Men have a much more public role, given the privilege that comes from the sexual division of jobs, which they can dedicate more personal time to and thereby enjoy a greater say in the decisions taken by organisations. Hence the contribution to their overrepresented voices and specific needs. So, promoting women’s participation in designing, preparing and assessing policies is key to reversing gender inequalities.
- Social participation
- Political and institutional participation
- Community participation and informal networks
Most of the people taking part in the city’s organisations and associations are women. Despite that, such participation is often hampered by difficulties in family and work life balance, which are more apparent in women’s lives than they are in men’s.