Research classifies the reasons for women’s under-representation in politics as the ‘5 Cs’.
Women are less likely to go forward for selection.
Women have less access to resources than men.
A gendered culture is often prevalent within all political parties.
Women are more likely to have this responsibility.
CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCEDURES
The processes by which political parties select candidates poses a significant obstacle to women’s political participation.
Tailored programs of support to inspire, equip and inform women to run for political office.
Cross party network of political women committed to equal representation of women and men in Australian politics.