Seminar on Women's Political Participation Held in

Seminar on Women's Political Participation Held in



Addis tribune (02/18/00) By Our Staff Reporter


The British Council, in co-operation with the Women's Affairs Office at the Prime Ministers Office, organized last week a

seminar on enhancing women's political participation, drawing on recent experience in the Scottish Parliament, which had

transformed ways in which women's issues were brought forward into the political arena.


"The seminar held at the Ghion Hotel was of interest to all those who have responsibility in encouraging more women in to

decision-making and political life," a spokesman of the British Council said.


The aims of the seminar are to contribute towards Ethiopia's strategy to enhance women's participation in the country's May

elections and to explore relevant ways to promote gender issues during elections.


The seminar was directed by Kate Philips and Gill Long, directors of the Active Learning Center in Glasgow. The Active

Learning Center works for the rights of women and children through education and training.