Social Democrats: Request for Tender for Research Project on Women Candidates for Local Elections
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The Social Democrats are seen to ‘practice what they preach’ in terms of their promotion of women both within the Party and in public electoral campaigns. Both of the Party’s co-leaders are women. Four of its six T.D.s are women. Eleven of its eighteen councillors identify as women. Both the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the Party are women. Its current interim general secretary is a woman.
However, the Party wishes to lead the way in terms of ensuring that women achieve political representation in numbers that reflect their number in society. The Social Democrats recognise that more needs to be done before this target can become a reality. This proposal aims to gain insight into the real and perceived blocks to progress in this core democratic objective.
Objective of Project: To increase the number of women elected for the Social Democrats in the 2024 local elections.
Summary of Project: To conduct an in-depth survey of particular cohorts of women in order to identify the decision-making processes undertaken by women who are active in the Social Democrats or otherwise interested in politics, the outcomes of those processes, and potential actions that could be taken by the Social Democrats to encourage more women to represent the Social Democrats in the next local elections and to maximise their chances of success in their respective campaigns.
Please see tender document attached below for further details.
Tenders should be sent to the Interim General Secretary of the Social Democrats via email to email@example.com to be received on or before 18th January, 2022.