Gender Equality

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Participation in Sustainable Development Decision-Making: Gender Perspective

  • Magdalena PółtorakEmail author
  • Ilona Topa
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Participation in decision-making here perceived as different mechanisms for the society (composed of women and men) to express opinions and exert a real influence regarding along any realm of human social activity (esp. politics, economics, science, etc.)

Gender Equality in Participation in Decision-Making as One of SDGs


Bearing in mind that women make up more than half of the population and despite many efforts to ensure them adequate access to decision-making, they are still underrepresented. Although some progress in this field has been made, it has no linear character, so without permanent targeted activities, a backlash is always possible.

Why women remain so underrepresented in leadership roles? As, i.e., United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Statistics (UIS 2018) data show, they are often better educated; however it does not translate automatically into participation in decision-making. There is no doubt that...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public International and European Law, Faculty of Law and AdministrationUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Katarzyna Cichos
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in WarsawWarsawPoland