NGOs in Malawi call for attitude change towards female politicians

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NGOs in Malawi call for attitude change towards female politicians

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Youth and Society Organization (YAS) and Pan-African Civic Educators Network (PACENET) have reiterated the need for people in the country to change their perceptions and cultural beliefs that regard female politicians as underachievers.

The organisations said this is stifling efforts to ensure equal representation of men and women in the country, broadly known as the 50:50 campaign.

The two organizations with finances from UN Women are jointly implementing a project called Enhancing Women Participation in Democratic Governance in Malawi (EWPDGM) that seeks to strengthen womens political empowerment through the electoral cycle in the districts of Mzimba, Karonga, Salima, Dedza, Mulanje and Mangochi.

Click here to read the full article published by Malawi24 on 27 June 2018.

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