Why equal participation of women, men in politics vital for development

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Why equal participation of women, men in politics vital for development

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It has been revealed that Tanzania was making some effort to promote women in leadership, yet advances are going at a slow pace in many of the top political leadership positions.

Speaking recently in Dar es Salaam during women’s leadership and political participation half day seminar, executive director of TGNP Mtando, Lilian Liundi (pictured) has said that the community has negative mentality and perception on women participation in political leadership.

She said that following that, her organization in collaboration with UN- Women have decided to carry out gender awareness through effective programs of education and mass communication to transform the mind-set of girls, boys, men and women that places a disproportionate burden of household responsibility on girls on women, limits their educational and economic opportunities, and legitimates the politics of exclusion.

Click here to read the full article published by IPP Media on 5 September 2019.

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