Women politicians powerless

Nasha has revealed that the country needs young women in Parliament PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Nasha has revealed that the country needs young women in Parliament PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Women’s leagues of different political parties decry that they do not have power or a clarified mandate. Speaking at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) celebration in Gaborone recently, veteran women politicians Margret Nasha and Tebelelo Seretse agreed that political parties do not empower their women structures to effectively lead in decisions.

While leading opposition parties, the Botswana National Front (BNF) and the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) have gender policies and quotas advocating for women to assume positions of power internally and at national level, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has no such.

On the contrary, President Mokgweetsi Masisi is hailed as a progressive leader in gender equality but his party has no legal instruments to advance women into positions of authority.

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