Ghanaian women have not taken for granted their political right to vote and since 1992 high numbers of women from all walks of life have successfully voted every 4 years. Unfortunately, this high political participation is not the case in other areas of politics, such as the number of women elected into local politics and the number of women who are members of political groups and societies. Research has shown that this low representation of women is due to a number of social, economic and cultural factors that create barriers to women’s participation.

Explore these info graphics as they present statistics which have come from research undertaken on Ghanaian women’s political participation and the barriers that restrict them from participating in greater numbers.