Advancing meaningful women’s participation in African political governance


Women constitute more than half of Africa’s population, but their marginalisation from political decision making limits the valuable contributions they can make to development and democracy.

Despite efforts to increase the number of women active in politics, meaningful participation that allows constructive input remains out of reach. Gender-responsive solutions require a deep dive into women’s needs and vulnerabilities to address gaps, identify structural obstacles and highlight the comparative advantage of their inclusion.

This hybrid seminar is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Embassy of Australia to Ethiopia.

Simultaneous English-French interpretation will be provided.

Moderator: Dr Andrews Atta-Asamoah, Head, African Peace and Security Governance, ISS Addis Ababa


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