I had to reblog this.
Very interesting piece.
So I am about ready to declare some of the seats in this election. I am particularly focused on the seats being contested by women. Both the PNP and the JLP have fielded candidates in this 2016 general elections, the NDM has not fielded a full slate of candidates but they have put forward one woman and from assessing the names of the other candidates outside of the NDM it would appear that there is one other woman. The PNP has 13 women in their slate of candidates, while the JLP has put forward eleven(11) women as candidates.
Getting more women on the ballot has been the focus of a number of women throughout Jamaica. The formation of the 51% Coalition just over four years ago, following the National Policy of Gender Equality (NPGE) established a focus of the need for greater attention to be paid to the candidate selection…
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