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This research report outlines the barriers women face in their pursuit of political leadership in Southeast Asia. It considers the structural, institutional, economic, and cultural factors that hinder or stop women from fully participating in political participation, leadership and governance. Read the executive summary on this page or download the full report in PDF format.
WFD’s work considers the social, cultural, economic, and political factors that stop women from fully participating in politics and governance. We work with partners to develop systems and strategies that challenge and transform them.
This report focuses on women’s motivation to seek, and their preparation for, political leadership roles.
WFD is working to help create an environment that better enables politically-active women to participate and exercise leadership in politics across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
In March 2022, a new programme to support women MPs launched.
Promoting women’s political leadership: Conference-debate on the inclusion of women in electoral lists in the DRC
On 15 October 2022, WFD organised a discussion forum on the inclusion of women in electoral lists in the DRC, alongside key national CSO’s. The forum looked at the key barriers to women's political participation and leadership in the country. Recommendations on what should be done to promote more women political leadership were provided in the forum; below is the full report of the conference-debate in English.
Spending two days with passionate, intelligent people is incredibly cathartic. That’s especially true when those people have come together to tackle one of the world’s most intractable problems – gender inequality in politics.
The inaugural Women’s Leadership Programme of the Africa Liberal Network took place from on 6-7 March.
WFD in partnership with the Community of Democracies worked in The Gambia to help women leaders navigate the challenges they face and bring about more inclusive democracy in the country.
WFD’s current Inclusive and Accountable Politics (IAP) programme in Uganda is expanding on its past work by promoting quality representation and inclusion of both women and youth. WFD also works directly with Uganda MPs to support their capacity to carry out their accountability function in parliament.
On 6-7 August, political party and community leaders from Ghana and 14 Commonwealth countries met in Ghana to discuss ways to tackle the under-representation of women in leadership positions.
In both times of war and of peace, women's political leadership helps build societies that benefit us all
WFD's Sophia Fernandes and Halyna Shevchuk, Ukraine Country Representative, highlight the importance of women's political participation in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
When women take part in politics, the whole of society benefits. That is the main finding of this report, which is produced in partnership with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London.
Improving women’s political leadership is never simply about adding more women to democratic institutions – it is a complex and disruptive process that challenges age-old power relations. Delivering programmes on this topic requires an adaptive, learning-centred approach, and this in turn requires a MEL system that is collecting and producing relevant and accurate data, analysis, and insight.