For women across the world, electoral politics can be a hostile and violent place. Writer Nanjala Nyabola investigates the parliamentary quota systems in East Africa, demonstrating how well they can work when supported with institutional will and how resoundingly they can fail when the patriarchy conspires to undo them.
A Seat at the Table: The Fight for Gender Parity in Kenya and Somalia
NANJALA NYABOLA is a writer and political analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she researches and publishes primarily on politics, conflict, and crises in the East and Horn of Africa, as well as on refugee rights around the world. She is also a fellow at Foreign Policy Interrupted.