Botswana: 5050 remains elusive

Botswana: 5050 remains elusive

Date: October 28, 2014
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Gaborone, 15 April: At the opening ceremony of the Botswana SADC Protocol@Work Summit that kicked off yesterday in Gaborone President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA) Reverend Moruakgomo spoke about the importance of the 5050 campaign and urged political parties to reconsider their systems of representation that render women a minority in politics. Botswana currently has some of the lowest numbers of women in government in the SADC region- 8% women in Parliament, 14% in Cabinet and 19% in Local Government. With elections due to be held later this year, it is high time that Botswana puts the 5050 campaign on its list of priorities and consider legislated quotas. Botswana is also one of two SADC countries that has not signed the SADC Gender and Development Protocol. Listen to his full speech here.

This podcast is part of the GL News Service special coverage of the SADC Gender Protocol Summits underway across the region, offering fresh views on everyday news.


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