Do more women in politics lead to better governance in African countries?

Mary Njeri Kinyanjui, Pamela Abbott

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


An increasing number of women members of parliament has not changed politicals in Africa. A majority of women MPs are elected through quotas and voting patterns suggest that voters still think that men make better politicians than men. The increase has not resulted in issues that are of concern to women given grater space or in better governance. It has not resulted in greater gender equality or empowerment of women and patriarchal attitudes continue to dominate parliaments and political space, and African societies more generally
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDebating African Issues
Subtitle of host publicationConversations Under the Palaver Tree
EditorsWilliam G. Moseley, Kefa M. Otiso
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780367201494
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2022


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