Africa: Women in Political Participation

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March 22, 2021

Africa: Women in Political Participation


International IDEA

Women in Political Participation- is a Pan-African gender project on the different facets of Women and Politics in Africa. Funded by Sida and implemented by International IDEA, its aim is to contribute to advancing the goal of gender equality in politics and governance, in line with the Maputo Protocol of 2003; various associated sub-regional protocols and standards, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Inclusive of International IDEA as leading partner, the Project brings together a consortium of seven partner organisations:The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Gender Links, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop’s Gender Laboratory (IFAN), Padare/Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender and Women and Law Southern Africa (WLSA). The project will be expanded across Africa once funds permit.

The Project impact Objectives are:

  1. To contribute to an increase in the voice and presence of women in political processes and institutions in Africa.
  2. To step up advocacy for, and expand awareness towards increased demands for the inclusion of women at all levels of political participation and decision-making.
  3. To build and strengthen enabling platforms that allow for women’s inclusion in all levels of political participation.

Click here to learn more about WPP Africa. 

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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)