African Women’s Political Participation Barometer

African Women’s Political Participation Barometer

Date: March 29, 2021
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The pre-final first African Women’s Political Participation Barometer was launched by HE President Joyce Banda on 18 March. Find out more about the launch of the Barometer here. Download the chapters below.


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Veronica Sapalo says:

Como é que a WPP poderia efeituar um mapeamento na regiao da SADC de mulheres lideres e dinamizar acçoes concretas para a sua participaçao nas eleiçoes locais , gerais para que os paises consigam atingir os 50% DE participaçao das mulheres nos varios espaços de tomada de decisao e garantir que a igualdade de genero sirva de um mecanismo que possa garantir o desenvolvimento sustentavel.

Nomkhitha Gysman says:

Chapter 4:”Electoral Laws and Management”: writing style is different from the first 3 Chapters, which, as part of introduction prepare the reader what s/he will be reading about. Various gender concepts/terms, e.g. gender inclusive, gender responsive, gender sensitive, sex disaggregated, gender disaggregated,: A glossary of terms would have helped, to address any possible confusion of readers.
page 1: gender inclusive – unpacking it, confines it only to men and women, what about LGBTQI, if it is really inclusive? P12: women’s training preparing them to take up leadership political position, emphasis on women’s training has a potential of a backlash, where women could be perceived as problem that needs to be made suitable to fit in the institutions of power, instead of transforming these institutions to work for women or make them to be gender responsive.
Better packaging of the sections on VAWP and VAWIEP to highlight the difference between the 2; Reference to best practice case studies to address VAWP, e.g. Bolivia legislation to address this problem would have added value;
page 17: discussing Burundi, Somalia is slotted in, this needs to be checked; page 21- can we include women’s reproductive role to be considered;
Page 21: summary and conclusion: gender focal person instead of persons; Does this approach of having a gender focal person at each division/department, what about having a gender unit at the ‘heart of power’ chief electoral officer or chair of the EMBS to give gender issue the weight and power it deserves.

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