By Staff Writer.
The importance of female representation in politics extends beyond its relevance to women alone. Research indicates that political gender equality is associated with improved economic stability, enhanced democratic effectiveness, and increased peace and prosperity. Intriguingly, the current state of female empowerment raises questions.
“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.” -Her Majesty the Queen.
By Tanya Maswaure
Héla Cheikhrouhou has spent the last 25 years trying to make energy more affordable in Africa, first at Citibank, then at the World Bank, African Development Bank, the UN’s Green Climate Fund, and Tunisia’s ministry of energy. Her innovations and mindset have seen her leading several organizations and working hard to create a greener, cleaner and better society for the future.
By Bongile Sigonyela
Judge Jackson was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Miami, Florida. She was raised by her parents, who had started out as public-school teachers. Later, as their career progressed, they became leaders and administrators in the Miami-Dade Public School system.
By Khadija Yusra Sanusi
In July 2021, Dinidari Foundation – which envisions a society where fundamental rights of vulnerable women and youth are upheld – hosted a 4-hour conference titled From the Streets to Parliament: Strengthening Women’s Political Power in Nigeria. The conference was curated by Abuja Discourse, a platform coordinated by the foundation to curate conversations about policy and legislative-driven solutions to different issues including women, youths, electoral reforms, access to justice, bills, and sexual harassment.
Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge has been sworn in in the Islamabad capital. In the Muslim-majority country’s top court, Ayesha Malik, 55, now sits on a bench with 16 other male colleagues
By Walcott Aganu
We criticize more than praise. Fiery or flowery rhetoric cannot disguise the fact that most politicians have not delivered what they promised. Hence, we should praise those leaders who look dull but have performed spectacularly, especially when it is a woman.