Datum & tijd 29/03/2018, 09:30 - 12:30 uur
CARE Netherlands, WO=MEN and NIMD invite you to attend a panel discussion
When: 29th March 2018, 09:30-12:30, doors open 09:00. After the session you are welcome to join for lunch.
Where: Humanity House, Prinsegracht 8, 2512 GA Den Haag
Women’s political participation and influence in fragile
and conflict affected settings
Recent years have seen a growing recognition among the international development community of the importance of supporting women’s political participation and influence in fragile and conflict affected settings (FCAS).
However, despite improvements in policy and funding, the international community is still failing to effectively support women’s political participation and influence. Women in FCAS, especially grassroots women continue to be excluded from formal political processes, may it be because of deep rooted and powerful discriminatory gender norms, and/or the unbalanced interplay of formal and informal rules and power in FCAS.
CARE Nederland, WO=MEN and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) believe that engaging women in political decision-making processes strengthens their power, agency and rights. The panel discussion aims to spark a debate on the enabling conditions for women to increase their political influence in fragile contexts.
In the run-up to the debate, NIMD will show a documentary of the Guatemalan indigenous activist Sandra Morán and her path towards election as Member of Parliament. And CARE Nederland will present first findings of a global research that it is conducting on Women’s Political Participation and Influence in FCAS.
Key note speech by:
- Irma van Dueren (Dutch Ambassador of Yemen)
Expert panel includes:
- Fatimazhra Belhirch (Women’s rights and government relations expert)
- Members of Parliament
- Laila Ait Baali (WO=MEN)
- Tam O’Neil (CARE UK)