Thursday, November 06, 2008


EVENT: International Conference on Decentralization, Local Power and Women's Rights (IDRC)

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the International Conference on Decentralization, local power and women’s rights: Global trends in participation, representation and access to public services. The conference is being organized by IDRC in partnership with the Government of Mexico through the Status of Women Mexico (INMUJERES) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). It will be held November 18 - 21, 2008 in Mexico City at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Anthropology Museum. This international conference will explore the impact that decentralization policies and women’s participation in local government have had on women’s rights and access to public services.

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