Swaziland: Address gaps that hold women back

Swaziland: Address gaps that hold women back

Date: October 28, 2014
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Matsapha, 17 April: As part of the post 2015 meeting that took place on the last day of the SADC Gender Protocol@Work Summit in Swaziland this week, Ntombi Nyoni- focal person for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance in Swaziland, said that although Swaziland’s representation of women in government dropped following the elections last year, all is not lost. She explained that ahead of the elections in 2018, the Alliance and other lobby groups have time to better strategise and implement the 5050 campaign and can push for the post 2015 agenda to address legislative gaps that hold women back. Swaziland has a constitutional quota of 30%, yet representation of government in cabinet is at 25%, parliament at 22% and in local government, only 18% of the councilors are women.

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