Women Have Found Respect: Gender Quotas, Symbolic Representation, and Female Empowerment in Rwanda

@article{Burnet2011WomenHF,
  title={Women Have Found Respect: Gender Quotas, Symbolic Representation, and Female Empowerment in Rwanda},
  author={Jennie E. Burnet},
  journal={Politics \& Gender},
  year={2011},
  volume={7},
  pages={303 - 334}
}
Building on previous studies of women's formal, descriptive, and substantive representation in Rwanda, this article examines women's symbolic representation, defined as the broader social and cultural impact of the greater representation of women in the Rwandan political system. It explores the cultural meanings of gender quotas by analyzing popular perceptions of women, of women's roles in politics and society more broadly, and of changing cultural practices vis-à-vis gender. Data were… Expand
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