Swaziland Has the Lowest Number of Women in Parliament

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Swaziland Has the Lowest Number of Women in Parliament

Following the elections and recent government appointments made by King Mswati and members of parliament (MPs), Swaziland has hit rock bottom in women's representation in government, just at the time when the country should be giving its last push for gender equality before 2015.

There is no hope that Swaziland will reach the SADC Gender Protocol target of 50% women in all areas of decision-making by 2015.

The elections left a bitter taste in the mouths of many citizens. Critics called the elections a sham, due to alleged vote rigging and vote buying.

We invite you to read the full article published November 15, 2013

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