Gender and Elections

June 18, 2019

BRIDGE Workshop on Gender Equality and Elections (V3), 27-29 May, Panchthar, Nepal

BRIDGE Gender and Elections Workshop in Panchthar Nepal
February 24, 2019

BRIDGE Gender Equality and Election

The main objective of the workshop is to raise awareness among election stakeholders, including political parties, media, and potential women leaders about the upcoming by-elections, and in particular to encourage political parties to increase meaningful participation of women in politics and decision-making processes. The two and a half day workshop is customized on the basis of BRIDGE Version 3 and conducted using adult learning methodologies. Brainstorming, role play, group work, presentations, debate and quiz contests will be used during various sessions, in which all the participants will participate actively. The major topics to be covered are: introduction to BRIDGE, national and international legal framework on gender inclusion in elections, the ECN gender equality and social inclusion policy, women participation in all three tiers of elections held in 2017, diversity of women, the electoral cycle, electoral systems, the role of political parties in increasing women’s participation in politics, quota systems, and gender balance at polling places, among others. Icebreakers and energizers will also be conducted in between the […]
February 18, 2019

BRIDGE Gender Equality and Election

The main objective of the workshop is to raise awareness among election stakeholders, including political parties, media, and potential women leaders about the upcoming by-elections, and in particular to encourage political parties to increase meaningful participation of women in politics and decision-making processes. The two-day workshop is customized on the basis of BRIDGE Version 3 and conducted using adult learning methodologies. Brainstorming, role play, group work, presentations, debate and quiz contests will be used during various sessions, in which all the participants will participate actively. The major topics to be covered are: introduction to BRIDGE, national and international legal framework on gender inclusion in elections, the ECN gender equality and social inclusion policy, women participation in all three tiers of elections held in 2017, diversity of women, the electoral cycle, electoral systems, the role of political parties in increasing women’s participation in politics, quota systems, and gender balance at polling places, among others. Icebreakers and energizers will also be conducted in between the […]
December 11, 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal, 11-13 Dec, Gender and Elections workshop, Election Commission Nepal, funded by UNDP and IFES

Facilitators: 3098 – Nikila Shrestha 3097 – Radhika Regmi Pokharel 6307 – Kundan Das Shrestha Deshbandhu Adhikari Rakshmi […]
December 11, 2018

Sylhet, Bangladesh, 11-12 December 18, Gender and Elections Workshop, SBPE, funded by UN Women and UNDP

Facilitators: SM Asaduzzaman, Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Election Commission. Farhad Ahmed Saif Uddin Ahmed, Consultant, UN […]
November 23, 2018

Bangladesh, Barisal, 23-24 Nov 18, Gender and Elections Workshop, SBPE, funded by UN Women and UNDP

Facilitator Team Fahmida Sultana, Assistant Secretary, Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC) Md. Shahedunnabi Chowdhury, Deputy Secretary, Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC) Saif Uddin Ahmed, Consultant, UN […]
November 10, 2018

Bangladesh, Rangpur, 10-11 Nov 18, Gender and Elections Workshop, SBPE, funded by UN Women and UNDP

In the framework of the Support to the Bangladesh Parliamentary Elections 2018/2019 (SBPE) Project, jointly implemented by UN Women and UNDP and in partnership with the Bangladesh Election Commission, the Project is mandated to support the Election Commission Secretariat in strengthening internal capacities to promote inclusive participation, focusing on strengthening women’s effective participation in the National Election […]
June 6, 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe 6-8 June, Gender and Elections, ZGC, funded by UN Women and UNDP

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission(ZGC) is an important institution in Zimbabwe‰۪s gender architecture given its mandate to investigate possible violations of rights related to gender; (these may emanate from elections related activities and campaigns) and to receive and consider complaints from the public and to take such action regarding the complaints as it considers appropriate. To operationalize this mandate in this election, it has established a Platform of independent constitutional commissions which is a mechanism for gathering evidence and documenting women‰۪s experiences throughout the electoral cycle. Its membership includes other independent Commissions (Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, National Peace and Reconciliation Commission and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission) security sector actors, civil society organizations, women‰۪s organizations, academia, and representatives of women‰۪s peace committees in identified areas. Within this framework UN Women in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Gender Commission is organizing a three-day BRIDGE (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance & Elections) training on Gender and Elections for the members of the platform of independent commissions and selected CSOs and relevant government departments. This training program is a modular professional development program on electoral processes designed to be used as a tool within a broader capacity development framework. BRIDGE comprises of modules on all aspects of election administration and one of these modules is dedicated to ‰ÛÏGender & Elections‰۝. Facilitators – Revai Makanje Aalbaek and Rindai Chipfunde Vava […]
March 26, 2018

Nigeria – 26-29 March 2018 – Module – Gender and Elections – funded by the EU

The EU Funded Programme ‰ÛÏSupport to Democratic Governance in Nigeria. Component 1: Support to the Independent National Electoral Commission implemented by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES. The Module is for enhancing capacity of 30 participants who are INEC gender desk officers. Facilitators: Accrediting: – Rindai Chipfunde Vava Workshop: – Chukwuemeka Ugboaja- Mary Nkem – Nkechinyere Abuh – Sunny […]
March 19, 2018

Nigeria – 19-23 March 18 – Module – Gender and Elections – Funded by the EU

The EU Funded Programme ‰ÛÏSupport to Democratic Governance in Nigeria‰۝ (EU-SDGN) aims to contribute to the reinforcement of democracy in Nigeria through building strong, effective and legitimate democratic institutions. It will be implemented from 2017 to 2021, accompanying the 2016-2019 electoral cycle, and is anchored in the priorities of the Nigerian government and the recommendations of the European Union Election Observation Mission on the 2015 General Elections. This module is on enhancing capacity of INEC 30 gender desk officers on gender and elections Facilitators: Accrediting: – Rindai Chipfunde Vava Workshop: – Chukwuemeka Ugboaja – Mary Nkem – Nkechinyere […]

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