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WPP Watch

The Women in Political Participation Watch is a tool used to monitor the red flags faced by Women in Politics. This tool aims at monitoring and effecting change with an end goal to reduce violence against women in the political arena.

 

The tool achieves this by giving women in politics a voice to share their stories across the continent and amplify their struggles, which in turn will help in the consolidation of common solutions to these unique, yet similar challenges that they face in their different political arenas.

 

The deeply entrenched patriarchy in African societies continues to be a major cause of this politically repressive environment. Many women have stayed out of politics for fear of being targeted with abuse and in some cases murder threats. In particular, the platform brings to the fore individual attacks on women politicians by state agents, fellow politicians, media and the electorate.

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Increasing the political participation and representation of women in Africa in line with the Maputo Protocol of 2003, various associated sub-regional protocols and standards, and the SDGs.

POLICY BRIEF ON WOMEN'S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN ZIMBABWE

19 May 2021

This policy briefs is informed by the situational analysis on women participation in politics conducted by Padare/Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender in May 2020.

Analyse situationnelle de la participation politique des femmes au Zimbabwe

19 May 2021
L'état de la participation politique des femmes au Zimbabwe n'est pas souhaitable, c'est une antithèse au développement du pays. Malgré la proclamation d'une démocratie constitutionnelle, il existe des contestations, des contradictions et des complexités concernant la manière dont les femmes participent à divers secteurs du paysage politique. Les données de cette étude montrent que les femmes sont sous-représentées dans l'exécutif, le cabinet, le corps législatif, le pouvoir judiciaire, le leadership traditionnel, le secteur public et le secteur privé. Les femmes continuent de se heurter à une myriade de défis établis de longue date et de nouveaux défis qui continuent de définir ou de mal définir leur participation politique.

Situational Analysis of Women’s Political Participation in Zimbabwe

19 May 2021
The state of women’s political participation in Zimbabwe is undesirable, an anti-thesis to the country’s development. Despite proclaiming a Constitutional democracy, there are contestations, contradictions and complexities regarding how women are participating in various sectors of the political landscape. The data in this study shows that women are underrepresented across the executive, cabinet, legislature, judiciary, traditional leadership, public sector and private sector. Women continued to encounter a myriad of long established challenges and emerging ones that continue to define or mis-define their political participation.

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POLICY BRIEF ON WOMEN'S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN ZIMBABWE

19 May 2021

This policy briefs is informed by the situational analysis on women participation in politics conducted by Padare/Enkundleni Men’s Forum on Gender in May 2020.

Analyse situationnelle de la participation politique des femmes au Zimbabwe

19 May 2021
L'état de la participation politique des femmes au Zimbabwe n'est pas souhaitable, c'est une antithèse au développement du pays. Malgré la proclamation d'une démocratie constitutionnelle, il existe des contestations, des contradictions et des complexités concernant la manière dont les femmes participent à divers secteurs du paysage politique. Les données de cette étude montrent que les femmes sont sous-représentées dans l'exécutif, le cabinet, le corps législatif, le pouvoir judiciaire, le leadership traditionnel, le secteur public et le secteur privé. Les femmes continuent de se heurter à une myriade de défis établis de longue date et de nouveaux défis qui continuent de définir ou de mal définir leur participation politique.

Situational Analysis of Women’s Political Participation in Zimbabwe

19 May 2021
The state of women’s political participation in Zimbabwe is undesirable, an anti-thesis to the country’s development. Despite proclaiming a Constitutional democracy, there are contestations, contradictions and complexities regarding how women are participating in various sectors of the political landscape. The data in this study shows that women are underrepresented across the executive, cabinet, legislature, judiciary, traditional leadership, public sector and private sector. Women continued to encounter a myriad of long established challenges and emerging ones that continue to define or mis-define their political participation.

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