The Commonwealth has partnered-up with the Malawi Centre for Multi-Party Democracy (CMD-M) for a workshop designed to advance women’s political party leadership, strategy, advocacy and engagement.
Written by The Commonwealth Secretariat
Members of the Malawi Inter-Party Gender Action Group took part in the event following recent progress in elections which saw more women elected to national Parliament and local government. In a session entitled ‘the theory of political change’ delegates discussed strategies for advancing voice, space and accountability for women in Malawi politics.
They also expressed concern that political parties are largely dominated by men with marginal space for women to navigate key decision-making mechanisms.
Lead resource person, Ehizefua Elens-Edeh, remarked that “in all democracies, political space can open or close but it must be demanded by women towards increasing their relevance, visibility and contributions to politics and society”.