African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

This Guidebook is the first of its kind to identify and categorise the range of actions which political parties can take to support women’s participation during different phases of the electoral cycle, including during the pre- and post- election phases.

The Guidebook is targeted to members of political parties, particularly those in leadership roles, and to civil society organizations and gender equality activists. It is also intended to encourage global political party foundations and alliances to embrace gender equality as a norm in their constitutions and their work.

Finally, the Guidebook gives valuable guidance to those international organizations and development agencies which provide programming support to political parties in relation to women’s political participation.

African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance

This Guidebook is the first of its kind to identify and categorise the range of actions which political parties can take to support women’s participation during different phases of the electoral cycle, including during the pre- and post- election phases.

The Guidebook is targeted to members of political parties, particularly those in leadership roles, and to civil society organizations and gender equality activists. It is also intended to encourage global political party foundations and alliances to embrace gender equality as a norm in their constitutions and their work.

Finally, the Guidebook gives valuable guidance to those international organizations and development agencies which provide programming support to political parties in relation to women’s political participation.

Related Projects