The under-representation of women in decision-making positions reflects the lack of interest from decision-makers


Kinshasa, April 31, 2021 (CPA).- Mrs. Brigitte Makaya, educational advisor at « Ngaba » school complex in Ndjili municipality, indicated during an interview with CPA on Wednesday that the under-representation of women in decision-making positions reflect the lack of interest on the part of decision-makers who are mostly selfish men.

According to Makaya, this situation, which women describe as unfair and abnormal, discourages many women facing the multiple consequences of discrimination in the workplace. Also, she added, this state of affairs cannot contribute to the emergence of women and their leadership in society. “This discrimination reinforces the disparities between men and women who feel frustrated in the workplace. Add to this, other misdeeds of which they are victims, such as violence and harassment in this same living environment », she said.

This modus vivendi risks undermining the momentum towards progress to which women aspire for their leadership, said Mrs. Brigitte Makaya who considered that if we do not take courageous measures, the efforts of women will be stifled and parity will only be an illusion. ACP/