Regional Program to Promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
About Paz y Desarrollo (PyD)Paz y Desarrollo - Peace and Development - is a Non Governmental Development Organization founded in 1991 in Córdoba, Spain. Over its more than 20 years of work, Paz y Desarrollo has put in place more than 780 International Cooperation projects and programs in 35 countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa, seeking to improve women and men’s capacities and to ensure the sustainable development of communities. Paz y Desarrollo is a secular, non-political organization committed to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout its scope of activities.
About the Project:The Regional Program to Promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam aims to contribute to the realization of women’s political and civil rights by supporting initiatives that promote equal participation of women and men in good governance and democracy. This project is based on three main axes: 1) Support regional and national initiatives that serve as forums for debate and analyses among women duty-bearers, rights-holders, and moral bearers, 2) Strengthen good governance, promote women’s participation at different levels of public administration, and, incorporate gender equality in the political agenda, 3) Encourage initiatives on citizenship-building which promote women’s rights to political and civil participation. PyD Timor-Leste works in collaboration with various actors: Government, Civil Society, and International Organizations. The project is funded by AECID.