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Decades of investments in the social sectors have reduced illiteracy and increased the educational level among women. However, less than one third of women participate in the labour force.
Despite some progress in women’s opportunities for political participation as voters, candidates or members of elected bodies, recent developments have entailed a backlash for women’s in politics.