Role of Women in International Politics and Diplomacy

Counselor to the RISS Director Victoria Panova analyzed women's participation in contemporary political and international processes. The expert focused on Russia's contribution to the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women in all spheres of social and economic life. The analyst shared her impressions of such international platforms as the Eurasian Women's Forum and the «Women 20».


  • Though more and more women are involved in politics, they are still under-represented in decision-making positions worldwide.

  • Women's participation in the decision-making processes is essential given the current turbulence in world politics, as in general, they are more flexible and empathetic than men. These qualities often help to achieve long-term and sustainable solutions to a wide range of problems, especially when it comes to social issues.
international politics diplomacy Victoria Panova women discussion