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Latest items for LBHO-DATA-1

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).
July 17, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"For the 2013-18 electoral period, women occupied 26 of 374 council mayor positions, in comparison with 23 in 2007-13 and 10 in 2002-07. Women occupied 10 of 62 cabinet positions, 76 of 280 parliamentary seats, and senior government offices, including territorial command and security/defense positions" (Pg 23).
July 15, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 13 women in the NCPO-appointed 249-member NLA and four female ministers in the 34- person interim cabinet. The previous elected government had 81 women in the 500-seat lower house" (page 26).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"The notable exception was the national parliament since the 2015 election, where the ruling EPRDF party decided that 38 percent of seats, 211 of 547, would be held by women" (p. 25).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No women were elected to the 111-seat parliament" (p. 14).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of October women held… 18 of 120 National Assembly seats, and 19 of 102 Senate seats. The president of the Senate was a woman." (p. 13).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women’s participation in the national assembly was 21 per cent in 2008 and 20.3 per cent in 2013, below the CMDG target of 30 per cent in 2015. The proportion of female members in the senate was 14.75 per cent in 2013 and 16.4 per cent in 2015, below the CMDG target of 30 per cent" (38). "Following the election in 2014, the number and percentage of women councilors increased at the provincial (15 per cent) and district (13.8 per cent) levels. In 2017, the first female chair in a provincial council was elected and six women were elected to the position of Chair at the District/Municipal/Khan councils" (38).more
July 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"During the December 2014 parliamentary elections, in accordance with the law, slightly more than 30 percent of candidates were women" (Pg 25).
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Electoral laws require that at least onethird of the candidates on party lists be women. Women hold 24 of the 65 seats in Parliament and several ministerial, vice-ministerial, and secretary of state positions. At the local level, at least three women must serve on every village council, which generally include 10 to 20 representatives, depending on the size of the village. Meaningful participation by women at the national and local levels, even when elected, may sometimes be constrained by traditional attitudes and stereotypes" (Pg 12).
July 3, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Women were underrepresented in decision-making processes at all levels of political institutions. Female representation in all branches of government was less than 30 percent. There was one female minister but no ministers from minority groups. A deputy prime minister; the minister of labor, migration, and employment; and several deputy ministers were women. In the 63-member lower chamber of parliament, there were 12 female members and no minority group members. In the 33-member upper chamber of parliament, there were six women and two members of a minority group. Cultural practices discouraged participation by women in politics, although the government and political parties made efforts to promote their involvement, such as the...more
July 3, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As a result of the June 25 elections, the participation of women in government increased to a record 29 percent of female Assembly members and 47 percent female ministers" (page 15).
July 2, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"In July 2014 the National Assembly increased from 25 to 30 percent the proportion of seats in the national and state assemblies drawn from state-level women’s lists. Women held 120 of the 426 seats (28 percent) in the National Assembly, 19 of 54 seats (35 percent) on the Council of States, and eight of 88 (9 percent) positions in the cabinet" (Pg 58).
July 2, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held only 19 percent (11 of 57 delegate seats) in the House of Representatives and House of Peoples in the state-level parliament" (p. 16).
July 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The 2014 elections selected three women to parliament’s 40-member lower elected house. Also in 2014 the royal court appointed nine women to the Shura Council, the appointed 40-member upper house" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 25 percent of the seats in the National Assembly" (p. 17).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"16.8 percent of members of the parliament were women" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"At the year’s end, there were 20 women in the 105-seat National Assembly" (p. 28).
June 28, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 87 of the 296 filled seats in the NLA but occupied only six of the 50 seats in the Council of States. The government did not meet the 25 percent representation requirement for women at the state level. No women were selected for posts during the president’s December round of caretaker governor appointments. The governor of Warrap State, the only female governor, was relieved of her duties. Four women served in the 21-member cabinet, and five of 12 deputy ministers were women" (Pg 30).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The roadmap signatories agreed that, prior to the transition to a permanent government, the federal parliament should consist of at least 30 percent women, but women held only 14 percent of 275 seats in parliament" (Pg 29). "Somaliland had two women in its 86-member House of Representatives. The sole woman occupying a seat in the House of Elders gained appointment after her husband, who occupied the seat, resigned in 2012. Women traditionally were excluded from the House of Elders. There was one female minister among the 24 cabinet ministers. The Somaliland cabinet included no minorities" (Pg 30).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the 2016 elections, 15 women filed candidate applications. One candidate withdrew resulting in 14 women standing for election with one woman successfully winning a seat… there is currently only one elected woman and two appointed women cabinet members in the country’s 65-seat parliament of which 15 seats are held ex-officio for cabinet members" (p. 17).