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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Chief guest, panellists and participants of the forum. IDEA
28.02.2022
Fiji's national forum on women in politics
International IDEA, together with our funding partners and civil society organizations (CSOs), have been convening an annual National Forum on Women in Politics (NFWP) in Fiji since...
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination - Copyright: CNN
08.02.2022
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits...
More than 100 influential Black women leaders thanked President Joe Biden in a letter for honoring his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, who if confirmed, would be the first to...
Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad - Credits: Mumbrella
07.02.2022
Australia: Women for Election encourages women to enter politics in new ad
Women for Election has released a campaign ahead of Australia’s election season officially kicking off to encourage more women to enter politics.The campaign was created by BMF and is supported by UN...
Une infirmière parle avec des femmes rassemblées dans une clinique soutenue par l'UNICEF lors d'une session de sensibilisation à la nutrition à Kandahar, en Afghanistan. © UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi
24.01.2022
Bachelet: Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post pan...
With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, the UN High Commissioner for Human...
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake national vice-chairperson Anne Kibet congratulates Pheobe Asiyo after gifting her with a head ornament during Asiyo's 90th birthday celebrations in Homa Bay town. [James Omoro, Standard]
30.12.2021
In Kenya, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake wants more women in parliament
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organisation now wants the government and political parties to recognise its members by ensuring that more women acquire elective positions ahead of the next...
 In Nigeria, media sexism bane of women participation in politics - Vanguard
29.12.2021
In Nigeria, media sexism bane of women participation in politics
A gender-based group, Njikoka Women Association, NWA, in Ezimo, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday, identified media sexism as bane of women participation in politics.The...
Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash
22.12.2021
In Pakistan, parties asked to award tickets to women in elections
Civil society activists have demanded political parties to award tickets to women aspirants for the local government elections to bring them into the national mainstream.“If women are not given a...
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution (copyright: Gender Links)
18.11.2021
Botswana: women demand new deal in Constitution
Women from across the political spectrum are calling on President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi to appoint an equal number of women and men to the Constitutional Review Commission. They are further calling...
Civic space in Nigeria is shrinking, and it’s affecting women participation - The Cable
01.11.2021
Civic space in Nigeria is shrinking, and it’s affecting women participation
It is important for citizens to be given enabling structures to enable civil organisation and participation. This will, in turn, aid the creation of progressive institutional structures. But then the...

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Inter-Parliamentary Union, UNDP, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Special seats bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms
Special Seats Bill in Nigeria: Balancing representation through constitutional reforms - Punch
Inter-Parliamentary Union, UNDP, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
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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