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In light of increases in the number of women engaged in active politics here, a gender studies lecturer from The University of the West Indies says there is a need for more female leaders in St Lucia.

UWI Open Campus in collaboration with the institute for gender development studies (IGDS) hosted a lecture under the theme women, politics and transformational leadership. The lecture took place on Thursday night at the UWI open campus in St. Lucia.

In the most recent election there were 2 female candidates contesting for the St. Lucia Labour party, compared to 15 male counterparts. There were 4 female candidates on the United Workers party slate, compared to 13 male counterparts.

Gabriel Hosein Lecturer for the IGDS department at UWI’s St. Augustine Campus says although the numbers of women in politics have increased, it is still not enough.

Hosein continued to say that the ratio of women to men in the St. Lucian population should be reflected in parliament along with other public institutions.

UWI open campus hosts lectures every month with different topics.
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