Women’s representation was a key issue on the political agenda in the most recent local elections. As a result of the elections, women now head the governments of some of Catalonia’s biggest cities, including Barcelona. The number of women councillors has also increased everywhere. Despite this positive trend towards pluralism in the exercise of key public roles, the situation is still far from ideal: in 393 municipalities, i.e., four in ten, men account for more than 60% of town councillors, going against the spirit of the current law.


Observatori iQ

iQ is a cooperative that seeks to contribute to social innovation in favor of gender equality. The cooperative offers the iQ Observatory, a platform that delivers statistical data on the differences and inequalities between men and women in different areas of everyday life in Catalonia. iQ team is made up of professionals with several profiles and is led by the political scientist Maria de la Fuente.