Year: 2019
Gender equality

Women in local politics in Poland. Strategies of political parties in the 2018 local government elections

The anniversary year of women’s suffrage rights in Poland in 2018 seems to be a perfect time to assess what women have managed to gain in politics and take a closer look at the situation of women in Polish politics. This report attempts to summarise the said aspects with regard to local government policy. The following sections present results of stati stical analyses regarding women’s participation in the last local government elections, as well as conclusions from interviews with representatives of key political parties on the strategy of various parties regarding female candidates standing in these elections. In the summary section, the report presents recommendations for increasing women’s representation in the Polish politics.


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