Summary of the e-Discussion on Engaging Male Champions for Women’s Political Participation
The e-Discussion on Engaging Male Champions for Women’s Political Participation was co-convened in collaboration with International Gender Champions from 6 September to 12 October 2017. Fourteen participants from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab region, Asia, the Americas and Europe engaged in the online debate and submitted contributions. The e-Discussion gathered 12 contributions in English, one in Arabic and one in Spanish. Four contributors are prominent International Gender Champions. As leaders, experts, members of civil society organizations, students and representatives of government institutions, the participants commonly stressed the urgent need for male leaders to play a more active role in supporting women’s leadership and political participation.
The iKNOW Politics and International Gender Champions teams would like to extend their thanks to all their members and followers who took the time to answer the questions of this e-Discussion and share experiences, practices, and recommendations.
The contributions are summarized here.