Research Journal

Karl (2001) examines some of the factors affecting women’s political participation worldwide. Some of these factors, she observes, include: house-hold status; work related rights (maternity leave, job security, provision of child-care); employment and remuneration; double burden of work; education and literacy; access to financial resources; legal rights; traditions, cultural attitudes and religion; socialization and self-reliance; violence against women; the mass media; and the ability to control fertility.

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