We are taking applications for the Next Generation Programme December
Application Form Here
Draft Programme Here
to the website of the Centre for Advancement of
Women in Politics (CAWP). Formed in October 2000, we are based
in the School of Politics, International
Studies and Philosophy in Queen's University
Belfast. We aim to foster an appreciation of women's contribution
to politics, government and public decision making in the UK and Ireland.
We consider women's political participation as having two important
dimensions - the proportion of women in decision making and the inclusion
of women's perspectives in government policies and programmes.
We also have an observatory on women's
public leadership. Initially, the observatory will give regularly-updated
figures on women in parties, government, parliament and local government
in the UK and Ireland. Later, we hope to extend this observatory to other
important decision making sites.
Our research pages detail various projects
we have led and participated in. Also on our research pages are the full
Occasional Paper Series by scholars from across the globe.
In order to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life CAWP
has developed and runs a programme to help develop the leadership potential
of women to become decision-makers in economic, social and political life.
Entitled the 'Next Generation' the programme
runs annually in September/October. More information and application details
can be accessed by clicking on the Next Generation link above.
We invite you to explore our website to find out more about women in
political and public life in Ireland and Britain.
A new version of the CAWP website is coming soon!!!