More than 200 West African elected officials and civil society leaders have converged on Dakar this week for a conference on female leadership. As parity laws bring more and more women into local and national governments, experts say it isn’t translating into improved policies on so-called women’s issues like health, women’s rights and development. Despite improvements in women’s participation in local and national governments in some countries, women remain largely excluded from democratic processes in most West African countries. Read more here.
Source: AllAfrica/Voice of America