The Project “More Women in European Politics – More women in 2014” aimed at increasing the participation and representation of women in European politics. The project was based on the recognition that previous attempts to promote gender equality in politics had largely failed in that they had not involved political parties. In contrast, in order to advance gender equality we need to ensure the participation of political parties in the promotion of women in politics. The power to recruit, select and nominate candidates is in the hands of political parties, whatever the electoral system.
This project brought together National /regional NGO’s who had a well-established track record in promoting gender equality alongside a range of national political parties who wished to address the issue of gender equality.
Each of the 13 partners set up a Women in Politics Group, made up of representative from women associations and/or from political parties. The WPG was responsible for the production of a baseline study to create a profile of women’s participation in politics.
Drawing up on evidence arising from the base line study, partners launched a campaign to:
More details about the project can be found at: http://www.ludenet.org/projects/wiep
The movies of the project can be found here: