Representativeness of women in politics is still less than desired – MPs

Praia, Mar 23 (Inforpress) – Female participation in the political sphere in Cabo Verde has increased considerably, as well as the struggles for empowerment and equal opportunities, but their representativeness in the political scenario is still less than desired.

The finding is shared by Hermínia Curado (PAICV), Dora Pires (UCID) and Filomena Delgado (MpD), who testified to Inforpress their experiences in Cabo Verdean political life, which include violence and exclusion.

From the 1980s to the present, Cabo Verde has been registering a low female representation both in Parliament and in the Government.

Hermínia Curado, a member of the African Independence Party of Cabo Verde (PAICV), started in politics while still a teacher at Domingos Ramos High School, when the party invited her.

“In the 1980s, I signed up as a member of the PAICV, started at the base and worked my way up until I reached the National Political Commission in 2001, when I was invited to be on the party’s list of MP, so I thought it would be an interesting way to combine my professional career with politics”, she explained.


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