Half Of Us Are Female, But Only 10 Of Our Leaders Are

Posted on 30 August 2007. Filed under: Affirmative Action |

Interesting Graph of Good Magazine is reminding all people of goodwill that while half of the world’s population is female, only 10 women occupy positions of national leadership in the whole world. In other words, world leaders are 95% male and only 5% female!

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This web log certainly hopes that Kenyan MPs will take note of this unbalanced statistics and that Kenyan voters will do justice and improve the gender percentage in our parliament and civic bodies in the next term by voting in more women candidates.Kenyan voters will also have done the country a great service in voting in more women as it will help Kenya towards meeting Millennium Development Goal No. 3 which aims to Promote Gender Quality and Empower Women.

With the general elections around the corner, this web log is offering free publicity to women aspirants as its contribution to assisting prospective women candidates.

Women aspirants are encouraged to leave a comment below and the editor will contact them via e-mail in order to obtain digital photos and development plans for your respective constituencies or civic areas. These will be published in this blog for free.

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3 Responses to “Half Of Us Are Female, But Only 10 Of Our Leaders Are”

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Phil,

This is a good idea, am not a woman aspirant, hope my comment is welcome. I support women aspirants and hope women being the majority in Kenya will vote more women.

The only problem like my case I don’t want to name her but you can guess. My MP is no longer popular, I have not heard of any other woman aspirant for my constituency. So I may end up voting for another man, unless one comes up within the remaining days to elections.

We hope to see women leaders who will help the common mwanainchi and help eradicate poverty for real not mare talks.

Right on Sue. The more women we empower politically, the more ammunition we shall have in our hands to tackle many other problems bedeviling the country. Seeing how the national assembly has politicized the issue of affirmative action, lets hope the women aspirants who mean business will pick up the gauntlet this time round and show that they can still do it without the help of a male dominated parliament.

Affirmative action is crap and everyone knows it. Why does it matter what your race or gender is to be a leader. 95 percent of blacks voted for Obama strictly because he was half white and not because of their political affiliation. That is crap. Women obviously did not come out in numbers to vote for hillary like blacks did, but that is good. The best person should win and not because of their color or gender. To promote voting for someone based on their gender is wrong. You are supposed to vote based on what you think would be best for your country and race and gender will not affect that. saying that you need affirmative action is simply saying that you are an inferior species and not good enough. You are coming out and saying that a man is better than you and that you need a free handout. I hope females realize this and do not vote simply because of gender or race. Its bad enough that the best people are not chosen for work or school because schools an businesses are required to hold so many positions for women and minorities even though white is a minority in this world. its really sad that we have allowed this to go on.


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