Are middle-class women “disconnected democrats”?

Are middle-class women “disconnected democrats”? A preliminary investigation into political participation of Zimbabwean women.

women who are part of a Community Peace ClubExecutive Summary

A serious question in gender politics is the participation of women in politics and particularly in representative politics. In Zimbabwe, this has been addressed through a proportional representation mechanism that has added 60 women to parliament, but, however, this is due to a quota system, and, the number of women directly elected has dropped significantly. Representation is however not the only issue of importance, and the participation of women in political life generally is equally important.

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