Jumhooree Party (JP)’s Disability League President Fathimath Shifa Shaheem says in a good democratic system, a woman should not only be given the chance to vote but should also be given the opportunity to be elected.
In a tweet tagging JP’s council member and Qasim Ibrahim’s wife Aishath Nahula, Shifa stated that the men dedicated to politics are respected. However if a woman does the same and has kids, she is not given the same respect and support.
She also questioned why these women were considered as bad mothers if they choose to work in the political arena.
Shifa said in a better democratic system the women must be given the right to be elected just as she is given the right to vote.
Indicating JP council member Aishath Nahula, Shifa stated that there is no reason why she wouldn’t be able to do the job justice.