Equality

ABOUT US

Women for Politics (WfP), an initiative aims to have a free, fair and equal political representation and participation of women in South Asia. We aim to nurture empowered women voters and capacitated women politicians to bring in gender inclusivity in politics and policy-making.

WOMEN IN SOUTH ASIAN PARLIAMENTS

Only 20.51% women of the total parliamentarians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

OUR INITIATIVES

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Stories of Women Political Leaders from across South Asia

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An interview series with men and women politicians about politics as a career choice for women 

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Interviews with radical, progressive, women political leaders in the South Asia region who are blazing the trail.

knowledge exchange

Build synergies across stakeholders to strengthen women in politics

Research

Research and policy monitoring initiatives in South Asia

Why is a Negative Discourse Risky?

Discourses on violence against women in politics and lack of substantive representation dominate discussions on women and politics. Such discourses may lead to women's work being defined by the challenges they face. This adversely impacts women's motivation in politics.

Why is it worth focusing on the positive?

We agree that violence and discrimination against women in politics occur. However, we believe that women politicians' achievements deserve recognition and a focus on these achievements can promote women in politics, create positive role models for women aspirants and engender further steps towards free and fair political participation and representation of women.

Men Politicians can be enablers

Where political spaces are dominated by men, they can play a critical role by acting as allies of women and promote women colleagues in political spaces.  

OUR BELIEFS

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