Leaders need to walk the talk on equal representation at all levels

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan (centre) inspects a guard of honour guard after her swearing-in at State House in Dar es Salaam on March 19, 2021.

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  • Indeed, women are the backbone of democratic governance.

 There’s an Ethiopian proverb that says, “When a woman rules, streams run uphill.” Indeed, women are the backbone of democratic governance. They are a driving force and agents of change to local, national and global development.

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