On 8 December 2011 Africa Contact hosted the international conference “Countries in Transition – Options for Women’s Political Participation”, which focussed on the challenges related to developing an enabling and democratic political culture for women in transitional periods.
Leading civil society activists from Zimbabwe and Tunisia presented case studies and engaged in discussions with international practitioners and researchers on barriers to women’s political participation and inclusion in democratic processes.
The purpose of the conference was to:
- Identify challenges facing women, such as politically motivated violence and exclusion from decision-making processes.
- Discus best practices of how to develop an enabling political culture and strategies for mobilising women to seek influence.
- Give recommendations to donors, civil society and human rights activists.
You can download the report with a summary of the discussions and the recommendations here.
Read more about the conference here