Women as actors of Change
Development cooperation , 31.01.2018

Women as actors of Change

Description

"Women as Actors of Change" is a one year project that aims to enhance women's political participation on the local level. Mainly, the project focuses on women's participation in the local councils. With this regard, the project will seek to increase women's participation in the coming local councils in four governorates: Cairo, Giza, Beni Suef and Alexandria. This is in line with Egypt Constitutions that allocates 25% of seats inside the local councils for women in order to reach gender balance in decision making cycle on the local level. With this regard, the project will work on: - Encourage community support for women candidates: different actors will be targeted like civil society organizations, media, political parties, and community members ….etc. - Enhance the capacity and skills of women politicians to be able to run elections' campaigns, build constituencies and mobilize their communities. - To enhance the capacity and skills to women politicians / female local councils' members to define women's needs and respond to these needs. - To encourage women politicians to introduce themselves to their local communities as actors of change.

Target country

Egypt

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 100%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

  • girls

Funding channel

Suomen suurlähetystö

Contact

kai

Code for the object of funding

14208046

ID

UHA2017-000112

Modified

31.01.2018