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June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Currently, women constitute 21.1 per cent of the members of the Majlis-i Milli (upper house) of the Majlis-i Oli and 20.6 per cent of deputies of the Majlis-i Namoyandagon (lower house) of the Majlis-i Oli; one of them is the vice-chairperson and two are chairpersons of committees" (17).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The R Serbia held general and local elections on 24 April 2016. Women account for 34.54 per cent of the new convocation of the National Assembly and the figures are similar in each of the city and municipal assemblies. Apart from the Speaker of the National Assembly, 85 of the 250 members of parliament are women. The female members of parliament are gathered in the Women’s Parliamentary Network" (27). "The Provincial Government of the AP of Vojvodina has 11 members in total, one of whom is a woman. The share of female members in the Assembly of the AP of Vojvodina is 35.8 per cent" (27).
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As a result of the election, there were only 103 women deputies in the parliament" (para 34).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"People’s Assembly and the local people’s assemblies are held every 5 and 4 years respectively. Such elections were held several times during the reporting period, in which 99.99 per cent of the voters participated. Women accounted for 20.2 per cent and 27 per cent of the deputies elected for the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly in 2014 and local people’s assemblies in 2015 respectively" (14).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the cabinet announced on August 28, women held 42 percent of the positions, and continued to hold 64 percent of seats in Parliament." (31).
April 30, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The public face of the Muslim Brotherhood would never espouse such a statement. But its founding intellectual lights never hid the fact that a pillar of their planned theocracy was keeping women powerless. And their record in office is one of sexist exclusion. Women held only eight seats out of 498 (four of the eight women were from the Brotherhood party) in the disbanded Parliament" (para 12). "Women made up 7% of the constitutional assembly that drafted the Egyptian constitution. No wonder then that the document (approved by referendum in December 2012) refers to women only as sisters and mothers, and only within the framework of family -- not employment...more
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"According to the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office, men earned on average 29.5 percent more than women. Women held few elected or appointed offices at the national and regional levels." (49).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Observers attributed fewer leadership opportunities for women in major parties and government, particularly in the North, to religious and cultural barriers. Women occupied approximately 5 percent of National Assembly seats, and six of the 36 cabinet members were women. Few women ran for elected office at the national level: in the most recent federal elections in 2015, women constituted just 128 of the 746 total candidates (17 percent) for the Senate, and 270 of the 1,772 candidates for the House of Representatives (15 percent)." (29).
April 3, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table 23 shows the number of Provincial and District Councilors, 2009 and 2014. In 2009, women represented 10% of this members (38 women out of 374 members), in 2014 they represented 15% (57 women out of a 30 total). Regarding members of Municipal/District/Khan Councils, women were 13% of the members (363 out of 2861) in 2008; in 2014, it virtually stayed the same, with women representing 13.8% of the members (391 out of 2861) (7). Table 24 shows female Commune Councelors in 2012 and 2017. Commune Chief: in 2012 there were 96 women out of a total of 1633 commune chiefs (5.8%); in 2017, there were 128 women out of...more
March 30, 2020, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"It [Denmark]…was one of the few European countries close to achieving a 50:50 parliament, according to the Gender Equality Index" (para 2).
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"However, the number of women in the civil service (2016-17) remains low, with the figures as follows: MOJ 8%, MOD 8.5%, MOI 0.8%, Ministry of Counter Narcotics 6.1% and the MORR 10.1%. Likewise, participation of women in the police force and justice system remains low." (1). "There is still a disproportionately low number of women elected to seats in the Parliament and the situation at the provincial and district levels is even worse. In 2017 some women Cabinet members and provincial Governors were replaced by male counterparts. In most provinces, women are never consulted on important provincial discussions and decisions." (1). "Although the Government of Afghanistan has recently taken steps...more
Feb. 21, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table 11 shoes the number of women in the Parliament, RDC and on the Executive branch. Between 2011-2015 and from 2015 to present. For the 2011-15 period, there were 21 out of 68 women on the Parliament (31%) and in 2015 to present there are 22 out of 69 women (31%) (7).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following last domestic general parliamentary elections, 31 per cent of the Parliament’s members are women — besides being the youngest Parliament ever. At the last EU Parliament elections-2014, the increase in women amounts to 39.7 per cent (compared to the initial 19.3 per cent when women were 18)." (para 83). "In terms of women’s participation in diplomacy, as at 31 December 2014, 17 women out of 215 (on a total of 932 diplomats) were at the level of either Ambassador or Minister Plenipotentiary. Within Penitentiary Police, more than half of the personnel are women (3369 out of 6067), with 114 female Directors of Penitentiary Institutes (out of 197 Institutes). Additional...more
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Only four of 128 members of parliament were women, and all were close relatives of previous male members" (25). Female leadership of political parties is limited, although three parties introduced voluntary quotas for their membership and one party (Lebanese Forces) appointed a woman as its secretary general in 2016, the first woman ever to hold the post in a major Lebanese political party" (25).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Electoral Act has increased the participation of women in local elections from 15 to 30 per cent" (24). "At the level of decision-making bodies, women represent 21.7 per cent in the central public administration, 18.9 per cent in the judiciary, 13.8 per cent in the administration of local communities and 13.6 per cent in parliamentary commissions and administrations" (26).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"51 delegates selected by clan elders were responsible for voting on each lower house seat, and delegates were required to include 30 percent (16) women and 10 youths." (26). "No laws limit the participation of women and/or member of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Cultural factors, however, limited women’s participation. While roadmap signatories agreed that women should hold at least 30 percent of the seats in the federal parliament prior to the country’s transition to a permanent government, women were elected to only 14 percent of 275 seats in parliament in 2012. The 30 percent quota met significant resistance in 2016-17 from clan elders, political leaders,...more
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).