We need more female representation in politics

Qyira says systemic change is necessary if we are ever to achieve gender parity.

TO take gender and women’s issues to the forefront of policymaking, it is vital that women are seen to be strongly represented in the political arena. Unfortunately, women only make up a small number of people who make laws and policies that directly impact the public, of which half are women.

Empower, an NGO focusing on women’s political equality, answered with a resounding “NO” when asked if enough is being done to ensure women are being represented in decision-making positions in all spheres.

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