Introduction and Purpose
The UNDP Amman Regional Hub is currently collecting data for a reference guide to address the under-representation of women and to strengthen their meaningful participation in political institutions in the Arab region. The purpose of the study is to highlight good practices, strategies and mechanisms as well as success stories and lessons learned that have contributed to overcoming the barriers to women’s political participation in the Arab region.
The aim of this questionnaire is to gather information from women leaders in the Arab region about barriers to and strategies to increase women’s representation and qualitative participation in their specific country context, with a focus on success factors, success stories and continuing challenges.
Target Audience and Content
Ideally, the questionnaire will be completed by:
- Women Leaders in Parliament working on or advocating for gender equality and women’s representation issues
- Women Leaders in Government working on or advocating for gender equality and women’s representation issues
- Women Leaders in Political Parties working on or advocating for gender equality and women’s representation issues
- Women Leaders in Civil Society Associations working on or advocating for gender equality and women’s representation issues
Please return this questionnaire by 31 May 2018 to the UNDP Amman Regional Hub (Kawtar.Zerouali@undp.org) and UNDP’s commissioned consultant Nathalie Ebead (Nathalie.Ebead@outlook.com) to draft the Reference Guide.
A Skype interview to obtain more information on the barriers and good practices, success stories and strategies to promote meaningful women’s political participation in your country may be conducted by the consultant Nathalie Ebead (Nathalie.firstname.lastname@example.org), commissioned by UNDP at your convenience.