Global Aspects of Women’s Participation

PRIO Policy Brief

Hernes, Helga (2014) Global Aspects of Women’s Participation, PRIO Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.

​​In the wake of World War II three major political trends have formed international development; the human rights revolution, the ​diffusion of democracy, and the growing acceptance of gender equality. All three trends have contributed to significant increases in women’s participation, representation and influence. Yet great contrasts persist in women’s ability to exercise the rights which the international community of states has bestowed upon them.


Helga Hernes

Helga Hernes

Senior Adviser

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