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M. Margaret Conway

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 100: Overview: Women's Leadership in Selected Public Policy Advocacy Arenas

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Overview: Women's Leadership in Selected Public Policy Advocacy Arenas
Overview: Women's leadership in selected public policy advocacy arenas

Public policy is based primarily on culture, and as a nation's culture changes, possibilities exist for changes in policies. In the United States, as in other countries, public policy as it affects women is based on cultural definitions of women's roles. Changes occur in those definitions, but policy often lags role changes, and not everyone accepts changed role definitions at that time or to the same extent. Policy advocacy by women focuses either on acceptance of changes in ...

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