Political Participation Resources

As of June 2010, twenty-nine countries have reached or exceeded the 30 percent mark in women’s representation in parliament (UN Women)
 Women are almost twice as likely to be ministers for social sectors and welfare, than for the economy, trade and finance. 
— UN Women

Women's Representation in Politics Data

Quotas

 29 countries have reached the 30 percent mark in women's representation in parliament; at least 24 of those 29 have used quotas. 
— UN Women

International Legal Agreements

 “Despite their critical role in community development and mobilizing for gender equality, women’s organizations receive only a fraction of official development aid. According to OECD figures, in 2008, women’s organizations received just 0.3 percent of such aid. 
— UN Women

Additional Resources

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AFCF, WLP’s partner in Mauritania, conducted leadership trainings for female elected officials during March and April of 2016. Twenty-five women policymakers participated in total—ten parliamentarians from the capital of Nouakchott and 15 others representing various municipalities in the country.  
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ADFM, WLP’s partner in Morocco, hosted a series of workshops throughout the spring of 2016 designed to provide local activists with relevant skills and knowledge for women’s rights and activism.  
March 29, 2016 | Beyond Equality, Asia, democracy, From Fear to Freedom, gbv, gender-based violence, Global TOT, GTOT, Human Rights, human rights, leadership, TOT, Training of Trainers, Leadership, Leading to Choices, Organizational Capacity Building, Political Participation, Leading to a Culture of Democracy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Victories over Violence, Uzbekistan
Women’s rights experts from 11 Central Asian countries convened in Kazakhstan for a regional Training of Trainers hosted by WLP in February 2016. The participants discussed themes of leadership, democracy building, gender-based violence, and human rights advocacy.  
March 15, 2016 | 2016 Events, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, political participation, women's political participation, Zimbabwe, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Organizational Capacity Building, Political Participation, Zimbabwe
WSPM, WLP’s partner in Zimbabwe, hosted a National Training of Trainers on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation for activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo in March 2016.   
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