Leadership for Rural and Urban Young Women
Status of initiative: Completed
Description/achievement of initiative

The programme seeks to build the capacity and confidence of individual women, particularly rural and urban young women, to participate in decision-making processes and asume positions of leadership, building on existing successful programmes. The programme also invests in the capacity of women's organisations to work together and link to the broader women's movement.

Implementation methodologies

IWDA is free to use the implementation methodologies it deems fit.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The programme seeks to build capacity of individual women and women's organisations.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Through IWDA.


International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Young women are mobilised, skilled and coordinated to publicly address issues affecting their lives
There will be increased opportunities for women's meaningful participation in decision-making in local or provincial government settings
Women's civil society in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea will have successfully advocated for increased coherence between national and regional commitments to gender equality, i.e. CEDAW & UNSCR1325
There will be increased voter willingness and ability to support women candidates in local or provincial and national level elections in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
4,000,000 USD
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: December 31, 2015
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Saskia Tjeerdsma, saskia.tjeerdsma@minbuza.nl

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