adaptation at country level where UN Women is providing support for legal reforms.

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