OUR MISSION During the last local elections, the data showed that only 18% of the candidates were women: out of 2855 total municipalities, there were only 531 female candidates compared to 2324 male candidates.
In the capital municipalities of the Italian Regions with ordinary statutes, there were only 25 female candidates and 120 male candidates. The data improve when looking at councilors: 26,011 women versus 36,283 men. This does not reassure us, indeed it confirms what Roadto50% has been advocating since its founding: the glass ceiling is still strongly present in Politics, in institutions and in decision-making positions.
However, Roadto50% wants to break it down by starting with Politics itself. Since last year, we have been running the nonpartisan political education project RoadtoElection in all cities close to voting. The initiative aims to increase the percentage of women in local, regional, national and European elections, without excluding the male component of society