DRC: the Electoral Reform and Women's Political Participation
29th of June 2022, the electoral law of DRC was enacted by the CENI (National Independent Electoral Commission). Article 13 paved the way for equality in Congolese politics, with new voluntary incentive mechanisms to encourage women's political participation. Nevertheless, the law differs from the practice and women continue to represent only 10% of the National Assembly.
This policy brief will offer a summary of the changes the electoral reform has brought about, and will reflect upon its evolution, achievements, and the likely challenges for the 2023 elections.
Geographic coverage: Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Subject areas: Gender equality and inequality Gender equality and women’s empowerment Gender power relations Leadership and political participation Political empowerment Political violence
Resource type(s): Policy papers
UN Women office publishing: Democratic Republic of Congo Country Office
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Publishing entity/ies: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)