On November 12-13 2019, ECES participated in the regional workshop on “Participation, Representation and Protection of Women in Electoral Processes in the Great Lakes region”.

Eva Palmans, Head of Programmes, and Rindai Chipfunde Vava, Project Coordinator, Prevention of Electoral Violence in Ethiopia (PEV – Ethiopia) who represented ECES participated to a panel session on “gender sensitive elections”. ECES' presentation illustrated all activities undertaken by the organisation to promote gender mainstreaming throughout the electoral cycle and beyond in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world.

The workshop which took place at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, was organised by the Office of the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the African Union (AU) Department of Political Affairs (DPA), in partnership with the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).