Patriarchal structures an obstacle to women in politics in many countries
– Most often the priviliged are the winners in politics, and who is priviliged depends on gender, says professor Ragnhild Muriaas, who has lead the research project Money Talks.
Running for an election in Malawi can be a costly affair. This makes participating and winning difficult for female candidates in a country where many women don’t even have their own bank account.
A funding programme has been established to increase the number of women in politics: The 50:50 campaign. But does it work?
See the video from the research done in Malawi here: