This discussion is aimed to shed light on the following questions:
1. What strategies have women’s caucuses developed to shape national policy agendas in different thematic areas (e.g. economy, security, health, environment, education and others( in ways that are gender-responsive? What are opportunities and challenges in this respect? What further measures are recommended to strengthen the capacities of women’s caucuses to promote gender equality and sustainable, equitable development in their daily work? What specific measures are recommended that target young women leaders as future agents of change?
2. What strategies have other formal and informal platforms developed and implemented to advocate for gender-sensitive policy and law making? What are challenges and opportunities in this respect? Which institutions are represented in these platforms (e.g. civil society, Parliament, political parties, public administration and Electoral Management Bodies) and what were some of their main achievements? What strategies are applied to ensure young women are being represented in and contributing to such platforms?
This discussion circle was moderated between Monday 13 and Friday 2 March 2012, with the formal part of the discussion ending on March 2.
Those who which to add further contributions and comments are welcome !
The consolidated response of the discusion is availabe below.