They Said Men Would Be Suckling My Breasts for Five Years - Kenyan MP Speaks About 2013 Elections

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They Said Men Would Be Suckling My Breasts for Five Years - Kenyan MP Speaks About 2013 Elections

Kenyan member of parliament Alice Wahome spoke about the violent abuse, harassment and humiliation she has experienced as a female politician at the launch of a report about women's participation in the March 2013 elections.

Female candidates in Kenya face many barriers, including violent attacks, cultural and social stereotypes, lack of money and lack of political connections.

Wahome is one of 16 women who were elected as a constituency MP in 2013, compared to 274 men.

We invite you to read the full article published December 6, 2013

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