Gender Impact of Electoral Systems in SADC Member States – Policy Brief 1

The SADC Gender and Development Monitor 2022 unpacks the diversity of provisions to support gender balance in electoral processes including constitutional, legislated or voluntary quota systems to facilitate the representation by women and men in politics and decision-making structures.While the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has made steady progress towards this goal, women are still not well-represented in politics and decisions-making positions in most SADC Member States.