Political Empowerment Committee Chair
AWC Perth, FAUSA
Political Empowerment for Women is a committee within the Human Rights Task Force.
We believe that increasing the number of women in public office will help to ensure that essential public services like health and education benefit all women, men, girls and boys. Women in public office will improve judicial systems so that they guarantee equal legal protection to women and men. Women in public office would help to reduce all forms of violence, particularly against women and children. Women in public office will promote the ratification, implementation and reporting on women's international and regional instruments such as the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against women (CEDAW).
Please share this one-page information sheet on Political Empowerment for Women with your club members.
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics is an excellent website sponsored by UN Women and UNDP. At iKNOW Politics [http://iknowpolitics.org/en] you will find an interactive network of women in politics who share experiences, resources, advice and collaborate on issues of interest.
Women in politics in Africa: YouTube Video
[Embed this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DClXif1T9dA]
FAWCO contributes to the expansion of girls' education and awareness-raising on people's right to participate in public affairs by promoting the Eleanor Roosevelt Worldwide Leadership Program [http://www.ervk.org/] for girls at Val-Kill, New York.