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Women leaders from 15 political parties and movements attending the seminar in Kragujevac (15 to 18 September 2016)

September 15, 2016 10:00 am | September 17, 2016 08:00 pm

Hotel Kragujevac
Kragujevac, Serbia

Hotel Kragujevac, Kragujevac

The first out of two Women Leadership Academies (the Academy will be held from September 15th to 18th in Kragujevac.

Thirty women politicians from 15 different parties and political movements will participate in the Academy leadership seminar to improve their skills and knowledge in the areas of larger political engagement and representation, public performance and political argumentation, which they will later implement while advocating for larger participation of women in the decision-making processes.

More than 200 politicians from over 20 political parties from all parts of Serbia have applied for the two planned Academies this year in Kragujevac and in Zrenjanin. Both seminars will be attended by 60 women politicians chosen through an open call for applications based on their previous involvement in and motivation for further engagement in gender equality issues.

The Women’s Leadership Academy is a two-year partner project that started in April of 2015, and is organized by The Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project offers support to women leaders in their efforts to improve the involvement of women in the executive government and promote topics related to gender equality. The project is realized in partnership with the Center for Support of Women in Kikinda and the Center of Modern Skills in Belgrade.

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