Civil society can play a key role in mobilizing on a grass-roots level and forming alliances to effectively advocate for more democratic political processes. The aim of the workshop is to promote the engagement and mobilization of civil society to effectively advocate for gender parity in political decision-making at all levels through interactive and participatory training methods, as well as through the development of effective advocacy tools.

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is organizing a capacity building workshop for women’s organizations and NGOs active in the promotion of women’s participation in public and political life across Cyprus. The capacity building falls within the framework of the project: “Time to ACT: Strengthening Capacity for Gender Parity in Political Decision- making in Cyprus”, funded by the Global Women, Peace and Security Initiative (GWPS) of the U.S State Department.

The objectives of the Capacity Building are:

  • Increased understanding of the importance of women in politics and decision-making for achieving gender equality;
  • Increased understanding of the link between women’s political leadership and positive changes to communities and countries;
  • Build consensus on lessons learned from efforts to increase women’s political participation in the past-what worked/what kept it from succeeding/what should be done differently in an effort to identify strategies for the future;
  • Knowledge of strategies for a successful advocacy campaign to promote increased women in political leadership positions;
  • Building core advocacy skills needed to achieve gender equality goals for women in political leadership;
  • Setting a draft set of priorities to develop formal or informal coalition and advocacy and outreach plan.

The training workshop is taking place with the framework of the project ‘Time to ACT: Building Capacity for Gender Parity in Political Decision- making’ funded Global Women, Peace and Security Initiative (GWPS) of the U.S State Department.

Registration deadline: 14.04.2016
REGISTER l PROGRAMMEFor more information contact Susana Pavlou or Josie Christodoulou at 22842035/37 – info@medinstgenderstudies.org