Open letter on the marginalisation of women MPs in the house

We the undersigned Members of Parliament wish to express to you our utter disappointment with the manner in which you exercised your discretion as chair in preventing women members from speaking during the debate on Constitution Amendment No. 1 Bill on Tuesday 25 July 2015.

We noted that you ruled that you would not entertain any points of order in refusing to recognize first Hon Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, then Hon. Jessie Majome but you proceeded recognize Hon. Nelson Chamisa who is a man. You maintained that position even when you were approached by the two Honourable Members at your chair, insisting that you knew in advance what they intended to say which amounts to prejudice.

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