Women in Government & Politics

The aim of WIGP is to bring together women with a wealth of experience in politics, the civil service, advocacy, and academia from across Africa to explore the issues surrounding women’s inadequate involvement in the Continent’s political arena. WIGP events enable nation building, gender inclusiveness, community development and transformative thinking and subsequently encourage gender equity in government and politics and push for better governance and socio-economic climate through policy reform on a global scale.

WIGP does not just focus on elected office, but tackles the (under-) representation of women within bureaucracy and political institutions more generally. This broader approach is vital as women tend to be discriminated against in diverse areas of politics and government.