Female participation in political formation reduces corruption and increases transparency

CATEGORY: South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)
DATE: 8 August 2014

A United Nation Millennium Project report in 2005 justifies increasing the representation of women in political office, arguing that women in office are more likely to advocate for legislation and policy that will improve gender equality and benefit children and families. There is academic evidence to suggest that female participation in political formation reduces corruption and increases the transparency of decision-making bodies.