- Women in Politics: 2010 (poster)
- Women in National Parliaments data
- Current Women Heads of State and Government
- Quotaproject.org: Global Database of Quotas for Women
- "Quotas as a Gender Equity Measure" by Delphine Torres
- "Women in Power and Decision-making" from the Beijing Platform for Action
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
- Convention on the Political Rights of Women
- Glossary of Political Participation Terms
- Online Resources for Women's Political Participation
On February 7-13, 2011, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights held a political education training for young women in Kogi State, Nigeria, using WLP's political participation manual Leading to Action. The training promoted gender sensitive culture within academic institutions, shared the principles of horizontal leadership, promoted women's visibility and involvement in strategic decision making positions, and contributed to building the self-esteem and confidence of participants to act as leaders in challenging situations.
Gender-disaggregated statistics to highlight inequitable patterns on Political Participation, Quotas, Education, Employment and Health, and General Country Overview Data.
|Women parliamentarians in lower house||Women parliamentarians in upper house||Women in Parliament ranking||Women at ministerial level||Women at ministerial level ranking||Year women received right to vote||Year women received right to stand for election|
|Source: 1. Inter-Parliamentary Union http://www.IPU.org/wmn-e/classif.html.|
|Afghanistan||0.28||28||31||7||76||1963 (revoked 1996-2001)||1963 (revoked 1996-2001)|
Recordings of past events on political participation.
BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights views women’s public and political participation as critical towards reshaping the economic, political, and social landscape to allow for equality in opportunities for both women and men. We envision a society devoid of fundamentalisms of any kind where women’s human rights becomes an integral part of everyday life. We know that this can only happen with the active participation and inclusion of women in all spheres of development, for their own good and the good of society.
تتعاون منظمة التضامن النسائي للتعلّم (WLP) في تنفيذ برامجها مع ثماني عشرة منظمة شريكة مستقلة في العالم الجنوبي، لا سيما منها في المجتمعات ذات الأغلبية المسلمة. نعمل سويّا لتنفيذ برامج ذات موضوعات محددة، تسعى إلى حماية حقوق الإنسان، وتيسير سبل التنمية المستدامة، ودعم عملية السلام.
يدعو برنامج القيادة والتمكين إلى تبنّي نموذج القيادة بالمشاركة، ويدعم تولي المرأة لأدوار قيادية داخل الأسرة، والمحيط المجتمعي، والمجتمع رمته.
يقوم برنامج بناء القدرة المنظماتية بتقوية المنظمات الشريكة والمنظمات التابعة لها، ويساهم في خلق حركة نسوية دولية نشطة.
According to Nigeria's 2006 census, women are nearly half the country's population (48.78 percent) — a percentage that is not at all reflected in women's representation in government and decision-making positions.
But that could change, and soon. As part of its commitment to increasing women's role in all of public life, BAOBAB held a July 21-27 training session in Abia for a group of politically enthusiastic and ambitious young women.
Participants included members of the media, Abia state government officials, 30 young women undergraduates and 30 women political aspirants.
Through our networks, curriculum, and trainings, WLP works to advance women’s participation in decision-making in the public sphere, empowering women to play a key role in reshaping political, economic, and social conditions that affect both women and men to allow for equal opportunities for everyone.
The struggle for women’s rights is often viewed as a struggle between tradition and modernity where tradition and cultural practices may subjugate women to the private sphere. The Women's Learning Partnership views women's rights to be fundamental human rights held by all women regardless of culture, class, or creed, and holds that women's political participation is key to achieving equal rights.
From 13 to 16 March 2009, the Association of Women Heads of Families (AFCF) organized a training workshop for trainers in female leadership in collaboration with the Democratic Association of Moroccan Women (ADFM) and with support from Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights Development and Peace (WLP). According to Ms. El Moctar, president of AFCF, female leadership is feasible in Mauritania. “We cannot wait for a favorable situation. One cannot expect that people give us the opportunity to evolve as leaders. It is up to us, women, to win and create this dynamic of leadership, whatever the political, environmental, economical, and social situation."
Today, Ms. Afkhami said, we "need to adopt new ways of looking at the forces that produce and control social and cultural power, and focus on strategies that increase women’s leadership and access to power." She went on to describe the connection between women’s leadership and reducing violence against women. "There is new scholarship that shows not only is there a causality between women in power and a reduction in violent conflict, but the original social conditions that allowed for the rise of democracy and greater gender parity included a significant reduction in violent patriarchy."