Women’s Economic and Political Empowerment (WEPE)
- Women’s Economic and Political Empowerment (WEPE)
In an effort to increase the number of women in decision making and government, FOSDA with financial support from GHARWEG, has developed this toolkit to guide potential women leaders to successfully navigate their way through male dominated political sphere and win local government and parliamentary elections. This five year project, funded by Comic Relief UK and implemented in partnership with GHARWEG Advice, Training and Career Centre UK, seeks to raise awareness of the nexus between poverty and the under representation of women at all levels of decision making in Ghana, particularly in northern Ghana (the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions) where issues of literacy, poverty and food security are more considerable than the national average.
It involves a number of capacity building and policy lobbying interventions designed to facilitate dialogue among community members and key stakeholders to increase women’s ability to fight poverty, thereby enhancing their participation in governance and decision making. It is consistent with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1325, 1820 and 1888 for the sustained fight against feminised poverty and exclusion.