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Women Forward (WF) is a South African political party founded in June 2008.

Women Forward
PresidentNana Ngobese
Founded25 June 2008 (2008-06-25)
IdeologyFeminism
National Assembly seats
0 / 400
Provincial Legislatures
0 / 430
Website
wf.org.za

Starting as an activist movement in 2007, founder Nana Ngobese (granddaughter of Albert Luthuli) formed a party to contest the 2009 elections.

The party focuses on gender equity and equality, highlighting the fact that there has never been a female finance minister or auditor-general. Ngobese also called for the castration of rapists.[1]

At the party's launch, most of its membership came from Limpopo.[2]

Election resultsEdit

National electionsEdit

Election Total votes Share of vote Seats +/– Government
2009 5,087 0.03%
0 / 400
- extraparliamentary
2019 6,108 0.04%
0 / 400
- extraparliamentary

Provincial electionsEdit

Election[3] Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng Kwazulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West Northern Cape Western Cape
% Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats % Seats
2019 - - 0.05% 0/30 0.05% 0/73 0.03% 0/80 0.02% 0/49 - - 0.06% 0/33 - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ANA. "Women Forward party calls for castration of rapists". The Citizen. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  2. ^ "New political party putting "Women Forward". Gender Links. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  3. ^ "Results Dashboard". www.elections.org.za. Retrieved 2019-05-11.