Women’s Political Participation

The Asia Foundation has had a dedicated program to increasing women’s participation in democratic processes and public decisionmaking across the Asia-Pacific region since 1992. The Foundation’s commitment to advancing women’s political participation is based on the recognition that broad citizen participation is not only an important end in itself, but it is also the key to addressing the immediate, practical, and longterm strategic needs of women. Ultimately, increasing women’s political participation is an effective means for promoting more open, democratic societies in which women are full participants and beneficiaries of national development. Working with and through local partner organizations in 21 countries throughout Asia, the Foundation serves as a regional resource providing technical expertise, training, and financial support.

Posted September 14, 2011
Related programs: Empower Women
Related topics: Women's Political Participation