By Jecina Chikwelete
Stakeholders championing female representation in politics have stressed the need to level the playing field to create an enabling environment for young women.
Chief of Party for Democracy Works Foundation, Augustine Magolowondo said, "Political parties have a huge task to clear misconception that politics is a field meant for men."
Magolowondo added such stereotypes have been propelled by cultural beliefs which often clash with female’s political aspirations.
Magolowondo was speaking in Dowa district during an interface meeting aimed at promoting young women in politics under the Women Legal Resources Centre.
In his remarks, UTM Governor for Dowa district Joseph Kapiza called on implementing partners to "set up strong structures to ensure the Young Women in Active Politics project leaves a lasting impact. "
The project, which was launched in 2018 and is phasing out in August this year, is being implemented in Nsanje, Neno, Dowa, Ntchisi, Rumphi and Mzimba districts with funding from Dan Church Aid.