Dominica has failed to achieve a target of 30 percent of women in parliament, a goal parliaments around the world have set, Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd Knights has revealed.
“We are nowhere near that in Dominica,” she said.
Boyd-Knights, who has been speaking about the majestic role that women can play in national development, believes Dominica must “keep the momentum going.”
“There’s been a survey conducted recently that is saying that in the countries where you have women in parliament and more women in leadership roles, these countries are far more developed in social terms than in the other countries where that is not the case, ” she stated.
St. Lucia too, she noted, has fallen short of the 30 percent Millennium Development Goal. “It’s only one woman in the Parliament,” she pointed out.
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