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General News of Saturday, 29 June 2024


Source: GNA

Create quota system to increase women participation in politics – Lecturer

Dr. Maame Adwoa Gyekye-Jandoh Dr. Maame Adwoa Gyekye-Jandoh

Dr. Maame Adwoa Gyekye-Jandoh, a political science lecturer, has called for a quota system to reserve a percentage of parliamentary seats for women to promote their participation in politics.

Currently, women hold 14.5% of parliamentary seats, short of the 30% target set by the Beijing Declaration.

Dr. Gyekye-Jandoh urged the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill into law and reserved seats for women, citing examples from Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Kenya.

Mrs. Sheila Minkah-Premo, a law partner, emphasized capacity building and support for women candidates and proposed a National Civil Society Platform to promote women inclusivity.

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