Mid-Term Evaluation of the ‘Women in Local Development: Women in Politics’ project


The Women in Politics project (WiP) project is implemented jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Armenia and OxYGen Foundation. The project commenced in November 2018 and is due to be competed in 2021. The overall goal of the project is to increase the political participation of women, with specific focus on enhanced representation and participation of females, including young generation, in community development processes’. More specifically, the project aims to:
1. Diagnose policy gaps and understand perceptions about women’s participation in politics from grassroots to the national level (research);
2. Empower women to advance their leadership potential and skills vis-a-vis community development processes. This includes the establishment of female-led ‘integrity islands’;
3. Strengthen the role of political parties as the main ‘gate openers’ for the entry of women into politics;
4. Facilitate policy dialogue on gender equality in the context of ongoing reforms;
5. Advance public discourse on issues of gender equality and women’s participation at all levels;
6. Empower active young women and men in communities through empathy-building leadership models as enablers of local democracy and women support groups.