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Launch of Women and Youth in Democracy (WYDE) | Advancing Women’s Political Participation and Decision Making

14 March 2024
United Nations HQ, Conference Room D
WYDE event at 68CSW
The launch of the Women and Youth in Democracy (WYDE) | Women’s Leadership Initiative, funded by the European Union and learn more about its implementation through the project "Advancing Women’s Political Participation and Decision-Making through Social Norms Change, Networking and Global Advocacy.”

Over three years, UN Women, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) will jointly implement the WYDE | Women’s Leadership Initiative to enhance progress towards achieving SDG 5 gender equality goals, as well as to leverage collective action, partnerships, coordination, knowledge, and resources at a global level to promote the full and effective participation and decision-making of diverse women, especially those most often left behind, through social norms change, networking and global advocacy.

This project is funded by the European Union. The launch partners include UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, International IDEA and the United Cities and Local Governments.


Massimo Tommasoli
Director of Global Programmes
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