Women's political participation in Sudan

Submitted by priyanthi on July 11, 2008 - 4:33am.

HAven't worked in or on Sudan for many years, but have followed the developmentsof the recent past, and would be interested to know what other aidworkers think of the following item, extracted from the Global Development Briefing of the Development Executive Group (www.devex.com)

"Sudan's parliament this week approved a new electoral law, a crucial step toward scheduled national elections and a democratic transition laid out in peace arrangements after a 21-year civil war. For the first time in Sudan, the law grants women 25 percent of seats in the national assembly and introduces proportional representation by enshrining quotas for political parties. (AFP)"

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