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Politics » WHY DO FEW AFRICAN WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS? by: Obajichi(f) .:. Mon, 14 Nov, 2022 - 06:30:59:pm GMT
It is a common fact that men are more involved in politics than women.

It is even more worrisome when you tag it with the statement that : "It is a man's World".

In the fight for gender equality, women are creating more awareness globally. Yet for African women, we are making slow progress in the fight for gender equality.

In terms of politics, when compared with women in other climes, African women are still lagging behind.

There has been much talk about Women's representation globally, but slow progress has been recorded year in year out.

Djibouti , in year 2000 had zero women in politics , but later saw a high increase among lower and single chambers.

Ethiopia saw the largest increase in women's political representation from 10% women ministers in 2017 to 47.6% in 2019.

Rwanda, which is the world leader in the number of women in politics,saw a little reduction in their number of women politicians between 2017 to 2018.

Other countries with fewer women in politics include Nigeria, Mauritius and Sudan.

Sometimes, limited funds to campaign during elections could be responsible for this low inclusion.

The cost of politics in countries like Nigeria is mind blowing and this is enough to cause an obstacle for a woman involved in politics.

The cultural background is another factor . Some climes don't consider women tough enough to go into politics. They still regard women as home managers and not national managers

There are certainly reasons for the low inclusion of women in politics.

What other reasons could be responsible for the low participation of women in politics?

Let's get your thoughts.

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Re: WHY DO FEW AFRICAN WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS? by: SamuelKingsley93(m) .:. Tue, 15 Nov, 2022 - 09:29:14:pm GMT

Well, we all blame the apathy of women not participating in politics on culture and traditions. Well it is true mostly in nations like Nigeria, women are easily discouraged from participating in politics.

Men do believe women don't have that emotional control over some situations and judge a case based on their feelings.

Also seeing a very successful woman in Nigeria is quite not common as men are. so for a woman to able to afford a N100 million naira just a form just take a look at. Finances alone could be upto 40% of the reasons why women are not participating in politics,
**Samuel Kingsley**

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Re: WHY DO FEW AFRICAN WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS? by: PrinceBenjamin(f) .:. Thu, 17 Nov, 2022 - 11:44:47:am GMT

It is because most women believe that politics is for men only, the ones who are already in the game have managed to remove that idea from there head. Politics is not just for men both for both sexes and another resones why most women refuse to join politics is because of education of what politics is all about. Most of them feel that to become a politician you have to go and write an exame, the main problem is that they don't have the right knowledge about the rules that surrounds the game . Fear is also part of the reasons, most women don't like violence and for that reason they avoid political ambitions. Cheating is another reason also, in politics cheating is very high, and people who can't stand cheating can not join politics.
**Prince Benjamin**

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Re: WHY DO FEW AFRICAN WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS? by: Florida(f) .:. Tue, 22 Nov, 2022 - 07:37:37:pm GMT

If am asked why few women are in politics, I will categorically say a point boldly: It is because of MEN mostly.
The men in there know how the system is and all, and they won't ever allow their wives go into it alongside with them and even the men that are not into politics have some conceptions about politics and will never support their wives or sisters or even mothers to go into it. That is why we have very few women in politics because this women are either wives, sisters or mothers and they will hardly be supported by their people.

Another reason why women are few in politics is that we women are fearful, only few are as bold and strong as some men. So we are just used to staying on the low and cheering our men up and prefer to become first lady than president, senator wife than senator, queen than king( this is in a royal setting), so we are used to being support systems rather than the main actor (so to say😄). So that's another why I feel there are few women in politics. Those women that are courageous to be there are strong women and we celebrate them greatly.

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