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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April 28, 2016 | 2016 Events, Africa, mauritania, political participation, Victories Over Violence, women's political participation, Leadership, Political Participation, Leading to Action, Leading To Choices, Victories over Violence, Mauritania
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.  
April 27, 2016 | 2016 Events, Africa, Beyond Equality, capacity building, Human Rights, human rights, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, Morocco, Training of Trainers, youth, Beyond Equality, Leadership, Organizational Capacity Building, Political Participation, Leading to Action, Young & Emerging Leaders, Leading To Choices, Morocco
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 15, 2016 | 2016 Events, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, Leading to Action, Leading to Choices, political participation, women's political participation, Zimbabwe, Organizational Capacity Building, Political Participation, Leading to Action, Leading To Choices, 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.   
December 16, 2015 | Africa, Human Rights, Beyond Equality, Leadership, Political Participation, Leading To Choices, Transitions to Democracy, Zimbabwe
Although the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for gender balance in decision-making and power, many women and girls are still unaware of their rights and how to exercise them. In response, WLP’s partner in Zimbabwe, Women’s Self-Promotion Movement (WSPM), convened 24 participants from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Women’s NGOs, academics and professional women to discuss how they can transform power relations in all spheres of life.
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