n Journal of African Elections - Intra-party democracy and the inclusion of women

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-4700



Extracted from text ... 49 VOLUME 2 NO 1 INTRA-PARTY DEMOCRACY AND THE INCLUSION OF WOMEN By Bookie Monica Kethusegile-Juru INTRODUCTION The inclusion of women in decision-making is a fundamental human right and an issue of social justice. There can be no democracy where 'decisions about changing the lives of people are taken without the participation of more than half of the very lives that have to be changed. It cannot be participatory democracy when decisions are taken by some on behalf of others' (Mtintso 1997). Further, it has been argued that the participation of women in leadership positions has brought about 'another ..

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