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Why We Need More African Women in Parliaments

Over the past twenty years, parliaments around the world have recorded an increasing women presence; Africa has been no exception. By 2012, 11 African countries were among the world top 36 houses of parliament that reached the 30% threshold. A threshold considered necessary for women to have an impact on decision-making. 



  • Africa:   Why We Need More African Women in Parliaments

    Economic Commission for Africa, 30 April 2015

    An African woman has been married for 13 years and for every day of those 13 years she worked hard with her husband to cultivate a small piece of land he owned growing vegetables… Read more »

African woman in library