Getting more women into political decision-making positions has been on the international agenda for decades. In the Nordic countries women now hold about 41% of the positions in parliament, but the world average is still less than 23%, and in many countries numbers are much lower. What explains these cross national differences? Why do we care about getting more women into politics? And what do we know about the effects of women entering politics?

In this seminar, the authors of some of the most comprehensive recent studies of these questions will share insights from their findings and experience.