The long way to power

Villagers read election instructional material provided by United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) . UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein (file Photo)

At the beginning of the year only 22 per cent of all national parliamentarians across the world were female, according to the UN.

Women face several obstacles in participating in political life, such as discriminatory laws and cultural barriers, says the director of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy in Kenya.

Cathrine Hasselberg reports.

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