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2005

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Untapped Resources: Women and Municipal Government in Nova Scotia Report Women in Local Government Project Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Untapped Resources: Women and Municipal Government in Nova Scotia Final Report of the Women in Local Government Project October 2005 Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Women in Local Government Project (N. [...] Women and Municipal Government in Nova Scotia 4 The UNSM resolution In the fall of 2004, a resolution was passed at the annual meeting of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities’ (UNSM) challenging the organization to address women’s under-representation in local government. [...] Through the WILG Project’s terms of reference, the UNSM Board of Directors asked the steering committee to research the barriers to women’s participation in municipal government and pursue the following objectives: ● Identify the opportunities to better involve women as citizens and as politicians in municipal government ● Recommend measures to involve women in all their diversity in consultation [...] Women and Municipal Government in Nova Scotia 9 General barriers to women’s participation in municipal government decision-making In the research for this project, three overarching themes emerged as influences on and impediments to women’s participation in municipal government decision-making: a general lack of awareness among the public about the role of municipal government in people’s day-to-d [...] The election of a significant number of women to public office is 5 Women and Equality Unit, Government of the United Kingdom Report of the Women in Local Government Steering Committee.

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