Young Women’s Political Academy is a part of the CHANGE project. Gender mainstreaming is in the focus of the program. Dr Aneta Arnaudovska, Senior Anti-corruption Advisor at the RAI Secretariat defines it as “the gender component in the legislations and policies, improving the national mechanism for the advancement of women, conducting awareness-raising activities to overcome existing stereotypes in society, preventing domestic violence, combating gender-based discrimination, ensuring women's participation in politics and public life.
The CHANGE project aims to strengthen the individual and collective impact on democratic institutions, policies and social norms to advance gender equality, women’s human rights and `women’s safety.
23 young women from Georgia, North Macedonia and Uzbekistan, who are political party and/or Parliament members, elected in regional/local governances, have experience in running in national, regional or local elections, or are members of civil initiatives running for elections.
The five-day training Academy aimed at improving skills, knowledge and capacities of young women in politics or entering in politics to strengthen their meaningful participation in elected public offices at all levels of decision-making.