Igniting her ambition: Breaking the barriers to women’s representation in Europe
Following the launch of The Alliance Of Her yesterday, a new research report published by the ALDE Party in collaboration with the European Liberal Forum and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation highlights the experiences of European liberal women in politics.
In Europe, women’s political representation has increased significantly in the last decade. Currently, the region accounts for the highest number of women in elected office worldwide. However, while some progress has been made, achieving gender equality seems to be going forward at a snail’s pace. Men continue to outnumber women in elected positions and those measures which perhaps have made a difference when it comes to parity, have done little to improve how women are valued as political leaders and actors.
In other words, while we celebrate the increase in number of women elected to political office in Europe, women are still more likely to be undermined in every stage of their political journey as compared to their male counterparts.
According to a Europe-wide online survey conducted by the ALDE Party on women’s political participation and representation, female liberal leaders believe that progress remains slow in women’s access to politics.
Some of the key findings of the research include:
- European female liberal leaders believe that gender stereotyping is still prevalent and plays a big role in politics;
- The majority of respondents have been targets of sexism and harassment either from a stranger or from a colleague, online or in person;
- Female leaders across Europe believe that the most desirable measures that could lead to increases in women’s political participation are: mentoring and training, education, women in politics networks, money and media visibility.
We are happy to announce that the second issue of our bi-annual publication Liberal Bulletin is now out!
Produced amid the on-going global health crisis, this issue continues on the theme of our first Liberal Bulletin of the year, with a focus on backsliding democracies and the economic pressure caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
This Bulletin features thematic interviews with European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, who recently launched the Commission’s first Rule of Law Report, and former European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström, nominated as a candidate for OECD Secretary General, and gives the floor to ALDE Party individual members. We also hear from two ALDE Party members: Party of Freedom and Progress from Belarus and Viðreisn from Iceland.
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ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin 01/2020
Produced in the context of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we are happy to present the first Liberal Bulletin of the year!
This new issue features a powerful editorial by our President Hans van Baalen; a thematic interview with doctor and MEP Katalin Cseh, who volunteered on the frontlines of the pandemic; an interview with PACE President Rik Daems; a word from the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament; updates from our member parties Liberal Democrats in the UK and Yabloko in Russia, and much more!
ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin 02 2019
The latest issue of ALDE Party's Liberal Bulletin focuses on the liberal success in the 2019 European elections, the newest edition of the European Women's Academy, and more!
ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin 01 2019
Read ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin, this time focusing on the European elections and ALDE's Team Europe.