Women in Politics
on Women in Politics were asked in 2002.
- The Centre
for Advancement of Women in Politics (CAWP) was formed in
October 2000 and is based in the School of Politics in Queen's
University Belfast. The Centre aims to foster an appreciation
of women's contribution to politics, government and public decision
making in the UK and Ireland.
- CAWP is
a partner in the Enlargement,
Gender and Governance project, which aims to analyse the
extent to which representative institutions and other organisations
enable women's participation and representation in the political
decision-making of EU candidate countries.
- The Gender
and Constitional Change project aims to compare developments
in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The research explores
the part played by women in the three countries in shaping the
process and form of constitutional change.
- The Northern
Ireland Women's Coalition tries to widen participation in
politics and make sure the voices of young people, older people,
ethnic minorities, women and community and voluntary groups
- The Northern
Ireland Women's European Platform aims to facilitate and
increase women's contribution to the social, economic and political
agendas domestically and internationally.
- The Democratic
Dialogue site contains the following publications: The
Northern Ireland Assembly and Women: assessing the gender deficit,
as well as Power,
Politics, Positionings - Women in Northern Ireland.
- The BBC
site 'A State Apart' includes a section on Advancement
of women in public life.
- The 'Democracy
through Partnership between Men and Women in Politics' section
of the Inter-Parliamentary
Union site contains historical background, statistics and