Background Document: Christiansborg Seminar 2012

This background document is intended to bring together some of the existing knowledge in the three sub-themes of the seminar, women in local politics; young women in politics; women in transition countries, and it also offers a number of recommendations, which was part of the basis for discussion in the workshop in particular.Maryse Helbert writes about “Young women in politics – from household level to national politics”. She argues that getting more young women into politics can only be achieved if action is being taken from the household level right through to national politics.