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Aderonke Adedoyin
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Gender Equality in African politics?

How receptive is Africa as a whole be towards the dominance of women in politics?

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  1. We have seen women taking many elective positions lately. In kenya and many other countries in Africa, women are now dominating both the corporate and political leadership. In the recently concluded kenyan election, many women won the elective seats. More than eight women were chosen by the presidenRead more

    We have seen women taking many elective positions lately. In kenya and many other countries in Africa, women are now dominating both the corporate and political leadership. In the recently concluded kenyan election, many women won the elective seats. More than eight women were chosen by the president as Cabinet Secretaries. This is a good example that Africa has a positive reception on the dominance of women in politics.

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  1. It is almost impossible to speak of Africa as a whole because it is not even the 55 parts we have been told to believe. That aside, and looking at the traditional African society, we had systems that were predominantly matriarchal and that was the norm. Many villages were led by women officially andRead more

    It is almost impossible to speak of Africa as a whole because it is not even the 55 parts we have been told to believe. That aside, and looking at the traditional African society, we had systems that were predominantly matriarchal and that was the norm.

    Many villages were led by women officially and this was not even something new or strange. When the europeans came over and started plundering our resources they also stole our culture and replaced it with their backward ideologies.

    The idea of equality did not exist in Africa before because there was a power balance that considered each and every member of society. It actually did not matter what gender you are, the responsibilities were clearly spelt out and he core interest was always the community at large.

    Today, that may not be the case. The west still controls most parts of the Africa and the people in power are just puppets who take advantage of the situation and rob from the people. Selfishness and greed has taken over and that is what we should start fighting before we can talk of equality.

    We could have every African country led by women but if the core selfishness and greed exists, there will be no change.

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  2. Here in Africa, women have been demanding gender equality in public life and that includes leadership roles. Women have proven to be able to lead diligently especially during times of crisis across continents. They handle tough situations as they have been seen to be critical problem solvers who areRead more

    Here in Africa, women have been demanding gender equality in public life and that includes leadership roles. Women have proven to be able to lead diligently especially during times of crisis across continents. They handle tough situations as they have been seen to be critical problem solvers who are responsive and effective when crisis hits.
    Africa harnesses women’s knowledge and skills are all levels of problem solving. We have even seen women leaders including presidents in different countries in Africa. By this, we realize that women leadership is not a new phenomenon in Africa but something that the continent has been positive about. Some would say this is a way of being diverse and reclaiming the continents future too.

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  3. Thanks to Feminism which has helped us women when it comes to Gender Equality in politics, Increase the participation of women in decision and policy-making at all levels. Ensure women's participation in peace-building, conflict prevention, and mitigation. Narrow gender gaps in education, training,Read more

    Thanks to Feminism which has helped us women when it comes to Gender Equality in politics, Increase the participation of women in decision and policy-making at all levels. Ensure women’s participation in peace-building, conflict prevention, and mitigation. Narrow gender gaps in education, training, and employment.

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  1. We have seen women taking many elective positions lately. In kenya and many other countries in Africa, women are now dominating both the corporate and political leadership. In the recently concluded kenyan election, many women won the elective seats. More than eight women were chosen by the presidenRead more

    We have seen women taking many elective positions lately. In kenya and many other countries in Africa, women are now dominating both the corporate and political leadership. In the recently concluded kenyan election, many women won the elective seats. More than eight women were chosen by the president as Cabinet Secretaries. This is a good example that Africa has a positive reception on the dominance of women in politics.

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  2. we are still not very receptive though there is still hope for those yet to come. it will still be hard but there is hope that one day it will no longer be a fight but the norm

    we are still not very receptive though there is still hope for those yet to come. it will still be hard but there is hope that one day it will no longer be a fight but the norm

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  3. Women have historically been disadvantaged in participating in politics. Education, increased awareness on the need to have women running for political leadership positions, overcoming traditional challenges based on stereotypes and understanding the difference between having quotas and having substRead more

    Women have historically been disadvantaged in participating in politics.
    Education, increased awareness on the need to have women running for political leadership positions, overcoming traditional challenges based on stereotypes and understanding the difference between having quotas and having substantive participation of women are some of the main challenges and opportunities that men and women are identifying for the advancement of gender equality and political empowerment in Africa.

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  1. Africa is not ready since traditional cultures still manifest in leadership and politics.

    Africa is not ready since traditional cultures still manifest in leadership and politics.

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