“SIERRA LEONE: Women moving forward in politics” @irinnews #hwhtw

August 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

SIERRA LEONE: Women moving forward in politics

DAKAR, 8 August 2011 (IRIN) – When Marie Jalloh first ran for office in 2007, resistance to women in politics in Sierra Leone was so strong she faced harassment and intimidation from local authorities. Now, not only is she a member of parliament; she and other women, along with local NGOs, have brought the country closer to a legal quota for women in decision-making posts.

Campaigners say more women in power would go a long way to improving people’s living conditions and fostering development…

Read the full article: http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=93448

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