Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women's Issues in Africa

July 24, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Event Co-sponsors: 
Global Womens Leadership Initiative

Despite an increase in the number of women in decision making positions across the African continent, there still exist numerous concerns on the delivery of women's issues once these leaders enter into office. Our expert panel looked beyond gender quotas and discussed what options for sustainable support mechanisms could be put in place to support women leaders in Africa. Panelists also reviewed current US strategies and projects focused on ensuring women's participation in political processes in Africa, as well as addressed some of the challenges that these women face once elected. 

A summary of the event will be available shortly.

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Rhoda Osei-Afful // Southern Voices African Research Scholar
    Research Officer, Ghana Center for Democratic Development
  • Program Manager, Women’s Political Participation, National Democratic Institute (NDI)
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