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Latest items for LBHO-DATA-1

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"China values the role of women in people’s congresses by improving their representation in the ranks of deputies to people’s congresses at various levels. The ratio of women deputies to the first session of the 12th National People’s Congress in 2013 was 23.4 percent, 2.4 percentage points higher than 20 years ago; ethnic minority women deputies made up 41.3 percent of the total number of ethnic minority deputies. China sets store on improving women’s participation in socialist consultative democracy and the role of representatives of women’s federations and women delegates to the Chinese People’ s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The proportion of women members at the first session of the...more
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Although women make up roughly 49.6 percent of the world’s population, only two countries in the world had parliaments that exceeded that ratio as of August 2016. Rwanda leads—57.5 percent of its parliament is made up of women—and Bolivia follows with 51.8 percent" (2).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"And yet at 20.8 percent and 13.8 percent respectively, Kenya and Somalia have the lowest proportions of women in parliament in East Africa" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Kenya’s recent history in regards to women’s participation in politics is mixed. For instance, Nairobi had a female mayor in 1970 but not since. Only 16 out of 274 elected members of the lower house are women, or 5.8 percent, while the constitutional quota brings the proportion of female members up to 20.8 percent. The 2010 constitution allowed in Article 97(1) (b) for “forty seven women each elected by the registered voters of each county, each county constituting a single member constituency.” These are the reserved women’s seats, one representative from each county. But, although the 2012 elections saw a numerical increase in the number of women in parliament, no...more
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Proportions of women in parliament in East Africa … Burundi at 37.8 percent" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Proportions of women in parliament in East Africa … Uganda at 33.5 percent" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There is almost no correlation between a country’s level of development and the proportion of women in parliament. Hence, the United States (19.5 percent) finds itself sandwiched between Saudi Arabia (19.9 percent) and Kyrgyzstan (19.2 percent)" (2).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Proportions of women in parliament in East Africa … Ethiopia at 37.2 percent" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Kenya, Somalia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"And yet at 20.8 percent and 13.8 percent respectively, Kenya and Somalia have the lowest proportions of women in parliament in East Africa" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Proportions of women in parliament in East Africa … Tanzania at 36.6 percent" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Proportions of women in parliament in East Africa … South Sudan at 26.6 percent" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Only two countries in the world had parliaments that exceeded that ratio as of August 2016. Rwanda leads—57.5 percent of its parliament is made up of women" (2).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Only two countries in the world had parliaments that exceeded that ratio as of August 2016. Rwanda leads—57.5 percent of its parliament is made up of women—and Bolivia follows with 51.8 percent" (2).
Nov. 14, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Moderates affiliated with Rouhani swept Tehran, taking all 30 of its parliamentary seats, and, of these new legislators, eight were women. Across the country, there was a fourfold rise in the number of female candidates running for the latest Parliament, which led to doubling the number of female deputies" (para 7).
Nov. 7, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Voters elected a record number of 75 women, 36 Christians, and nine persons with disabilities to parliament during the 2015 elections, a substantial increase compared with the 2012 parliament...In 2015 the president appointed 28 additional members of parliament, including 14 women and two Christians." (38).
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"both chambers of parliament failed to meet this quota (3 percent in the senate, 2.5 percent in the Chamber of Deputies). Local elections did adhere to the 30 percent minimum" (16).
Oct. 22, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Some observers believed traditional and cultural factors limited the participation of women in political life." (pg 38).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Prior to the November elections, women occupied nine of 75 Senate seats (including that of the Senate president) and 14 of 100 seats in the Chamber of Deputies" (17).
Sept. 5, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 14 women in the 72-seat senate and 15 women in the 151-seat national assembly. There were eight women in the 35-member cabinet appointed on August 22" (21).
Aug. 9, 2019, 1 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 10 percent of seats in the National Assembly (50 of 500) and 6 percent in the provincial assemblies (43 of 690). Four of 108 senators were women" (page 34).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"For example, only two of the 33 seats in the national legislature were filled by women in the 2015 election" (page 7).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Twenty- one women won seats and 17 were appointed to seats, totaling approximately 1 percent of all available seats" (36).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women’s participation in the 275-member parliament increased by 2.5 percent in 2016, with 37 women winning parliamentary seats" (p. 11).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"25 of the 114 National Assembly deputies" are women (p.14).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In 2016, 13 percent of members of parliament were women" (Pg 43).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The 102-member National Assembly had only 14 female members" (p. 7).
July 19, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"It is concerned, however, about the weak implementation of the Act, women’s low representation in the parliament (16 per cent) and as regional, municipal and town councillors (12 per cent) and the absence of women governors or prefects" (9).
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of year’s end, there were 76 women in the 550- member parliament" (page 45).
July 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The general election law passed prior to the 2009 national elections includes a requirement for parties to nominate women for at least 30 percent of the candidate slots on their party lists. During the regional elections held in seven provinces women accounted for 7.3 percent of the total number of candidates. The number of women in parliament fell after the 2014 elections, however, from 18 to 17 percent of DPR seats and from 27 to 13 percent of DPD seats" (Pg 22).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the high level of representation of women in the judiciary, including at the highest level, but is concerned at the low level of representation of women in the parliament and in the Government at both the national and local levels and the underrepresentation of women in high-ranking positions in the diplomatic service" (7).