Women are generally under-represented in political offices worldwide, and their under-representation becomes larger in more senior positions. Economic literature investigates causes of this underrepresentation and divide them into “supply-side” and “demand-side” factors: the former include women’s potentially lower willingness to run for political office, whereas the latter include voters’ and party leaders’ prejudices against women in politics. Understanding the underlying causes of women’s under-representation in political institutions is crucial in order to design the most effective policies to address the existing gender gaps.
At the round table, participants will discuss the gender gap in politics in Eastern European countries, policies that have been proposed or used to empower women in politics, and review the evidence on their effectiveness when available.
Natalya Volchkova (NES, VAVT)
Irina Denisova, NES and MSU
Natalya Firsova, NES
Pamela Campa, SITE, Sweden
Lev Lvovskiy, BEROC, Belarus
Dominik Gerber, BICEPS, Latvia
Davit Keshelava, ISET, Georgia
Khrystyna Holynska, KSE, Ukraine (TBC)
Aleksandr Grigoryan, AUA, Armenia
Monika Oczkowska, CENEA, Poland
Kori Udovički, former Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, CEVES, Serbia (TBC)
Instructions for registration: Please follow this link. The event will be hosted online via Zoom: Tuesday, 22 June, 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 CEST, GMT+3, (Moscow time).