“Beyond 2016: Influencing party leadership to support women in mainstream party leadership and enhancing advocacy and lobbying skills for the women leagues leaders”
The three year “Beyond 2016: Influencing party leadership to support women in mainstream party leadership and enhancing advocacy and lobbying skills for the women leagues leaders” project has had incremental achievements as below;-
- In 2021 187 women (32.25%) were nominated candidates as direct MPS and 20 women were elected to the 11th parliament plus 37 councilors were also elected as direct councilors. Furthermore, among the elected 20 MPs 80% of them are first timers and youth.
- 44% of political parties have male champions that support and promote gender mainstreaming in their respective political parties through enacting policy, and sustained follow up to ensure women leagues have budgets to implement their activities as well as involving them in all party decision making..
- National executive committees and women leagues leaders of nine political parties appreciated that they have same challenges and formed a Common Agenda to focus on in the 2021 general elections that supported the achievement of the project goal.
- 1,767women were elected as LC1 chairpersons under their political affiliations all over Uganda. After 22 years Uganda elected LC1 councilors and this was the first-time women competed and won the chairperson leadership positions. The nine (9) women from Kyenjojo categorically attributed their capacity to stand and win the elections on the leadership capacity development and human rights awareness done by WLEDE.
- 5% increase in the number of women leaders on the executive committees of their respective political parties