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Malawi Women Intensify Fight for Equal Space in Public Office

Women rights campaigners have intensified their 50/50 drive to have equal representation in the May 20 elections. Malawi ranks as one of the countries with low female representation not only in southern Africa, but globally. At the moment, only 22 percent of 193 parliamentary seats are held by women. Gender activists hope that May’s tripartite elections will boost the number of women holding public office - both locally and nationally.   Their campaign on billboards, radio and...

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