MMD chairperson for Arts and Culture Elizabeth Chitika Mulobeka has noted that women are avoiding politics because they are scared of failure.
Ms. Mulobeka who is also former Kawambwa Member of Parliament said women do not want to be associated with failure and the current political atmosphere is not appealing to women as it sets them up for failure.
She said the country’s current political atmosphere were there is a lot character assassination is not good for women as they are few women who can go head to head against men hence making it difficult for a woman to win an election.
“If you look at the participation of women in politics for the last 50 years of it hasn’t been encouraging because of various reasons. It very difficult to attract women to participate in the country’s politics because most women fear failure and then the verbal abuse associated with these political parties, women fear to be verbally abused in terms of insults as you know politics sometimes can be very ruff,” said Ms. Mulobeka
Ms. Mulobeka also said most women willing join politics lack the financial muscle to back their ambitions.
She noted that politics is a very expensive venture hence most women avoid it because they don’t have enough money to venture in to politics.
“Women are financially very, very week. This is one of the main reason why women fear to participate in politics,” Ms. Mulobeka added.