For the past decade Namibia had been making progress incoorporating more women into decision making and politics but the party list of mainly the ruling party especially for 2009 reversed this progress. The number of women in parliament for 2010 will be less contrary to the SADC protocol. This was a sad development as FFF is of the view that women are essential components of balanced democracy and should be equated the same proportion as men. Members of local forums advanced on party lists.