In general, the term ‘good governance’ is used as if it already represented the interests of all groups in society. In reality, gender justice and equity are not explicitly mentioned as a principle of good governance, so the voice and interests of women are not represented in the concept of governance.
The work of the Women Research Institute(WRI) is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. WRI is convinced that the principles of the elimination of all forms of discrimination have to become the principles of good governance. To give effect to good governance, an inclusive democratization process is needed that recognizes and nurtures not only diversity in ethnic, racial, religious, belief, physical capability, social class, age, language and geographical origin, but also gender diversity.