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Strengthening the use of evidence in Parliaments in Africa: Entry points and Pathways



How to Increase Gender-Sensitive Mainstreaming in Parliaments Across Africa Using Evidence


There is power in using evidence to inform decisions and parliaments have a constitutional obligation to represent the people by articulating the views of citizens in decision-making processes. In the last two decades, different levels of democratization processes have been embraced by most countries in Africa and parliaments have become central to the continent’s development and the world. As women account for half the world’s population, gender mainstreaming in governance and parliaments across sub-Saharan Africa falls short.

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