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Legislator Pushes for Equal Political Participation by Women

By Wendy Anders Citizen Action Party (PAC) Legislator Epsy Campbell recently introduced legislation that seeks to further expand the participation of women in governance by establishing quotas. The law comes after a recent constitutional court ruling that requires political parties to include women in equal numbers on ballots, a measure also supported by Campbell. The new legislation aims to guarantee women be nominated to half of all government cabinet, agency board, agency leadership, and ministry leadership positions by 2018, thereby incorporating and recognizing, “The effort of hundreds of women in private business, in government administration, and in universities today in…

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