The African Women Leaders Project (AWLP) is an 18-month initiative led by the Club of Madrid
and funded by the European Commission and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which aims to provide support to high-level women leaders in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The project will contribute to the strengthening of female political leadership and, in the long-term, to greater public confidence in women political leaders and increased women’s political participation.
This website is one of the main activities of the project. It complements the 9 missions that are being undertaken during the 18-month period and serves as a baseline for the project conclusions and recommendation that will be summarised and systematised in concrete policy recommendations at the final Conference, and in the project publications.
- Updates on mission activities in each of the three target countries.
- A wide selection of research and policy resources related to women’s political participation and gender equality.
- A participants’ password-protected area, where only project participants – registered women political leaders from target countries – are able to engage in online discussions and debate issues and to share lessons learned, best practices and advocacy strategies. The forum also gives participants an opportunity to provide feedback on the utility and impact of the CoM project, and creates a regional network of women leaders. The participants’ area also allows participants access to a database and features global net meetings with other political leaders throughout the world.
- A public online discussion forum accessible to the general public that establishes communication channels between women leaders participating in the project and their constituencies. Any citizen with an internet connection has the opportunity to present his/her concerns, questions and requests to their representatives, within the discussion format.
Page last updated: September 23,2009