GUYANA: WOMEN TAKE THIRD OF SEATS IN PARLIAMENT
Journalists of the Eurasian Women’s Community had a chance to interview Jocette Bacchus, parliamentarian from Guyana, in the framework of the 137th IPU Assembly.
The law of Guyana says that women must take at least one third of seats in the parliament. Thanks to this politics, there are more and more women in authority structures every year. Thus, a woman has recently run for a post of Prime Minister. Guyana also took part in the celebration of International Day of the Girl Child. As part of this event, the Prime Minister was ready to appoint a girl on this post for a whole day. High Commissioners supported this initiative. Such a gesture was needed for women to feel themselves confident.
According to Jocette, she would like equal representation of men and women in the parliament. They should solve important state issues together. One of these issues is slave traffic. “Competency and integrity must be the main qualities of candidates”, mentioned Jocette Bacchus.
Agata Korovina, Nikolay Boykov, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Yan Zarubin