On this special day, there is a lot to celebrate: Rwandan women now hold 56% of the country’s legislative seats.
In Senegal, Seychelles and South Africa, more than 40% of parliamentary seats are held by women, while in Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania and Uganda more than 35% of the seats are occupied by women.
There are female speakers of the house in one fifth of African parliaments, which is higher than the world average of 14%.
But beneath these statistics lies an even greater success: Unlike many other rights, which are dictated from a top-down international (and often Western) level, Africa has actively enhanced global understandings of feminism.
(via How African Feminism Changed the World | Think Africa Press)

On this special day, there is a lot to celebrate: Rwandan women now hold 56% of the country’s legislative seats.

In Senegal, Seychelles and South Africa, more than 40% of parliamentary seats are held by women, while in Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania and Uganda more than 35% of the seats are occupied by women.

There are female speakers of the house in one fifth of African parliaments, which is higher than the world average of 14%.

But beneath these statistics lies an even greater success: Unlike many other rights, which are dictated from a top-down international (and often Western) level, Africa has actively enhanced global understandings of feminism.

(via How African Feminism Changed the World | Think Africa Press)

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