Every voice counts: Fighting inequalities by working on inclusive governance

Addressing exclusion: make the voices of women and youth heard in decision making processes, with cases from Afghanistan, Somalia, Burundi

Looking at root causes of instability and violent conflict, we often find dynamics of inequality and exclusion. This debate covers different ways to promote political and economic inclusion, social cohesion, and resilient communities in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Key issues: How do we as states and CSOs give voice to citizens who are not heard, particularly women and youth? How can we ensure that powerholders hear these voices? How can we promote inclusive decision making and transparent, accountable and inclusive governance?

You will hear contributions from Afghanistan, Burundi and Somalia on tools and approaches in their contexts, making the case for fighting inequality as a precondition for peaceful and resilient societies. Make sure your voice is heard in the debate.

Organised by


Céline Mias
EU Representative and Director
CARE International
Lori Cajegas
Programme Manager
CARE Nederland
Chiara Adamo
Head of unit
European Commission - DEVCO - Human Rights, Gender Equality and Democratic Governance
Gerald Kweri
Programme Manager/Trainer
The Hague Academy for Local Governance