Training Module 3: Promoting Democratic Participation and Accountability
Wills, Carol and Elaine Jones.
January, 2016

Training Module 3: Promoting Democratic Participation and AccountabilityThe third in a series of seven training modules titled Developing Leadership and Business Skills for Informal Women Workers in Fair Trade.

(view complete list in the series)


This module focuses on the democratic participation and accountability of organizations and cooperatives working with informal women workers in fair trade, and has four main objectives:

  • To increase understanding of what it means to be a democratic and accountable membership-based organization.
  • To create awareness and understanding between men and women about the importance of women participating in decision-making at all levels in their organizations and networks and how to strengthen women’s voice in the process.
  • To encourage women to assume leadership positions in their groups and networks.
  • To build capacity for increasing women’s visibility in networks and organizations.
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