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The UNDP in partnership with the League of Arab States will conduct a five-day BRIDGE workshop on “Gender equality and Elections”. The workshop will virtually take place between April 4-8, 2021. twenty participants from the Arab EMBs and LAS staff will participate in the five-day training course. the majority of participants are women.
The facilitation team comprises of five BRIDGE facilitators who participated in the preparation and delivery of this workshop, one of them was a TtF complete facilitator and three are women.
The workshop aims at raising awareness regarding the importance of women’s participation in elections, increasing knowledge regarding women’s role in the different phases of the Electoral process as well as identifying the challenges women face during elections. It will also explore strategies to increase women’s presence in political life, as well as the issue of Electoral Observation from a Gender perspective, identified gender international obligations for elections and different electoral systems and their effect on women’s representation.