WHEN: 10 January-30 April 2024
WHERE: Online, with a three-day, in-person session in Warsaw
ORGANIZED BY: The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

ODIHR’s Intensive Training for Change-Makers aims to equip a selected group of experts with knowledge, skills, competences, tools and methods to better understand, critically assess and directly apply gender audits and gender action plans with and within political parties. Based on the training, participants will be able to:

1. Understand barriers to women’s political participation and gender equality in political life in general;
2. Prepare, lead and facilitate the conduct of a gender audit of a political party; and
3. Support political parties in transforming identified conclusions from the gender audit into a multi-year and results-oriented gender action plan.

Who is the training for?

The course is designed for experts from all around the OSCE region, working for international or national organisations, including political foundations, development agencies, gender equality government agencies, women’s rights NGOs and civil society organisations that support political parties in advancing women’s political participation and gender equality in politics in general. Training participants need to demonstrate a clear willingness and opportunity to apply the new skills by implementing gender audits of political parties, after completing this training. ODIHR is also open to participants which might be already doing gender audits or other forms of gender-related (self)-assessments with political parties and which would benefit from peer-exchange.

What is the training duration and format?

ODIHR’s Intensive Training for Change-Makers on Gender Audits and Gender Action Plans as Tools for Institutional Transformation of Political Parties will be implemented in three phases:

1. First phase: Self-paced learning by taking the UN Women online courses “I know Gender 1-2-3” and “I know Gender 5: Women’s Leadership and Decision Making”.
2. Second phase: Participation at the three-day, in-person training in Warsaw, planned to take place from 20 to 22 February 2024 (dates to be confirmed).
3. Third phase: Self-paced learning by taking the UN Women online course “An Introduction to CEDAW” and participation in one online consultation on the preparation of post-training gender audits.

The training will be conducted in English only.

After successful completion, all participants will be issued a Certificate of Competence.

Are there any fees?

No participation fees will be applied. ODIHR will be covering costs related to the training preparation and delivery, including costs for the facility, refreshments and lunches as part of the three-day in-person training in Warsaw. When applying to the training, participants need to confirm that they are able to cover the costs for travel, accommodation, food and any other related costs for their participation in the three-day in-person training in Warsaw.

How to apply?

Applications should be submitted electronically by 23:59 CET on 30 November 2023, using the following link.


If you have any questions, please contact Saša Gavrić, Gender Officer, sasa.gavric@odihr.pl.

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