|Municipal Campaign Schools for Women|
Strengthening women's participation on municipal councils is a democratic issue that promotes good governance. If decisions made by municipal governments are to be representative and responsive to the needs of both women and men, both women and men must participate and have input into decisions that affect their daily lives.
Women make up more than half of Nova Scotia's population, yet only 21% of the municipal councillors and 7% of mayors and wardens.
The United Nations defines 30% as the minimal percentage of women required for government to reflect women's concerns.
For more information on training sessions for women interested in running for municipal council, click on the link below for the UNSM Women in Local Government website.