The world over, the number of women elected to public office has been increasing. The
current percentage of women in all national parliamentary structures, upper and lower
houses combined, stands at 20.4 percent, a significant improvement over 11.7 percent
(1997) less than two decades ago. According to Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU),
countries such as Uganda are showing high prospects in implementing affirmative
action in the country. Although little research has been conducted on women's
substantive representation in some developing countries that have recently reached the
milestone of electing more than 30 percent women in national parliaments, Uganda as
a case study attempts to answer whether women parliamentarians have, in fact, been
able to shift the debate and increase the parliamentary response on issues of gender
equality. In the case of Uganda, the role of men is salient, but the over-arching
importance of men parliamentarians can be imputed from the first two lessons in
Uganda. Men parliamentarians have a primacy over strategically important leadership
positions both in parties and in governments: globally, women represent only 17
percent of minister-level and parliamentary leadership positions. Men outnumber
women in politics by large magnitudes and are critical members of coalitions to support
the passage of gender-targeted legislation. Strategies that include men
parliamentarians and enable them to understand their stake in the gender equality
agenda have a positive effect on the passage of gender-targeted legislation.
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