We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.

Rosalyn Sussman

With goals and priorities, WEM-International converts the Mission, Vision and long-term Strategic Directions into performance targets.  Goals need to be determined for each Strategic Direction.  Focus needs to be placed on ensuring that the Goals chosen are SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

Short term goals/priorities which convert the Strategic Directions into specific performance targets are summarized as follows:

  1. Development of the institutional capacity of WEM-International
  • Strengthening the role of the IWG
  • Establishment of Sub-committees within the IWG
  • Approval of Final Strategic Plan 2016-2018
  • Approval of Charter/Constitution
  • Establishment of Secretariat
  • Registration of the Association
  • Establishment of Regional Offices
  1. Development of programming for WEM-International
  • Constitute Programme Subcommittee
  • Annual Plenary Conferences  
  • Capacity Building for Women in EMBs and Electoral Processes
  • Capacity Building of EMBs in Gender Equality
  • Facilitate Study Visits Between and Among EMBs
  • Research on Gender and Production of Knowledge Based Products
  • Development of One Stop Information Hub on Women in EMBs and Electoral Processes
  • Directory/Data Base of Women in EMBS
  • Charter on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE)in EMBs
  • Dialogues/Forums on Gender Equality
  • Civic Education Programmes
  1. Development of Membership in WEM-International
  • Baseline Assessment of Current Status of Women in EMBs
  • Define Benefits of Membership
  • Develop an Outreach Strategy
  • Develop a Communications and Marketing Strategy
  • Initiate Gender Seal/Award for most Gender Sensitive EMB
  1. Ensuring the Sustainability of WEM-International
  • Establish a Financial Development Strategy
  • Engage International Donors
  • Engage Private Sector
  • Engage Political Foundations
  • Establish Membership Fee Structure