Young women in Southern Africa Speak out on Political Participation



The discussions and debate on Young Women’s Political Participation is one that requires a working conceptual framework. In “advancing and increase meaningful participation, leadership and decision-making power of women, girls in all their diversity” GL has a framework we subscribe to. Thenjiwe Mtinto’s conceptual framework speaks to three things Access, Participation and Transformation in order to gain women’s effective participation in all areas. These frameworks if adopted and used can proof to be an invaluable tool of effective change and can make the game changing difference for women. Feminist movement and leadership are a key area in the Forum event and GL sits in the Action Coalition group 6 which speaks to these specific commitments. While local government is often hailed as a training ground for women in politics, women constitute a mere 21 per cent of councillors in the 19 countries for which complete data could be obtained. The WPP Africa Barometer identifies the gaps and areas for improvement in attaining 50 per cent goal achievement as set out by the different instruments.

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28th June, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

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