At the National Assembly : From Quotas to Responsibility.
In Niger, the Quotas Law promulgated in 2000 guarantees for both sexes at least 10% National Assembly members, 25% government and public administration members thus improving women’s presence.
The goal of the ‘National Assembly Gender Network’, presented by RAEDD
and funded by Canadian cooperation, is to contribute to women’s effective participation in decision-making and to improve their representative status.
Promoting better understanding of the gender and human rights approach, among elected representatives
Strengthening representatives’ knowledge of international documents on women’s rights ratified by Niger (CEDEF) and using that convention to promote women’s rights
Contributing to promoting good governance
Strengthening participants’ knowledge of democracy and administrative decentralization for sustainable economic development
Monitoring the national assembly’s actions in favour of women through the gender network within the assembly
The main fields of the project
Four workshops dealing with:.
- Human rights-based approach
- Good governance
- Democracy and administrative decentralization
- 15 female representatives elected at the national assembly
- 8 women presiding parliamentary committees
- 5 women presiding parliamentary groups
- 85 national assembly representatives
- 16 female city councilors elected in Maradi, Niamey, Tahoua and Zinder
- 26 female regional councilors
- Over 557 city councilors
- Women from all circles will be following the evolution of debates in the National Assembly and will realize that even in a male majority women always have a role.