Governance in Heels


Examining the State of Women’s Political Representation in South America and the Caribbean.

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.

Héla Cheikhrouhou: Driving Affordable and Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

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.

From The Streets to Parliament

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.