26 August 2014
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima
Chohan on Monday delivered a key note address during the women of Africa
meeting which was held in Johannesburg, under the theme Women of Africa coming
The deputy minister told the women at the
gathering that the participation of African women in the formal economy is
grossly under valued.
“There is a patent lack of women in senior
management position it is now our time sisters and brothers to place this issue
at the top of our agenda in Africa
All of us must do our part as mothers we are
not disempowered, as mothers we play a crucial role in this agenda. It is our responsibility for children to be given the same education of
opportunities as our sons.” Chohan added.
Meanwhile also during her address the
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan said a positive development on
the African continent is that more women are given space and voice in the
formal political structure.
She added that however work still needs to
be done in getting women represented in high positions.
The 1995 Beijing women’s action platform
called for 30% quarter for women’s in public leadership positions several
African countries have indeed reason to this challenge and have introduce laws
that implement quarters to increase the representation of women in legislatures
and key government position.
However in those countries that lack behind
such as DRC and Cameroon when no such intervention has been done, the disparity
is glaring women national leaders are also rare.
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