Reforms give Haitian women greater role in local politics

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Baudouine Kamatari, senior gender advisor for the UN's mission in the country, MINUSTAH. Photo: UN Radio/Eleutério Guevane

New legislative changes and a more open public debate are helping women in Haiti secure a greater role as decision-makers in local government.

That's according to Baudouine Kamatari, who works as a senior gender advisor with the UN's mission in the country, (MINUSTAH).

Around six million Haitians are expected to go to the polls starting 9 August to vote in the first municipal, parliamentary and presidential elections in Haiti in three years.

Ms Kamatari says the Caribbean island's new electoral quotas and a change in mindset will enable thousands of women to move into positions in what has traditionally been a male-dominated field.

She’s been speaking to Eleutério Guevane.

Duration: 2'37"

 

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