Virtual Gender equality and elections workshop

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Virtual Gender equality and elections workshop

April 4 - April 8

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.

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April 4
End:
April 8
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Name of your organisation
The League of Arab States
Job Title
Director of Elections Department
Telephone Number
+201008997455
Are any of the BRIDGE Partner organisations involved in the event or program?
Yes
Identify the BRIDGE Partners involved in the event
United Nations Development Programme
Identify the EMB(s) involved in the event.
United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Somalia
What organisation(s) are funding the event?
UNDP, LAS
At what period in the host country’s electoral cycle will this workshop be run?
Pre-election Period
What is the city or area called where the event is being conducted?
Virtual workshop
Identify what modules will be used at the workshop.
Gender and Elections, Electoral Observation
Who is the proposed audience(s) for this workshop?
Electoral Management Body, Observers
Is the workshop being conducted for the host country only or is it for multiple countries (regional)?
Regional
What are the expected outcomes of this workshop?
Professional Development of Staff, To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes
Provide a description or background information about the workshop
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.
Describe the purpose of the workshop
building the capacities of EMBs' members and the LAS observers
Identify any likely risks or challenges for the workshop
Other
What are the other challenges or risks tfor the event?
Having a virtual event is the main challenge
Identify where the issue of gender will be addressed in the workshop
Content and activity selection
What other ways are you ensuring gender is mainstreamed in developing and implementing the training?
including appropriate female presence in the facilitation team and the participants, as well as the workshop content and activities.
What language(s) will the workshop be conducted in?
Arabic

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