Women rising: Men not ready to be women-led

Chigedze Chinyepi addressing women in politics.PIC.PINI BOTLHOKO
Chigedze Chinyepi addressing women in politics.PIC.PINI BOTLHOKO

NAIROBI: Despite efforts to facilitate female leadership in Botswana, barriers remain with male dominance identified as the main obstacle to women stepping to the plate as men are not ready to be led by women.

Gender Links coordinator, Chigedze Chinyepi revealed this at the just-ended Regional Women in Political Participation Academy, held in Nairobi, Kenya.

She stated that patriarchy remains a barrier to women in politics in Botswana to make it to the top as men are still the ones calling the shots, making decisions on who should do what and deciding how resources should be distributed both at home and the community.

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