Ambassador Norland Congratulates Future Women Leaders program graduates
On Sunday Ambassador Norland congratulated this year’s graduates of the Future Women Leaders program and presented 21 participants with graduate certificates. The program is an important part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to help increase women’s participation in political processes and empower women to become more involved in decision making processes in all sectors of society. Since 2003, the United States Agency for International Development has funded the Future Women Leaders program through its $6.7 million Parliamentary Strengthening Program implemented by the National Democratic Institute.
The program helps participants to be successful in their careers and become more politically involved by improving their professional skills and knowledge of political affairs. To date, 186 women have benefited from the program. Many have advanced their careers. Graduates include members of local self-government bodies, political party officials, chiefs of staff, and NGO leaders. This program is one of several efforts to increase women’s participation in politics in Georgia supported by the U.S. Government. These programs are essential to ensuring that the government and Parliament represent the interests and concerns of all Georgians.
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