Oct 26, 2016
is Guide is the rst of its kind to identify and cate- gorise the range of actions which political parties can take to support women’s participation during di erent phases of the electoral cycle, including during the pre- and post- election phases. e Guide is targeted to members of political parties, particularly those in leadership roles, and to civil society organizations and gender equality activists. It is also intended to encourage global political party founda- tions and alliances to embrace gender equality as a norm in their constitutions and their work. Finally, the Guide gives valuable guidance to those international organizations and development agencies which provide programming support to political parties in relation to women’s political participation. When women have a real voice in all governance institu- tions, from the political to those in the civil service, the private sector, and civil society, they will be able to partic- ipate equally with men in public dialogue, and in uence the decisions which determine their own future and that of their families, communities, and nations.