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.

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The Senedd in Cardiff - Picture: Tivy-Side Advertiser
09.06.2022
Welsh Government to press ahead with plans to increase Senedd members
The Welsh Government is to press ahead with plans to increase the number of Senedd members despite opposition from senior Conservatives.The reforms, proposed by Labour and Plaid Cymru as part of a co...
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections - The News International (logo)
07.06.2022
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections
Islamabad: Women have been considered as a passive vote bank and political parties tend to use them mostly for representative functions at public gathering, meetings and campaigns.This was stated by...
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to parliament - The Point
25.04.2022
Gambia: Women groups express dissatisfaction over number of women elected to par...
A dozen of women groups have expressed their concerns and dissatisfaction over the number of women that were elected on the 9th April elections as members of the country’s National Assembly.These...
The Western Isles council building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
11.04.2022
Only eight women stand in all-male Western Isles council elections
Officials and activists had urged more women to stand after none of the female candidates were elected in 2017.Equalities campaigners are dismayed that only eight women are standing for election to...
Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections - Concord Times
04.04.2022
Sierra Leone: Women demand funding for effective participation in elections
Women across Sierra Leone have through a communique submitted to the Speaker of Parliament called for the creation of a Women's Fund to enhance effective political participation and to also advance...
The faces of the Nicaraguan political prisoners were present at a demonstration held on March 8, International Women’s Day, in San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo: Katherine Estrada
01.04.2022
Feminist outcry for Nicaragua’s female political prisoners
Relatives of opposition members imprisoned by the regime addressed the panel, decrying the poor treatment and different types of torture the female prisoners suffer.Feminists from different countries...
Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, hosted an event dedicated to eliminating violence against women in politics on the sidelines of the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
17.03.2022
Calling for an end to violence against women in politics
At a special event hosted by Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly, on the sidelines of the 66th Commission on the Status of Women, leaders came together to call for concrete actions...
UNOWAS
17.03.2022
Women in West Africa and the Sahel define strategies for a meaningful participat...
The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Ms Giovanie Biha, chaired the first edition of the annual Women's Forum for Peace and Security...
Diversified approaches to prevent violence against women during elections in the Arab region
11.03.2022
Diversified approaches to prevent violence against women during elections in the...
International IDEA works to reduce the gap between women's rights as affirmed in the legal texts in the different Arab countries and the low rates of women in decision-making positions.Indeed, the...

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Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
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Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch

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