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Jakarta Post

Women legislators 'must win public’s trust, avoid corruption'

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 23 2019   /  01:13 am

The women politicians that will sit in the House of Representatives for the 2019-2024 term need to demonstrate good performance and avoid corrupt practices, otherwise voters will lose trust in them, a minister and a legislator have said.It is hoped that voters’ trust in women legislators will lead to more women being elected in future elections and eventually help increase women’s representation in legislative bodies.“I encourage women in the House and legislative councils to practice good governance. In the first place, becoming a representative or a councilor is already difficult for some of us [women], so let’s not tarnish the reputation you’ve built by committing graft,” Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise said at a workshop on women’s representation in Jakarta recently.Likewise, regional representative council member Hemas, who is also th...