Africa:
Burundian Women Want a Greater Say in Running of Country

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BUJUMBURA - With the build up to 2015 general elections, women in Burundi still face discrimination in occupying positions of power.
 
Despite a quota of 30 percent women’s representation in parliament, women in this southeast African nation feel that they are yet to have a significant say in the management of their country.

Chairwoman of Synergy of Partners for the Promotion of Women’s Rights, Bernadine Sindakira says the country is still traditional and still considers women to be homemakers.

According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, after the 2010 elections women in Burundi held 34 out of 106 seats in the lower house, about 32.1 percent. (END//2014)

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