Strengthening Women in Politics

In January 2023, the LACET started a collaborative study on Malian women's political participation. Between January and April 2023, 13 researchers (Anthropologists, Geographers, Political Scientists, Gender Researchers, etc.) are doing fieldwork across Mali as to interview women politicians, analysing their life histories, and following their daily activities and the campaigns in which they take part. The International Women's Day on 8 March 2023 was an opportunity to better understand the furthering of women's political agendas.

Preliminary results will be jointly analysed by the team and then presented at a citizen debate in Bamako. The study will later on be published as a collective book. Stay tuned.


Part of the LACET Research Team: Fatoumata Diabaté, Yaouaga Félix Koné, Sten Hagberg, Fatoumata Fofana, Fatoumata Camara, Baba Coulibaly, N'gna Traoré, Almamy Sylla, and Amadou Diabaté. Missing on the photo are: Lucie Bello, Maichata Coulibaly, Bintou Koné, and Mariame Sidibé.



The national celebration of the International Women's Day on 8 March 2023, Stade Omnisport Modibo Keïta in the presence of Transition President Colonel Assimi Goïta. Photo: Sten Hagberg.


The 8 March 2023 celebrations in Finkolo Ganadougou, Sikasso Region. Photo: Félix Koné.


In Korofina (Commune I) the 8 March celebrations were organised on 9 March 2023 under the leadership of Korotoumou Traoré, President of the Commission Gender and Partnerships at the Municipality, who is here leading the dancers. Photo: Sten Hagberg.