This is an interesting development from Katarina Hoije published by Bloomberg. Here is an excerpt:
Sierra Leone enacted a law meant to increase the number of women in decision-making roles in both private and public sectors, five months before presidential elections.
The Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Act, which President Julius Maada Bio signed into law Thursday, calls for a 30% minimum quota of women in parliament and cabinet. It also requires companies to set aside 30% of senior-level jobs for women, with equal pay and at least 14 weeks of maternity leave, according to a statement from a communications consultant to the government.
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