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09. The Zimbabwe Election and Women’s Political Participation Passed

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 C6

Moderator: Jenny Enarsson
Workshop facilitator: Annika Andersson

There is no democracy without women. Political participation is not just about voting on election day. It is also about debating freely, making your voice heard in day-to-day politics, influencing decisions about the future of your community, running for office, and protesting. Three months after the election in Zimbabwe, Sakhile Sifelani from Women in Politics Support Unit and former Masvingo councillor Elizabeth Ncube discuss women’s political participation before, during and after. Were women heard in the pre-election debates? Were they able to participate as voters, candidates and politicians at the local and national levels? In a country where elections are usually characterized by violence, were they able to do so peacefully? Was this election different to previous ones in regard to women’s political participation? And what are the prospects for Zimbabwean democracy looking ahead?

Organizer

Diakonia

Tags

Kvinnor, Mänskliga rättigheter, Politiskt våld, Sexism

Form

Seminarium

Prioriterade målgrupper

Studenter vid högskola/universitet, Civilsamhälle, Intresserad allmänhet

Language

English

Sign language interpretation

Nej/No

Lecturers

Jenny Enarsson Moderator

Diakonia

Annika Andersson Workshop facilitator