Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD) in cooperation with Indonesian Women's  Coalition (KPI) invite applications for the Asia Pacific Regional Gender and Politics Level 1 (GPL1) Training in Jakarta, Indonesia on 23 - 25 November 2012.
The 20th century has seen the inclusion of an increasing number of women, both as voters as well as parliamentarians. However, statistics continue to reflect the under-representation of women in political institutions and structures at the local and national levels. As of 2011, women account for 18.9% of members of Asia&rsquos legislatures, up from 13% in 1995. While women have taken initiatives to engage in decision-making and occupy leadership roles, they have had to do so in the face of many challenges ranging from cultural barriers to growing influences of neo-liberal globalisation, fundamentalisms, and militarisation.
Recognizing that among the measures that have been influential in...