Training Workshop

The Center for Democracy and Electoral Studies Cameroon hosted a Training Workshop on Thursday July 11, 2013 to encourage Political Parties to include more women in their various lists for the September 30 Municipal and Legislative Elections in Cameroon.
The 30 participants in the training were leaders of political parties, Leaders of Civil Society Organizations, prospective Women Candidates for Council elections and Lecturers from the Department of Women and Gender Studies of the University of Buea. Participants at the workshop gained knowledge on the barriers women face at all levels of the electoral process and possible strategies and best practices to overcome these barriers.
One of the most important outcome of the workshop was a resolution by women and men to ensure that female candidates in their various party list are placed in priority positions to avoid them being left out where lists have to be proportionately shared.