Ghana: WiLDAF Campaigns for Women Parliamentary Aspirants

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Ghana: WiLDAF Campaigns for Women Parliamentary Aspirants

A gender parity advocate group, Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), has mounted a vigorous campaign for women parliamentary aspirants in the Central Region, urging the electorate in the area to vote massively for women to represent them in Parliament.

At a media interaction in Cape Coast last week, WiLDAF Programme Manager, Frank Bodza, said the current women representation in Parliament was nothing to write home about, because women represent 8.2 percent. He added that the figure was very disturbing in the eyes of the international community, due to the fact that women formed 52 percent of the total population of the country.

According to him, Ghana had failed to meet the United Nation's 30% women representation in Parliament and other decision-making public institutions, and that it behooved on the electorate to help rectify such an anomaly, by voting women parliamentary aspirants into Parliament this time round.

Read more at All Africa, published 20 November 2012.