To ensure women have equal opportunities and the capacity to fully participate in political life and decision-making processes, while also creating more public recognition and support for women in leadership positions.
Jordan, Lebanon, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Women worldwide experience serious obstacles that limit their chances to seek leadership positions in civic organizations, political parties and public institutions. This hinders their ability to put their needs, ideas and priorities on the political agenda and have them taken into account by political and policy decisions.
Women Empowered for Leadership (WE4L) uses a combination of advocacy, skills training, knowledge tools and coalition-building. The program works directly with potential women leaders, as well as with political parties, trade unions, civil society organization, the media and the creative sector. Hivos and our local partners provide strategic, media and communication expertise.