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  • Women in decision-making and leadership positions in both the political and the non-political arenas have significantly increased. In short, Emang Basadi has successfully lobbied government, private sectors and political parties to include women in positions of power and decision-making. For example: capacity for leadership of women in politics has been increased, now there are more women occupying positions of power within political party central committees
  • Emang Basadi founded the Women Inter-Party Caucus which is now a registered organization and functions to uplift women who are in the political arena. A Multi-Party Women’s Caucus has activities and a strategic plan.
  • Emang Basadi has successfully trained 34 Community Mobilizers in democracy and voter education, gender based violence issues, gender and HIV and AIDS, legal literacy and good governance to educate members of the public in their areas on the importance of voting in order to elect effective representatives in a democratic Society; this includes voting for Women in particular.
  • Emang Basadi has trained Youth/Young Women and Men to engage in out-reach activities which develop leadership skills in order to play a significant role in decision-making and leadership.
  • Emang Basadi, in collaboration with African American Institute (AAT), Women in Law & Development in Africa (WILDAF) successfully held a conference on Consultation for African Women in Politics” in May, 1995 with the keynote address delivered by Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the now President of Liberia. Other powerful women attending were Geraldine Ferrro, then the USA Ambassador to the Human Rights Commission.
  • It spearheaded the formation of BESNet
  • Organized a number of workshops and conferences including: Workshop on Electoral System Reform; Women in Politics Conference addressed by Mrs. Winnie Byanyima, an MP from Uganda and the renowned Inonge Lewanika of Zambia; The Empowerment of the Women of Botswana in Francistown (1998) addressed by the Hon. Joy Phumaphi, MP.
  • Emang Basadi staff is now involved in Regional Observation & Monitoring of Elections. So far they have taken part in: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, Angola and The DRC.