DRC: ELECTIONS JUSTIFIED FAILURE OF WOMEN
Women are under represented in parliament in Kinshasa. About 485 national deputies, the parliament has only fifty women. In South Kivu, only three women were elected to the polls on 30 December. Political analyst, Professor Bob KABAMBA tent, in an interview with your media, to explain the failure of not having been massively voted with proposals to change course in the future.
For him, the issue of women's participation in the management of public affairs is fundamental. Yet, as advocated parity was violated in national and provincial legislatures.
"In the Congolese electoral system, parity is desired rather qu'exigée. We want to promote the politician, but firm legal provisions in this regard are virtually defect, "says political scientist Bob KABAMBA.
According to him, the economic environment still does not favor women candidates.
"They are struggling to compete against men because of low economic power which is added multiple loads as' guarantors of families' ', meant to fend for household survival, education of children and others ".
In those days, another obstacle remains in the electoral environment, namely the tribal or ethnic dynamics. And women are often victims.
Despite campaigns by NGOs in the direction of promoting the image of women, traditional pitfalls still weigh. Professor Bob KABAMBA cites the weight of prejudice sticky character promiscuous women who enter politics, inability to take on state charges in addition to housework, ...
These prejudices are persistent in the public opinion, it was difficult for voters to trust women.
Without alarm, the teacher at the University of Liege in Belgium believes that the future women politicians do not mean dark.
"The parliament will have to fight for the amendment of the electoral law that will require the presence of female candidates on lists of political parties, NGOs will continue to strengthen the capacity of women and to provide them with financial resources for the election campaign . It would be a campaign of support for the US ".
It also provides education for men on gender equality, the imposition of gender in political parties about the appointment of ministers, governors and other decision making positions.
Surely, women still have some way to go for a joint Congo. Laws that should adjust the gender balance in political circles are of great importance in order to reverse the current trend.
Source : afriquemedia