Civic and Political Empowerment of Young Women

Strengthening Democracy through Civic and Political Empowerment of Young Women

 

This progra addresses the issue of inactive and token participation of young women of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Province -Pakistan in democratic, civic and political process which undermines the authenticity of democratic system and put women in a lower status of citizenship. The project aims at strengthening democracy by promoting active citizenship among young women and meaningful involvement of women civic, political and democratic process. The aims are  achieved through:

 

Mobilizing and Strengthening the Leadership capacity of young women enabling them to  meaningfully participate in civic, political, and democratic process and to play their role as active citizen by imparting training to them on “Democracy, Active Citizenship, and Political Leadership”. The trained girls through community workshops and Peer Education Skills replicate their learning and inspiration to other young women for promoting their active participation in democratic, civil, and political processes

 

  • Consultations with political activists, civil society activists, young women, and media on drawing recommendations for creating spaces for young women in political institutes, and ensuring meaningful participation of women in the decision making bodies of political institutes

 

  • Advocacy with political parties for creating friendly spaces for young women in their structure, and meaningful involvement of women in the decision making bodies of political parties. We are aiming to advocate for at least 50% seats for women in the decision making bodies

Sensitizing media to play active role in creating acceptability in the society towards meaningful participation of women in the democratic and political processes, and to highlight the importance of women participation is sustaining and strengthening democracy.

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