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The purpose of the Women in Democracy website is to provide NGOs, independent activists and national government institutions with information about ongoing women’s rights issues globally and especially in member countries of the Community of Democracies. We hope the website will encourage the rapid exposure of discriminatory practices and women’s rights infringements in the region. Ideally, an internet-based forum will assist interactive discussions helping promote the implementation of effective and innovative measures for its prevention.  

Special attention shall be directed at the critical areas outlined in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Platform for Action: Violence against Women, Education of Women, Employment and Economic Empowerment, Institutional Mechanisms, Marriage and Family Life, Women and Health, Women in Decision-making and Politics.

We believe that by uniting our ideas, words and actions we can contribute effectively to women’s rights. We trust that the Women in Democracy website-forum will give us the opportunity to share our knowledge and help us move towards the realization of gender equality in practice.