Call for Applications - Practice Parliament for Women 2024

January 21, 2024

Call for Applications is open for Practice Parliament for Women 2024. The call will run from 21 – 27 January 2023. 

The Practice Parliament for Women is open for women, 25 years and above who have a keen interest in building their capacity to contest for public office. This opportunity is open for PWDs as well. The programme is being held in Male', Maldives. There are a total of 40 seats available for this iteration of the program.


  • Maldivian woman
  • Aged above 25
  • Living in the Maldives
  • Able to commit to the full duration of the event (however flexibility will be given to those who require it to ensure as many women are able to join).
  • Seats will be reserved for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for the event and all participants are required to list down whether they have any additional requirements such as a translator, helper or sign language interpreter who can assist them. Special considerations and assistance will be provided to such individuals throughout the event.


  • Women interested in applying for the Practice Parliament will send their details to the designated contact number listed below to express their interest. Interest and willingness to commit and participate in the Practice Parliament as well as any previous experience in political parties, Women’s Development Committees, NGOs, or community activities will be considered during the evaluation process. 
  • A pre-screening of all applicants will be done to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria. Phone interviews will then be held with eligible applicants and scored against the selection criteria. The top 40 scorers will then be selected to join the event.


  • The Practice Parliament for Women will be held from 18th to 24th February 2024, in Male’. Travel related support will be provided to those living outside of greater Male’ area. 

Interested applicants can send their details to:

  • UNDP Maldives | +960 9397651
  • To register, please send a text message to +960 9397651 with Full Name, Island of Residence, National ID Card Number
  • A phone interview will be conducted to shortlist and finalize participants for the program.
  • The programme is being held in Male', Maldives.