U.S. Embassy Zambia

Changing the Nature of Development through More Women in Politics

January 20, 2016


Dr. Agnes Ngoma Leslie a Senior Lecturer and Outreach Director at the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, spoke to us about the importance of women getting involved in politics. She says having more politically involved women will increase women's voice in parliament and lead to better laws for women being passed in parliament. Dr. Leslie received her B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Zambia and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida.  She teaches courses in African politics, Women and Politics and Human Rights in Africa.  Her research focuses on social movements, citizenship, human rights, policy and development, and regional integration in Southern Africa. Her book: Social Movements and Democracy in Africa: The Impact of Women’s Rights in Botswana was published by Routledge in New York and London in 2006.   She is a senior editor of Encyclopedia of African History and Culture: A Learning Source Book.