Advocacy & Lobbying

Advocacy & Lobbying

Advocacy and lobbying are effective tools for gender advocates, male champions, civil society, and other stakeholders to hold leaders accountable to their commitments on concrete, measurable actions that guarantee women can fully and equally enjoy their rights. These include the ability to exercise freedom and choices, go to school, live free from violence, earn equal pay for equal work, and meaningfully engage in decision-making and political processes. Advocacy groups can collectively put pressure their leaders for legislative reforms to protect and promote women’s rights and concerns, which may require coalition-building, fundraising, civic education, awareness-raising and consensus-building on key issue platforms. Influencing legislation itself may require lobbying to convince policy makers and legislators to address specific issues relevant to gender equality and women’s empowerment, which may involve introducing or revising legislation and policy.

News

30.05.2017
Democracy Day in Nigeria: NGO urges Government to create enabling environment fo...
In commemoration of Democracy Day, an NGO for women and girls, FAME Foundation has called on the Nigerian government to make it easy for women to get involved in politics to enable more women leaders...
15.05.2017
Women's group calls for more women candidates in Nigeria
Women group bitter as only 54 women submitted forms for 448 local government positions in LagosMembers of a coalition, Strategies to Achieve Gender Equality for Women Coalition (STAGE), recently lent...
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30.03.2017
She Forum Africa urges more participation of women in Nigerian politics
The Founder of ‘She Forum Africa’, a pan-African NGO, Ms Inimfon Etuk, advocated on Wednesday for more women participation in politics in order to promote entrepreneurship and women’s business...
20.03.2017
Resilience of Women’s Empowerment 2017
By iKNOW Politics Expert Rumbidzai Kandawasvika-NhunduInternational Women’s Day (IWD) provides an ideal opportunity to look back on the gains made and the challenges that women of the world continue...
13.03.2017
Mauritian women MPs work to raise awareness on gender violence
A group of women 12 MPs from the Réseau des femmes parlementaires mauritaniennes (Network of Mauritian Women Parliamentarians/REFPAM) organized a “caravan”, or outreach visits, to provinces in the...
02.03.2017
Philippines: The Commission on Elections to hold special voters’ registration fo...
MANILA — The Commission on Elections will be holding a special satellite voter registration for women and girls in Metro Manila and in other parts of the country in celebration of the National Women’...
01.03.2017
“In too many countries laws still discriminate against women”
As countries start implementing the Sustainable Development Goals towards achieving a sustainable and gender equal future by 2030, discriminatory laws continue to hold women and girls back. Begoña...
16.02.2017
Launch of "The Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030" by UN Women, IP...
A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled on February 14, 2017 at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New...
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14.12.2016
International IDEA hosts all-day event at UN on Political Participation of Migra...
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has organized a discussion on “Political Participation in Times of Mass Migration and Refugee Crises” at UN...

iKNOW Politics Partners Resources

UNDP
Scrutinising Legislation from a Gender Perspective: A Practical Toolkit
UN Women
Temporary Special Measures to Increase Women's Political Participation in the Pacific
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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Overcoming Political Exclusion: Strategies for marginalized groups to successfully engage in political decision-making

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