In August 2017, Jordan banned a law that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. This was hot on the heels of Tunisia that repealed this law at the end of July, while Morocco overhauled its law in 2014 and Egypt repealed its law in 1999.
This paper, a first in the series of women's political leagues, is a literature review paper, providing an overview of the information on women's political leagues and wings that exist already. It explores the organization, structure and role women's leagues play in increasing the political participation of women. It also examines the challenges women's leagues face, hindering the progress of both their agenda and those of the women in the political environment. Closer to home, the paper wille examine the two major political parties in Zimbabwe and and the fucntionality of their women's wings.