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05.06.21

University of Delaware Fulbright Lecture – “‘Who Will Open the Door?’: Women in Parliament and Cabinet in Ghana”

May 6, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

During the 19th and 20th centuries, some women were at the center, if not in the lead, of struggles against the imposition of colonial rule and for political independence in Gold Coast/Ghana. Since the transition to democracy, Ghana has moved from center to bottom in terms of women’s representation in parliament, though women’s presence in cabinets has been higher.

Join Gretchen Bauer – University of Delaware Professor of Political Science & International Relations and 2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Ghana and 1991 Fulbright U.S. Student to Namibia – for the third installment of the 2021 Fulbright Lecture Series. This lecture will focus on the Fourth Republic and some factors working against women’s election to parliament (cost of politics, politics of insult, weakness of parliament, among others), and some factors potentially working for women’s selection to cabinet.