Canadian envoy urges more input of women in political decision-making

-as National Assembly gets ICT boost

With the Information Communication Technology (ICT) advancement of the National Assembly, Canadian High Commissioner Nicole Giles yesterday said she hoped women will get more involved in Guyana’s political decision-making processes.

“I hope that more women will be empowered to take part in the democratic processes that govern their lives. It is not necessary to take on a political career to get involved,” Giles said yesterday as the Assembly launched its newly revamped website, its Paperless Parliament Pilot Project and the live streaming of all National Assembly sittings.

Giles noted that women are still disproportionally unrepresented in Parliaments worldwide and face significant challenges in the political field. In speaking about the ICT enhancement of Guyana’s National Assembly, Giles said the establishment of live streaming from the National Assembly to a dedicated website which will be  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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