A Political Participation Handbook for Women

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May 19, 2016

A Political Participation Handbook for Women

Women’s public and political participation is a critical step towards reshaping economic, political, and social conditions to allow for equality in opportunities and results for women and men. Women can be informed, thoughtful, and strategic advocates for their own needs. Today, their political participation is subverting the private/public sphere dichotomy, putting real power and leadership in women’s hands. Leading to Action: A Political Participation Handbook for Women was conceived and developed to help increase the number of women in decision-making positions by inspiring women to become politically engaged. However, we know from experience that parity in the number of women in leadership roles, though extremely important, is not sufficient. Political leadership can be a force for oppression and conflict regardless of the gender of the politician. For that reason, Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and its partners developed Leading to Action to empower women to become democratic and participatory leaders. Cick here to access the Handbook. 

Author: 
Mahnaz Afkhami and Ann Eisenberg
Publisher: 
Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP)
Publication year: 
2010