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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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
28.11.2022
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representativ...
Forty women from civil society organizations, women’s groups, political parties, armed movements, and academia came together over two weeks and produced a joint gender-responsive constitutional...
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women (UNW logo)
22.11.2022
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women
Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade....
Participants of the fourth Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue, held in October 2022.
17.11.2022
Building Women’s Expertise and Comparative Knowledge of Decentralization Process...
TRANSFORMING CONSTITUTION-BUILDINGIn a global context of democratic backsliding and growing intrastate and interstate conflicts, the imperative of women’s full and equal participation in constitution...
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu met women mukhtars on October 26 in Edirne, northwestern Türkiye. (Photo: AA)
10.11.2022
Only 2 percent of Türkiye's neighborhood and village heads are women
There are over 50,000 mukhtars in the country. Despite a slight increase in the share of women mukhtars over the past few years, women’s groups call for more representation at the local level.Women...
A image of Zhina Mahsa Amini at a candlelit vigil following her death, outside the Wilshire Federal Building in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo
17.10.2022
Many Iranian women demand political change amid decades-long grievances
DUBAI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Like millions of other Iranian women, retired teacher Somayyeh has been repressed by the country's hardline Islamic laws for decades but was too frightened to stand up to...
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Abu Dhabi on 8 September 2022. Photo: UN Women/Saroj Khadka
04.10.2022
In the United Arab Emirates, UN Women Executive Director calls for increasing wo...
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous carried out a two day mission in the United Arab Emirates, where she delivered opening remarks at the Women, Peace and Security conference held in Abu Dhabi,...
Leaders are asking for equal and visible representation of women in the COP 27 presidency and leadership team (Picture: SHE Changes Climate)
04.10.2022
Leaders are asking for equal and visible representation of women in the COP 27 p...
We are facing a planetary emergency, and more than 500 leaders from around the world are coming together to ask the COP27 Presidency and all Leaders attending COP for equal representation and urgent...
Maharashtra cabinet expansion. Photo: @Dev_Fadnavis/Twitter
26.08.2022
India: No women in 20-member Maharashtra cabinet as CM Eknath Shinde expands 41-...
MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday expanded his two-member ministry. However, the list did not include a single woman. Several women politicians and women’s rights activists...
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...

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Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community
Women leaders present a gender-responsive constitutional vision to representatives of the international community (Picture Zawya)
UN Women
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women
Push forward: 10 ways to end violence against women (UNW logo)
UN Women
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls
Accelerating efforts to tackle online and technology-facilitated violence against women and girls (UNW)
UN Women
In the United Arab Emirates, UN Women Executive Director calls for increasing women’s leadership in global peace and security and climate action
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Abu Dhabi on 8 September 2022. Photo: UN Women/Saroj Khadka

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