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. The brief will discuss the challenges, lessons learnt, good practises and recommendations to increase women political participation. Politics in this brief is applied broadly to refer to leadership and decision-making positions in public office and private office. Cette note politique s'appuie sur l'analyse de la situation de la participation des femmes à la politique menée par le Forum Padare/Enkundleni Forum des hommes sur le genre en mai 2020. La note traite des défis, des leçons apprises, des bonnes pratiques et des recommandations pour accroître la participation des femmes à la vie politique. Dans ce dossier, le terme "politique" est appliqué au sens large pour désigner les postes de direction et de décision dans les fonctions publiques et privées.
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.
This exploratory study of constitutional jurisprudence on gender equality and women’s empowerment reveals a series of important findings regarding the current state of lived realities for women living under constitutions which purportedly provide for equality between men and women and prohibit discrimination based on gender...
International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”
One of the persistent democratic deficits throughout the world is women’s lack of influence in politics. In relation to political parties in particular, the voice of women in decision-making remains insufficient, and, in some cases, is non-existent.