New Electoral law boosts Women participation: An Indigenous woman sets a milestone

‘Women in Sri Lanka endeavour towards playing a significant role in political decision-making; the local government elections in February opened a road of opportunity’

‘The year 2018 is witnessing the resignation of State leaders; starting from Jacob Zuma of South Africa, to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru, five presidents and prime ministers have been forced to resign from their positions due to different reasons. And this did not leave out the pearl of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka’

The political parties which earned immense gains during the recent Local Government Election which was a significant one due to many reasons, together with the President and his party, called for the resignation of the Prime Minster, falsely claiming that he has lost its mandate to govern.

But it is under this Prime Minister’s governance that a new Act was legislated by the Parliament of Sri Lanka that allowed a mandatory 25% quota for women to represent the local government.

Youth Women Leaders in Politics: Nepalese perspective [Part I]

Women’s meaningful participation itself is a big challenge in the Nepalese society with patriarchal thoughts, where young women’s contribution and involvement in politics has not been recognized yet in the way that ought to be even though the number of females in politics is increasing and their contribution in political change is remarkable.

Women, Politics and Sex Symbols

Cold December ended by welcoming the politically heated environment in Sri Lanka; while on one side the whole country was burning with the local and international political climate on the possible resolution against Sri Lanka in March at the Human Rights Council, the Provincial Council elections in the Western and Southern Provinces took place on the other.

Women’s Participation in Governance in Cameroon Improves

The 30th Day of September 2013 brought new hope for the women of Cameroon, creating a new record.

Cameroon being a democratic country, choosing leaders through elections, the electoral procedure is characterized by the use of a party closed list system whereby elections take place involving political parties in the municipal and  legislative elections, except for in the presidential elections.

The women in Cameroon were not given a place in the governance from early years due to  their productive and reproductive roles that gave them the status; but with colonization, the colonial masters came with the Eurocentric concept of whom and what a woman should be. And this concept relegated women towards the backdrop.