Money, Gender and Political Recruitment

18.10.2017 16:00 - English

With Rainbow Murray (University of London), Gretchen Bauer (University of Delaware), Dr Akosua Darkwah (University of Ghana) and Amy Mazur (Washington State University) in conversation with Ragnhild Muriaas (UiB/CMI).

Money is a great barrier to women participating in electoral processes and consequently, women’s entry into politics.

No-where is this more apparent than in countries where women’s socio-economic standing are disproportionately lower than men. The global response to this has been an upsurge in financial schemes targeting women candidates. But does this translate to better representation of women in politics?

MoneyTalks is a project that analyses the interaction of these schemes with electoral processes and institutions that tend to be gendered across regions.

The MoneyTalks project is conducting an open seminar to discuss the challenges of time and money for women aspirants in Ghana, France and the UK.


  • Rainbow Murray – Queen Mary, University of London
  • Gretchen Bauer – University of Delaware
  • Dr Akosua Darkwah – University of Ghana
  • Amy Mazur – Washington State University


Ragnhild Muriaas – UIB and CMI.


Photo: Yooku Ata-Bedu, USAID/Ghana

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Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

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Bergen Global is a joint initiative between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute that addresses global challenges.