and empowering them to engage in public life

Women in politics



Only 31 out of 195 countries in the world have women serving as presidents or heads of government.


Women occupy 26.5 percent of parliamentary seats.


Globally, less than one in four ministers are women (22.8 percent).

It is important to note that women most frequently lead ministerial positions related to human rights, gender equality, and social security, while men dominate in political areas such as defense and economy.

Women account for approximately half of the population, and their views and experiences may differ significantly from those of men due to their unequal position in society.


Why it is still important for women to be actively invloved in

political decision making?

EWA Elementi



"Today's young women, who can study freely, speak, write, and choose their profession, must realize that every inch of this freedom was fought for at a high cost. They must show their gratitude by helping to implement reforms in their time, to spread the light of freedom and truth further. The debt that every generation owes to the past must also be paid to the future."

Abigail Scott Duniway
suffragette, 1834-1915


"The best protection for every woman is her courage."

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
American writer and suffragist, 1805-1902


"Happiness is found in independence."

Susan B. Anthony
American women's rights activist, 1820-1906


"As long as a man is thinking, no one objects to a woman thinking."

Virginia Woolf
writer, 1882-1941


"I hope that my gender will forgive me if I treat them as rational beings, instead of praising their charming traits and viewing them as though they are in a state of perpetual childhood and incapable of ever becoming independent."

Mary Wollestonecraft
Writer, 1759-1797


"The process begins with acknowledging the fact that American women, without exception, are socialized to varying degrees as racists, elitists, and sexists. Therefore, even when they identify as feminists, it does not change the fact that we still need to consciously work towards shedding the legacy of this negative socialization."

Bell Hooks
Writer, 1952-2021


The EWA (Empowering Women in Active Society) project aims to address the political participation of young women. The main focus of the project is to change beliefs about the role of women in politics and public life that are based on gender stereotypes, traditional norms and expectations. Activities focus on women’s empowerment at individual and systemic level, creating better conditions for their active participation in politics and greater civic engagement.

The project aims to:



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