The Women's Studies Center trains candidates to build partnerships and win allies

The Women's Studies Center trains candidates to build partnerships and win allies

Kuwait City, Kuwait 25 April 2019:

The Center for Women's Studies and Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Kuwait launched two training programs to enable women leaders to use effective communication to build strategic partnerships, win the support of allies and strengthen the political image to achieve the Center's goals of empowering women politically, economically and socially.

The two programs were implemented in collaboration with experts from The Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality "Ra'edat" . They included two workshops. The first presented and discussed the networking strategy and partnership building of the Center for Women's Studies and Research with both women leaders and Ra'edat network members, as well as theoretical presentations and practical training on the concept of networking and partnership building. Strategy, rules and objectives and how to be employed by candidates to win the campaign, and the second included the construction of a joint work plan between candidates for the elections and Ra'edat's members, where members of the network exchange experiences and skills with candidates And to provide support to them before, during and after the nomination process, as candidates from participating in the network activities of their part along the swath of the Arab world, such as the launch of policies on women's empowerment and gain support her papers.

Dr. Lubna Al-Qadi said: The Government of the State of Kuwait, in its efforts to empower women at all levels, has adopted a series of activities and programs to achieve the fifth sustainable development goal in collaboration with the Center at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Kuwait University. These programs include the expertise of a number of Arab women parliamentarians who are distinguished by their political performance Legislative and supervisory measures to support Kuwaiti women candidates for parliamentary elections, share their experiences with them, train them in networking skills and employ them in expanding the base of alliances and support for female candidates, and enable Kuwaiti women to achieve a more effective presence in the election.

Dr Rula said that the members of the network were very happy to exchange experiences with this constellation of Kuwaiti women leaders who attended the workshops, and proud to join the network as supportive members. She pointed out that an immediate contact group was formed between the members of the network and the candidates, through which they will exchange support, advice and support to help them. Will win the upcoming parliamentary elections and will be involved in the network's activities in the Gulf region, including policy papers to be launched soon by the network on reducing violence against women in politics and raising women's representation in nonpartisan parliaments.

The project manager in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Hanan Al-Yassin confirmed that the program continued its efforts in supporting and empowering Kuwaiti women in all fields, using all the expertise and skills from all Arab countries to achieve advanced results in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

The two training programs are part of the National Cooperation Program between the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and the Center for Women Studies and Research under the umbrella of the project "Supporting the State of Kuwait in Implementing the Fifth Sustainable Development Goal on Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality" in partnership with UNDP and UN Women .

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