Women Driving Development: We Need More

June 4, 2015

Women are underrepresented in positions of leadership across the globe and this has significant implications on the status of women in both the developed and developing worlds. After last year’s election in Fiji for example, only one in seven members of parliament are women. That’s progress – but not enough.

IWDA recognises that when women are involved in the decision-making process, everyone benefits and progress becomes tangible. Increasing participation in formal and informal positions of leadership is a key objective of IWDA’s Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women program. Despite progress in Fiji, access to positions of power for women remains limited.

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