Role of Women In Strengthening Democracy
to be largely marginalized from the political sphere.
Despite being beacons of change and having the apparent right to participate equally in democratic governance, women face several conspicuous and inconspicuous structural and institutional barriers to participate in political life, from the local to the global level.
For women as a community, it’s fundamental to be open opportunities on a level playing field.
The department of Political Leadership has been assigned the responsibility of designing strategies and undertaking advocacy and campaigns for the political empowerment of women.
“Women in every part of the world continue to be largely marginalized from the political sphere, often as a result of discriminatory laws, practices, attitudes and gender stereotypes, low levels of education, lack of access to health care and the disproportionate effect of poverty on women.” [UN General Assembly Resolution on Women’s Political Participation, 2011]