Conflict Mitigation through Women's Effective Political Participation

This earmark request is for the 2010 fiscal year.

Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-14) requests $3,000,000 for:
Women’s Campaign International
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Women's Campaign International (WCI) will use these funds to expand and sustain its conflict mitigation and parliamentary/governance strengthening programs in Afghanistan, Colombia, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Sudan. The original programs were funded by the Department of Defense in FY07. The program outlined in this proposal is designed to build upon WCI's relationships in these countries and the need for continued and sustained support for women candidates, elected officials, advocates and caucuses to transform conflict in these countries at the community and policy-making levels. WCI supports the U.S. Government's strategic goal of strengthening democracy and good governance as well as decreasing corruption by increasing the participation of women in political processes, increasing women leader's capacity and by promoting an active civil society.

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