Women take a public stand in Paraguay

UNDEF funds a project in Paraguay to strengthen women’s grassroots organizations, train women in leadership and political processes, and enable them to interact with government. Implemented by Sociedad de Estudios Rurales y Cultura Popular, the project also broadcasts radio programmes to give women experience in public speaking holds forums to bring women together with political candidates and elected officials engages local governments to hold participatory budget meetings and public hearings about plans and performance and holds workshops with local officials on gender in local development.