Progress too slow: PM laments pace at which women advance in politics in Jamaica

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Progress too slow: PM laments pace at which women advance in politics in Jamaica

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says not enough progress has been made to increase the number of women involved in parliamentary decision-making since adult suffrage in 1944, arguing that the pace at which they are being integrated leaves much to be desired.

"We cannot sit back and feel comfortable because a few women have been able to break through the barriers and create history," Simpson Miller said.

In the 70 years since adult suffrage, only 35 of the 362 persons elected to Parliament have been women.

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