Why African feminists see Rwanda as role model | Rwanda News

Males tend to outnumber females in most parliaments around the world, but not in Rwanda. Women make up the majority of parliament in this African country.

By most measures, Rwanda is Africa’s gender-equality success story for high female representation in politics, education and the workplace.

Rwanda was the first country in the world to have more than half of its government run by women.

Currently, 64 percent of its parliament is female, and it has been ranked the highest country in the world with most women in parliament, as of January 2017.

Jessica Horn, director of programmes, African Women’s Development Fund in Ghana, says: “There is a legacy of African women playing significant roles in political leadership, and so it should not be too much of a surprise to see women playing political…

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