L'injustice faite aux femmes africaines

JOHANNESBURG – L'Afrique est à nouveau sous les feux de l'actualité et cette fois pour une bonne raison. A l'approche de cette extraordinaire fête planétaire que sera la Coupe du monde en Afrique du Sud, les autres pays considèrent non seulement l'Afrique du Sud, mais tout notre continent comme un partenaire avec lequel on traite à égalité.

Maintenant que le monde a les yeux tournés vers l'Afrique, expliquons-lui le rôle crucial des femmes africaines dans les succès du continent et leur importance croissante.

L'élection d'Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf comme présidente du Libéria, la première femme élue à la tête d'un pays africain, est le symbole de l'avancée des femmes africaines. Nous sommes fières de ce que les femmes représentent plus de la moitié des parlementaires au Rwanda (le taux le plus élevé de la planète). L'Afrique du Sud et le Lesotho sont deux autres exemples de pays africains proches du peloton de tête en matière d'égalité entre hommes et femmes.

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