Women and power: overcoming barriers to leadership and influence

Around the world, women now have more decision-making power and influence over social, political and economic life, than ever before. However, progress is uneven both across and within countries. While increasing the numbers of women in political positions is important, it does not automatically follow that they have real authority or decision-making autonomy.

http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/10293.pdf

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