A feature on Aljazeera Tv showed Germany’s Christian Democrat Union – Germany’s current ruling party CDU – have indicated wanting 50% of women in Government. This goes to a vote in December.
Angela Merkle, current leader, is stepping down. Known as the Mother of Germany, she has built up her experience over many years in various political posts. She has broke many glass ceilings.
On the face of it, this seems like a noble idea. But opposition is present from many including women themselves who don’t want to be given a position because of their sex only on their merit and ability. Astrid Hamker, President of the Economic Council for CDU, is against the idea of giving posts to women based on their gender.
Who is right? Will women just be put into meaningless roles without responsibility to make decisions to tick a box? How will women be sure they have earned the right and respect to their role.
Women like Angle Merkel have shown grit, determination and staying power to break glass ceilings. Time will tell what happens in December. Whatever the outcome, I hope everyone, feels empowered to believe in themselves to see they deserve the opportunities that are out there – they just need to find those opportunities, grab them and grow them.
Will humans ever start seeing each other just as another human being?