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This paper discusses Oxfam’s advocacy work in Honduras on women’s political rights, and women’s leadership and empowerment in the political sphere. Beginning with an overview of the constraints that women face if they wish to participate in politics, the paper then goes on to discuss Oxfam’s advocacy and campaigning activities during and after the 2005 election period. These include lobbying and advocacy on political reform, campaigning to encourage people to consider voting for female candidates, and promoting women’s leadership and political empowerment.

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