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Strengthening Women’s Roles in Parliaments

Susan Markham

NDI has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for nearly three decades. This article provides an overview of strategies used by NDI for improving democratic governance by increasing women’s representation and men’s awareness of the value of women’s participation in parliament. Best practices include providing support to women’s legislators, strengthening the institution, promoting cross-party caucuses, and working with gender affairs committees.