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COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli urges African governments to give women roles in governance

18th September, 2014

The Central Organization Of Trade Unions, COTU is calling on African governments to institute legislations that will ensure women play more pivotal roles in governance role in the continent. While closing a three day conference on transforming women leaders in trade unions, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli underscored the role of women in governance saying most African states are not giving adequate attention to women leaders. The meeting brought together women leaders from the 54 African countries and held discussions and views on the role of women in the continent’s socio-political and economic manifestations as well as developing strategies aimed at countering the many cultural hurdles that African woman face.