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Submitted by Till on

This focus on formal "political participation" may be somewhat misguided in countries where parliaments (and in Morocco the elected government) have little or no power anyway. As long as those remain puppet shows, what kind of participation are we talking about? How do you define "political participation"?
More "participation" of this kind may help to change cultural norms as educated women become more publicly visible, but politically it remains participation without power for ordinary women, as it does for men.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, I'm sure some spouses and female relatives of the true decision-makers wield considerable influence, as they have always done, everywhere in the world.