Women’s active participation in the political life of their country is one hallmark of a democratic society. Yet, millions of women continue to struggle for the rights to vote, run for office or serve as leaders in public life.
The Women’s Democracy Network helps empower women around the world to assume their rightful place as full participants in a democratic society. By linking women with their peers around the world who share similar struggles, providing best practices and mentoring from women who have overcome these challenges, and through skills-building trainings, the Network is strengthening women’s capacity to take on leadership roles in their communities.
The Amman, Jordan-based Arab Women’s Leadership Institute strengthens the democratic development of women in the region by providing the skills, resources and connections necessary to succeed as elected or appointed officials, within civil society, and as community leaders.
As the Arab region moves towards democracy, the Women’s Democracy Network and the Arab Women’s Leadership Institute are at the forefront of increasing women’s political participation. Together, these women are building thriving communities and lasting democracies.