The Perception Prevention

September 3, 2015

A study investigating public perceptions of women in leadership commissioned by IWDA’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women program assessed attitudes towards women and uncovered barriers that often prevent women from political participation.

Surprisingly, the majority of surveyed participants disagreed with the statement that ‘men generally make better political leaders than women’. While the domain of politics has traditionally been reserved as a space for men, many Fijians do not believe this to be true, indicating that they believe political leadership capability is not gendered.

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