Womens Programme

The Pacifier Effect? The Quota System in Zimbabwe’s Eighth Parliament

  • Posted on: 7 June 2016
  • By: admin

As part of the constitutional making process between 2009 and 2013, the women’s movement lobbied for a women’s quota in decision-making structures, so they become firmly entrenched over time in the decision making processes i.e. cabinet, commissions and parliament. In parliament they wanted a percentage of the 210 seats in Parliament to be given to women, but what they got was an additional 60 seats reserved for women for a period of 10 years. As section 124(1)(b) of the Constitution reads:

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