Although nearly one hundred years have passed since women gained the right to vote, their representation in Czech politics remains low and has hardly increased. Are women less interested in politics? Are they less qualified or competent than their male counterparts? Or is it that women face hidden obstacles, a form of glass ceiling?
- Markéta Mottlová is a guest contributor who lives in the Czech Republic. She has been working as project coordinator and lecturer in Fórum 50 % that strives for a more balanced representation of women and men in politics and decision-making. In the NGO she is for example in charge of a political mentoring programme between Czech, Danish and Norwegian female politicians. Markéta is a PhD student in the field of Political Science. During her studies she has been focusing on different theories of political representation and women's political participation.