Advocacy & Lobbying

Advocacy & Lobbying

Advocacy and Lobbying

Advocacy and lobbying are effective tools for gender advocates, male champions, civil society, and other stakeholders to hold leaders accountable to their commitments on concrete, measurable actions that guarantee women can fully and equally enjoy their rights. These include the ability to exercise freedom and choices, go to school, live free from violence, earn equal pay for equal work, and meaningfully engage in decision-making and political processes. Advocacy groups can collectively put pressure their leaders for legislative reforms to protect and promote women’s rights and concerns, which may require coalition-building, fundraising, civic education, awareness-raising and consensus-building on key issue platforms. Influencing legislation itself may require lobbying to convince policy makers and legislators to address specific issues relevant to gender equality and women’s empowerment, which may involve introducing or revising legislation and policy.

News

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06.01.2021
From Belarus to Bangkok, women took to streets demanding change in 2020
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Belarus to Nigeria to Thailand, women played a prominent role in protest movements this year, driven by increasing frustration over the slow pace of political...
06.01.2021
Diatom Impact pushes for women’s participation in Nigerian politics with ElectHe...
Sunday EhigiatorDiatom Impact, in partnership with ElectHer Academy, has begun push to activate and engage more women in the political process with the aim to build a productive, and healthy...
08.12.2020
More than 1,000 Black women urge Biden to choose more Black women for his Cabine...
(CNN) - More than 1,000 influential Black women on Monday signed an open letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, urging their transition team to consider...
30.07.2020
ElectHER, Nigerian female-focused political advocacy organization receives $100,...
ElectHER has received $100,000 in grants from Diatom Impact and the United States National Endowment for Democracy (NED).In an agreement with both organizations for a one-year duration...
27.12.2019
Equal Power coalition launched in the UK to transform women's representatio...
In the general election, 220 women MPs were elected, pushing women’s representation in parliament up  from 32 per cent to 34 per cent - placing the UK 36th in the word between Belarus and Monaco...
29.10.2019
The history of indigenous women’s leadership
In the 2018 midterms, Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (KS-03) won their respective elections and became the first Native American women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Out of 18...
01.03.2019
Women brainstorm to increase political participation in Sinoe, Liberia
A local pro-democracy and women’s rights advocacy group working in Southeastern Liberia, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO), has concluded a one-day dialogue on women’s political...
28.02.2019
Rise of the 'strongman': Dozens of female world leaders warn women...
Open-letter signatory Susana Malcorra says women ‘need to be very prepared to fight back’ amid global political shift.More than 30 female world leaders including current and former heads of state...
05.06.2018
Enabling political participation of women with disabilities as the focus of OSCE...
Promoting the full and equal participation of women with disabilities in political and public life was the focus of discussions at a conference organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UNDP
Scrutinising Legislation from a Gender Perspective: A Practical Toolkit
UN Women
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
undp
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making

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