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Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"At the political level, with 89 female members of parliament, women in parliament represent about 15% of total parliamentarians. This level of representation has never been registered in the history of the Egyptian parliament" (para 11).
Jan. 10, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"...18 women M.P.’s have made their way to the Majlis, which is a record" (para 8).
Jan. 10, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"[In] our lower house of parliament...just 10.1 percent of seats are held by women" (para 34).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the U.S., only 19 percent of Congress is female" (para 10).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Legislation passed last year [on ensuring equal pay] was supported by both Iceland’s center-right ruling part and the opposition. This can’t be too much of a surprise, as nearly 50 percent of Iceland’s parliament is female" (para 10).
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"Since the fall of the Taliban, measurable gains have been made for Afghan women in terms of their political participation, with women today even taking an active role in Afghanistan’s government and civil society: four of Afghanistan’s key ministries are led by women, a woman was nominated to the supreme court for the first time (although her nomination was later rejected), and four of Afghanistan’s embassies are run by women ambassadors" (para 2).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-DATA-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women participated in political life on the same basis as men"(13)
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Despite recent high-profile examples, women hold very few powerful positions in politics or business" (para 10).
Dec. 2, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Abdou’s political career began in 2010, when she won a seat in parliament with the now-defunct National Democratic Party (NDP)" (para 7).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Afghan women form 27% of the House of Representatives (68 out of 249) and 17 seats are allocated for women in Afghan Senate" (para 10). "Representatives from the south-western Nimroz province are all women" (para 11).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010" (para 1). Although more women have been elected in local elections, there are currently only four women in the Lebanese parliament. Rima Majed, a lecturer at the American University of Beirut, told Al-Monitor, “It still shows a very low political representation for women, but municipalities are better than the parliament because women are not representing or related to male politicians" (para 6).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Japanese women hold 10 percent of seats in the nation’s parliament" (para 5).
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"If we consider these numbers — 3.1% of women in parliament and only one female minister — we can see clearly that political parties do not support women to run in elections, even in smaller ones like the municipal elections" (para 7).
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-DATA-1

"The constitution states that 'women hold equal social status and rights with men'; however, few women reached high levels of the party or the government"(13)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-3

"Even though there are no Nubian women in the Egyptian parliament, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Makkah Abd al-Ilahi Abd al-Mawli as the Nubian women's representative to the National Council for Women"(para 15)
Oct. 23, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"nearly 50% of the lawmakers in parliament are women" (para 5).
Oct. 20, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Only 12.4% of parliamentary seats are held by women" (para 5).
Oct. 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Kenya has East Africa's lowest female representation in parliament – at 19 per cent – and women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism" (1).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament"(para 1)."Additionally, the program [a radio program designed by a NGO for women] will discuss the participation in the public life including board members of sporting clubs, and the effective role for female parliamentarians in the ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women made record gains in Parliament — and now hold nearly 40 percent of seats, up from 25 percent" (para 37).
Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Linda Burney, the first indigenous woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives, has given her maiden speech highlighting her opposition to planned changes in the Racial Discrimination Act and sending a message of hope"(para 1)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Jonathan] Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th to 3rd' in the world rankings of governmental gender equality"(para 5)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The organization’s [Amnesty International] research reveals that since January 2016 more than a dozen women’s rights activists in Tehran have been summoned for long, intensive interrogations by the Revolutionary Guards, and threatened with imprisonment on national security-related charges. Many had been involved in a campaign launched in October 2015, which advocated for increased representation of women in Iran’s February 2016 parliamentary election"(para 2). "Amnesty International understands that the interrogations focused, in particular, on two local initiatives: a website called 'Feminist School', which posts reports and articles on issues related to feminist theories and practices and the state of women’s rights in Iran and globally; and the Campaign to Change the ...more
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"'In the Maasai community, we have no female doctors, teachers, journalists or any other position in the government because of this practice,' says Ole Lelein Kanunga, a Maasai man leading the campaign against female genital mutilation. 'But since 2013, we said there will be no such practice in this community of Maasai'"(para 4)
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"This pattern is also evident in Morocco. Acknowledging the fact that Morocco has lower female representation in the legislature than Algeria and Tunisia, our data show that female politicians were largely marginalized in 2002, when the 'gentlemen’s agreement' among political parties to reserve 10 percent of the seats for women was first implemented...Female MPs were least represented in the power committees and heavily concentrated in social issues and economic and foreign affairs committees. Yet women’s presence in the power committees has incrementally increased over the past decade from 4.7 percent in 2002 to 9.9 percent in 2007. In 2012, the proportion of power committee members who were women continued to ...more
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Tunisia’s post-revolution Assembly of Representatives did not witness such a dramatic increase in female representation (currently 31.3 percent, up from 27.6 percent in 2009)" (para 5). "In Tunisia, there is a more balanced distribution across legislative committees...For instance, women account for about 33.7 percent and 31.4 percent of the power committees and the economic and foreign affairs committees—much closer to the overall proportion of women in the Tunisian parliament, which like the Algerian parliament is about 31 percent female. Tellingly, 31.0 percent of all women on any committee are on a power committee, compared to only 14.4 percent on the women’s issues committee" (para 8).
July 20, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As a result, women’s presence in the Algerian parliament leaped from a mere 7.7 percent in 2007 to 31.6 percent in 2012" (para 5). "In Algeria, female representatives make up 22.6 percent and 21.9 percent of the power committees and the economic and foreign affairs committees, respectively...despite the fact that women constitute 31.6 percent of the Algerian parliament. Of all women who are on any committee, only about 20 percent participate on one of these committees, compared to nearly 60 percent who are concentrated in social issues committees" (para 7).
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

¨It has been less than a year since voters elected a Parliament with a record number of women for Spain: 139 out of 350 lawmakers. Within Podemos, which has become Spain’s third-largest party, women make up almost half of lawmakers. In Spain’s regions, far-left women now serve as mayors in both Madrid and Barcelona, Spain’s two largest cities¨(para 5)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table B1.4 shows that in 2015 in State Legislatures, there are 1,786 women total, of which there are 1,396 white women, 80 Hispanic women, 250 Black women, 44 Asian/Pacific Islander women, 11 Native American women, and 5 Multiracial women (27)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

Figure 1.1 shows how the percentage of women in elective offices have increased since 1979 to 2015. In the U.S. Congress, 3% was women in 1979 and that has increased to 19.4% in 2015. In State Legislatures, women made up 10% and has increased to 24.2% in 2015. Women made up 11% in Statewide Elective Office and has increased to 24.6% (11)