Conclusions of the Paper on the Political Participation of Minority Women

Side-Event to the 41st Human Rights Council Session

Events / Thu 27 Jun 2019 17:00

On Thursday 27 June 2019, with the kind support and hosting of the European Language Equality Network, the Coppieters Foundation is organising a side-event to the Human Rights Council’s 41st session. The conference will be aimed at presenting the conclusions of the Foundation’s and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization‘s (UNPO) book “Minority women in politics – The political participation and representation of minority and migrant women in Europe“, released in March 2019.

The study identifies qualitative and quantitative differences in representation, analyses factors that produce better levels of representation in some places but not in others and describes historical and recent developments in different parts of Europe. The authors draw conclusions by identifying factors that impact women’s political participation and representation, mapping commonalities and differences across Europe, as well as listing policy recommendations to further women’s effective political equality.

Through the presentation of this work’s conclusions in the framework of the United Nations, the Foundation and its partners hope to bring a meaningful contribution to finding solutions to achieve Sustainable Development Goal number 5, aiming at achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.


27 June 2019

17:00 - 18:00
Panel to present the conclusions of the Paper on the Political Participation of Minority Women

Moderated by:

  • Antonia Luciani, Vice-President of the Coppieters Foundation and Co-Editor of the study


  • Ralph Bunche, UNPO General Secretary and Co-Editor of the study
  • Dr Justine Séran, PhD from the University of Edinburgh and Author of several chapters of the study
  • Roseanna McPhee, Human Rights Activist from the Travellers Community in Scotland and Author of one chapter of the study


When: 27 June, Geneva at 17:00.
Where: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations


To attend the event, you will need an accreditation to enter the Palais des Nations.

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This conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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