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Latest items for LBHO-DATA-1

April 19, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women served in both the legislature and the Supreme Court; however, there were only 20 women in the congress (nine of 45 senators and 11 of 80 national deputies, or 16 percent overall)" (p. 13).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As a result of 2014 General Elections, the representation of women in the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH is 23.8 per cent. The trend in the increase in number of women in the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH is noticeable as well as the relation of the electorate towards the women elected, as 4 women who were elected in 2010 were re-elected in 2014. Out of three members (chairperson, one female and one male deputies), the first deputy of the College of the HoR of PA BiH is a woman. This is an example of the impact of the measure envisaged in the Rules of Procedure of...more
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women occupy only 8 per cent of seats in the National Assembly and 10 per cent in local governments" (7).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

[Tibet] "There were no formal restrictions on women’s participation in the political system, and women held many lower-level government positions. They were, however, underrepresented at the provincial and prefectural levels of government. According to an official website, in 2012 female cadres (government and party officials) in the TAR accounted for more than 41 percent of the TAR’s total cadres" (page 91). [Hong Kong] "Six of the 30 members of the Executive Council (cabinet-level secretaries and “nonofficial” councilors who advise the CE) were women. Nine of the 40 directly elected LegCo members were women, and women held two of the 35 FC seats" (page 110). "[Macau] There were seven women in...more
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of September the 120-member Knesset had 33 female members and 17 members from ethnic or religious minorities (13 Muslims, three Druze, and one Christian)" (32-33).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The low representation of women in the House of Commons (26 per cent) and the Senate (37.3 per cent), in provincial and territorial legislative assemblies (26 per cent on average) and in locally appointed positions, such as mayors (28 per cent) and councillors (18 per cent)" (12).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Almost 18,000 female candidates, or 6.3 percent of all candidates, were permitted to run for positions in the local elections" (29). "All cabinet-level ministers were men. A limited number of women held senior government positions, including that of Vice President for Legal Affairs, Minister of Environmental Protection, Vice President of Women and Family Affairs, and the president’s assistant for civil rights" (29-30).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Nine of 30 senators and 17 of 99 representatives were women" (p. 8).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There was one woman in the 50-member parliament and three female permanent secretaries" (7).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"During the Majlis al-Shura elections in 2015, voters elected one woman as a representative" (12).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 32 women in the 193-seat National Assembly and 56 women among the 462 elected local councilors" (para 72).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Among the 2,987 delegates of the 12th NPC (term 2013-18), 699 (23.4 percent) were women. Following the 18th Party Congress in 2013, two women were members of the CCP’s 25-member Politburo. There were no women in the Politburo Standing Committee" (page 46).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women constituted 23 percent of the Council of Ministers, 42 percent of the Council of State, 49 percent of the National Assembly... There were no women on the executive committee of the Council of Ministers" (p. 20).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The percentage of women in the HOR [House of Representatives] was 17.86% (10 out of 56) in 2016, showing an increasing trend as compared to 12.5% in 2009, 10.7% in 2001 and 5.4% in 1991" (21).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Thirty-nine women were elected as councilors from a total of 653 seats. There were five women in the 85-member parliament" (20).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 30 female members of parliament" (para 175)."Women did not hold an equal share of political positions in local opposition governance bodies but remained active in civil society, humanitarian assistance delivery, media, and education. Women did not have significant representation on local or provincial councils, accounting for only 3.2 percent of leadership positions, according to NGOs" (para 200).
March 19, 2019, 9:07 a.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"32.5% of seats in the parliament of Kosovo are held by women" (8).
March 19, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

" After the September 24 federal elections, the number of female members of the Bundestag dropped to 30.7 percent from 36.5 percent in 2013" (p. 15).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No women served in the 52-member parliament, although eight women contested the 2016 election. Elections for four provincial councils were held in March and only one woman won an open seat" (6).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the introduction by most political parties of voluntary gender quotas into their nomination processes, resulting in a constant increase in the representation of women in Parliament, to 41.4 per cent in 2017, and an increase to 43 per cent of women candidates for local elections in 2015, and the requirement in the Local Government Act of a minimum of 40 per cent representation of women and men in appointed positions in municipalities and municipal companies, leading to women holding 43 per cent of positions in municipal executive boards in 2015. It also welcomes the Local Election Day project of 2014, leading to a slight increase, to 39...more
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Pursuant to Sustainable Development Goal 5, that strategy boosted female participation from 20 per cent in 2011 to 36.5 per cent in 2015. At local elections, in the 2016–2019 period, women candidates for positions in governorates, mayoralties, assemblies and councils accounted for 36 per cent of the total; of these, 15.6 per cent were elected. From 2010 to 2014, the share of seats held by women in the Congress of the Republic rose from 16.7 to 22.6 per cent in the Senate and from 12.7 to 19.9 per cent in the Chamber of Deputies" (21). "The Legislative Branch did best, with an average of 56 per cent" (21). "Women’s share...more
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of 2016 women constituted approximately 3.1 percent of members and 2.8 percent of candidate members of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and held few key WPK leadership positions. The 2014 UN COI report indicated only 10 percent of central government officials are women" (17).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Today, in the highest representative body — Parliament — there are 33 women deputies, or 22 per cent of the total. total. Compared to the previous term (2011), their number has almost doubled. At all levels of local representative bodies (maslikhats) in Kazakhstan, women also account for 22 per cent of the total number of deputies. The 30 per cent threshold has been attained in Kostanay province, at 31.6 per cent, and the figure is 29.6 per cent in Pavlodar province, 28 per cent in North Kazakhstan, and 26 per cent in Akmola and East Kazakhstan" (4). "Today, in the Majilis, the proportion of women is 27.1 per cent (29...more
March 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 47 of 465 seats in the Diet’s Lower House and 50 of 242 seats in the Upper House after the October Lower House election" (p. 10).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the 2013 legislative elections, 31 women held seats in the 147-member National Assembly" (page 14).
March 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women remained a clear minority in government. Two of 31 members of the House of Representatives and three of 13 senators were women" (10).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The total number of women in legislative, senior management and director (leadership) positions in 2016 was 2030" (23). "Women also took part by running as candidates for the central Municipal Council. Two women were elected members of the Council in 2015" (30). "Qatari women occupy senior leadership posts in civil society institutions and organizations. A number of women are members of the boards of directors of supreme councils and Government institutions and bodies. Women also serve as members of standing committees that develop policies and strategies — such as the Standing Committee on Population — and ad hoc committees that develop various legislation" (33).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"And while Hoda Ghaneya's party hold a majority in the new parliament, she is a part of a very small minority. There are only nine women MPs in the new parliament, seven elected and two appointed, out of some 508 seats." (para 26).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"There were 14 women in the 147-member National Assembly and five women in the 31-seat cabinet led by Prime Minister Modibo Keita. There were 927 women municipal council members out of 10,774 total municipal council members. There were five women on the 33-member Supreme Court and two women on the nine-member Constitutional Court" (page 17).
Feb. 7, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"There were significant cultural barriers to women’s participation in politics. Prior to 2004, no woman held a cabinet position, and there have been only four female ministers since then. During the year one woman served in the cabinet. Only four of 128 members of parliament were women, and all were close relatives of previous male members. With a few notable exceptions, leadership of political parties effectively excluded women, limiting their opportunities for high office" (Pg 25).