malaysiakini.com 20 Sep, 2020 00:30 am

Appoint women as assemblypersons to remedy gender imbalance

Appoint women as assemblypersons to remedy gender imbalance

LETTER | Sawo and Rakyat is Bos urge all parties to commit to appointing women as nominated assemblypersons to remedy gender imbalance upon forming the Sabah state government.In fact, only eight of the 20 parties contesting nominated 10% or more of women candidates: Human Rights Party (20%), PKR (14.The two main blocs vying for state power, Warisan Plus and Gagasan Rakyat Sabah (BN, PN, PBS) nominated women candidates only in 13 constituencies.If six women nominated assemblypersons are added to the 13, then women percentage in the state assembly would be raised to 24.

However, if six more men were to be nominated, the women percentage would further drop to 16.This is why Sawo and Rakyat is Bos strongly urge parties to commit to appointing only women as nominated members after their blunders of nominating less than 20% of women.

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