Drude Dahlerup graduated from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, and is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Stockholm. She has written extensively on gender and politics, the history of women’s movements, and gender equality policies. She has worked as a consultant for international organisations to Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Tunisia, Kosovo, China, Egypt, and Bhutan, on how to empower women in politics, on quota systems and electoral systems. Among her recent publications are Women, Quotas and Politics (ed. Routledge 2006), and Breaking Male Dominance in Old Democracies (with Monique Leyenaar, Oxford University Press 2013). Drude Dahlerup is one of the 20 members of the UN Global Civil Society Advisory Group to the executive director of UN Women.