Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (one of the award winners Benedicta Attoh)

Benedicta Attoh
Women in Leadership Network

Throughout the world, regardless of geography, the lack of women in political leadership positions is a common theme. In Ireland, the percentage of women elected into Dáil Eireann in 2007 was just 13% and the percentage of women elected into local councils in 2009 stands at around 17%. Ireland ranks only 23rd out of the 27 EU countries for the percentage of women in parliament.
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"There is no true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.”

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