Elections Put Fewer Women in Parliament – UNDP

Recent elections in East and Southern Africa have left fewer women in politics, placing countries at risk of not meeting equality targets, according to the United Nations

According to the United Nations (UN), recent elections in East and Southern Africa have left fewer women in politics, placing countries at risk of not meeting equality targets.

Speaking at a women conference in Johannesburg, UN Development Programme director, Bo Asplund, pointed out that, "Elections in the region have shown regression with regard to women's representation in parliament."

Asplund said research has shown that when you have progress on the millennium development goal (MDG) of gender equity, there is automatic progress on two of the other MDGs -- poverty and maternal health.

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