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Women Performance in The August 2022 General Elections

Political participation is generally thought of as any activity under taken by people with the aim of shaping, affecting or involving the political sphere. While no one is barred from political participation and that politics is an even field for all who care to join regardless of gender, the structural basis for participation does not support this foundational basis.

The reality is that women have been marginalised and underrepresented in organs of decision-making and in governance structures of the country since independence. Very few constituencies and wards have elected women while many others have never even fielded women candidates in their electoral areas