Women’s Political Participation and Representation in Africa: Perspectives from Ghana

Sylvia Bawa, Francis Sanyare

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Abstract

This article discusses empirical findings on issues affecting women's effective participation in politics and the public sector of Ghana. It argues that women's involvement in public life and politics has steadily declined contrary to hopeful reportage that global empowerment campaigns have increased women's political participation across Africa. The article suggests that given the deep-rooted socio-cultural hindrances women face, affirmative action policies need to be revisited to complement women's agency in contesting for, winning, and participating in politics and public service more effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-291
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2013

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