EasyPoli at the National Endowment for Democracy – Washington EasyPoli

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.

“Democracy involves the right of the people freely to determine their own destiny.” – Statement of Principles and Objectives, 1984

I was eager to talk about the equal participation of women in politics and government as an integral part to building strong communities and vibrant democracies in which women and men can grow. Indeed, by voting, running for office, and engaging in civil society as leaders and activists, women shape laws, policies, and decision-making in ways that reflect their interests and needs, as well as those of their families and communities. However, from the local to the global level, women are underrepresented both as voters and in leadership positions. This happens despite their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change, and their right to participate equally in democratic governance.

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