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There has been a rise in the number of women being elected/appointed to top leadership positions that were before regarded “male reserves”. While this move could be attributed to gender friendly policies being enacted in most countries around the world, Rwanda still remains the only country in the world with a female dominated parliament having first achieved the feat in the 2008 polls when women took up 56 per cent representation in the House of Representatives.

The 2013 parliamentary elections handed women an overwhelming majority in Rwanda’s Parliament, an unprecedented 64 per cent of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies.

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