Development cooperation ,04.12.2012

EU/Mobilizing Youth for Gender Equality in Politics


Discrimination and unequal share of power are considered the major bottleneck for democracy in Nepal. Discrimination has restricted women and members of other marginalized groups from equal access to the state’s policy making positions. The proposed Action supports building up the pluralistic and representative democracy in Nepal by supporting cross-party forums for dialogue, promote the use of non-violent activities for transformation and increase women's capacity to engage in political processes. The action is based on notion that Women's meaningful participation in political processes reinforces sustainable peace and reduces the risk of politically initiated violence and halt in democratic processes. The Joint Youth and Student Platform in Nepal, with support of DEMO Finland, has experience and proven strengths of challenging the status quo of political party organisations as well as together tackle difficult cultural matters in society. This project will strengthen the Platform as a cross-party dialogue centre which has the will and the know-how to promote inclusion, pluralism, and equal participation in political parties. The duration of the project is 29 months in 2013-2015, and the proposed funding for the project is 37 500 euros, which will be used during the first year of the project .

Funding decision  04.12.2012

37 500 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 50%
  • Legislatures and political parties 50%

Special target group

  • women
  • youth

Funding channel

Puolueiden kansainvälinen demokratiayhteistyö (DEMO) ry



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