African women enter public office, but wield little influence in policy making

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African women enter public office, but wield little influence in policy making

“If you want to be influential in the political arena, you need to influence policy,” Ms Betty Murungi, a social justice advocate, recently told female entrepreneurs and corporate managers in Nairobi.

A lawyer, Murungi is the director of Urgent-Action Fund Africa, a feminist human rights advocacy group, as well as former vice-chair of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission, and has worked on gender justice issues in Africa.

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