Women’s Legal Resource Centre (Wolrec) has trained 50 young women in creating space for dialogue with their parties.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday during the closing of a three-day training for Young Women Action Groups (YWAGs) at Malomo in Ntchisi, Wolrec programmes officer Gift Mauluka said the training sought to educate women on their role in politics, democracy and good governance, electoral systems, election campaigning, public speaking and human rights.
He said through the project, women will also be trained in complaint handling and reporting increased transparency in project implementation.
“It is good that young women are involved in making decisions that affect them. Even if the space is not created for them to take part, they need to rise up and create their own space. It is time young women took up the mantle in politics,” she said.
One of the participants, Angelina Zafeyo, hailed Wolrec for the training, saying it has encouraged them to take part in active politics and compete for high positions with men.
The other implementers of the project are Centre for Multiparty Democracy, Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy and Danish Church Aid with financial support from European Union.