In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core. One of the goals, SDG 5, focuses on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. This goal recognizes that gender equality is a fundamental human right and a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.

Inspired by this vision, WIMAGE was founded in 2022 as a response to the global need for a task force dedicated solely to promoting gender equality in electoral management and empowering women in governance. Our founder, Khadija Sesay, is a passionate advocate for women‘s equal representation and participation in decision-making processes, with over a decade of experience in promoting transparency and accountability in governance.

WIMAGE‘s team of dedicated and passionate volunteers working towards creating a world where women‘s voices and perspectives are equally valued in leadership and governance. Our focus is on promoting gender equality, advocating for women‘s political empowerment, and building capacity to ensure effective participation in governance processes. Through our work, we aim to contribute to creating more diverse, inclusive, and representative democracies worldwide.

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Our Mission

“To secure unwavering commitments from governments to advance transparency and accountability, foster the empowerment of women in leadership and governance, and leverage innovative and sustainable solutions to fortify human rights, promote inclusive governance, and deepen democracy.”                      

Our Vision

“Our vision is a world where equality, diversity, and inclusion are not only cherished ideals but lived realities, serving as the bedrock of democratic leadership and governance”

Our Approach

We use targeted interventions, research, strategic partnerships, and civic education programs to promote inclusivity, diversity and equality in electoral management and empower women in governance.”

Our Values

  • Transparency: We believe in openness, honesty, and accountability in all our actions and decisions, and we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. Inclusivity: We are committed to promoting inclusivity and diversity in our organization and in the communities we serve. We value the unique perspectives and contributions of individuals from all backgrounds.
  • Equity: We believe in promoting fairness and equality in all aspects of governance and society, and we are committed to addressing systemic barriers that limit women’s participation and representation.
  • Empowerment: We believe in empowering women to reach their full potential and break barriers to their participation and leadership in the political arena.
  • Respect: We advocate for a world where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, and we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for women to participate in decision-making processes.
  • Collaboration: We value the power of partnerships and collaboration in achieving our goals and promoting positive change in society. We work closely with stakeholders at all levels to amplify women’s voices and advocate for their rights and equal representation.

Our Presence

WIMAGE strives to have a presence in every region of Africa to effectively advocate for women‘s inclusion in decision-making processes. Currently, we have a presence in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and we work closely with local partners and networks in other African countries. Our goal is to expand our reach and impact, and we welcome partnerships and collaborations with organizations and individuals who share our vision and values. Join us in creating a gender-free society that values and empowers women’s leadership in the democratic process.


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