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Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Last year, this included sending Malawi's female MPs to rural schools. The girls in the community suddenly became eager to learn English - the language spoken in parliament" (para 43).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its achievements in increasing the representation of women in Parliament by more than 30 per cent during the elections held in 2015" (page 8).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 17 of the 72 National Assembly seats" (9).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the June legislative elections, 211 women were elected, up from 184 elected during the 2012 general elections" (p. 16).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the June legislative elections, 211 women were elected, up from 184 elected during the 2012 general elections" (p. 16).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The June 7 election resulted in the highest numbers of female and minority deputies in the country’s history. There were 98 women elected to the 550-seat parliament. A number of ethnic and religious minorities also gained representatives in parliament on June 7, including the first Romani member of parliament, Ozcan Purcu. The results of the November 1 election reduced the number of women in parliament to 81, still more than had been in parliament previously (79). The 26-member cabinet named on November 24 featured two women. . . . Many women’s organizations reported in February that they were not invited to the first meeting of a commission formed within parliament...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women were underrepresented in public office. Women occupied 8 percent of the seats in the National Assembly. Nine of the country’s 47 constituencies had women candidates on the ballot" (11).
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"It welcomes the preliminary results of the federal elections (2012), indicating that 36,46% of the seats in the National Congress will be held by women" (2).
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Today, 61 years after women were first granted the right to vote, women's political participation has increased from 6% to 11% in elected positions, and 7% to 21% in congressional elections in the last 20 years, according to the UN. Nonetheless, Colombia is still one of the countries in Latin America with the smallest representation of women in politics" (para 5).
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The new Senate has 25 women (23,4%), while the House of Representatives the 18% of the seats were for women (31). In 2014, the Congress was composed of 22.5% women in the Senate (23 senators) and 20% in the House of Representatives (33 representatives)" (para 2). "When evaluating the participation of women in the last 8 elections to Congress held since 1991, a substantial increase in their presence in the Corporation can be seen. In 1991 the average of women elected to Senate and House of Representatives was of 7.7%, while in 2018 it is of 20.8%" (para 5).
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"'If we compare these [Colombia's] results to the global standard, we are not okay. There are other countries in the region that achieved paritary parliaments or are close to this purpose. This is the case for Bolivia (53% of women in the House of Deputies and 37% in the Senate), Nicaragua (45.7% in their Assembly) or Mexico (45.7% in the House of Deputies), according to data from the Interpalamentary Union. The difference with Colombia is that these countries have updated their Gender Quotas; they started like us with a 30% and they increased it until they reached the 50%', exposed Blanca Cardona, National Director of the area of Democratic Governance...more
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the parliamentary elections, the 120-member Knesset had 29 female members and 15 Arab members" (para 117)
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"With women accounting for just 10 percent of the members in Japan’s lower house, the country ranks 161st out of 193 countries in female political representation, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union" (para. 8).
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Rwanda has received international recognition for female representation in government, with women making up 43 percent of its Cabinet and 61 percent of parliament members" (para 11).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Of the 290-member parliament, nine women held seats during the year" (para 126)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"During the 2014 election cycle, the KPU enforced the rule, and all major parties abided by it. 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" (para 117). "As of August women held 7.6 percent of all mayor and regent positions. There were no female governors. As of August less than 7 percent of registered candidates for the December regional elections were women" (para 119)
Oct. 17, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"A record number of women are running for the U.S. House, Senate and state legislatures this year — more than any other election in U.S. history" (para 1). "A record 3,379 women have won nomination for state legislatures across the country, breaking 2016’s record of 2,649, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. And 235 women won nominations in U.S. House races, breaking the previous 2016 record of 167. Twenty-two women won major-party nominations for U.S. Senate, breaking the record of 18 set in 2012" (para 13). "Sixteen women have been nominated for gubernatorial races. The previous record, set in 1994, was 10. For the first time in...more
Oct. 9, 2018, 7:39 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

" the percentage of women in Turkey’s 600 seats parliament has increased from less than 15% to 17.1%, with a total of 103 seats occupied by women and 497 by men" (para. 4 ).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Their representation in this island nation, still reeling from a protracted civil war, remains at a miserable 2 percent of local government posts, though women make up more than 51 percent of registered voters" (para 2). "When the country goes to the polls on Saturday, a quarter of the 56,000 candidates will be women" (para 3).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"When the new Mexican congress sits on Dec. 1, women will make up 49 percent of the lower house and 51 percent of the senate. Mexico will rank fourth in the world for women’s legislative representation. And it will be the only country with an elected senate that is majority female" (para 2). "At the subnational level, women will make up 50 percent of most state legislatures" (para 3). "Before Mexico’s mandatory 30 percent quota, women held just 17 percent of seats in the lower house — a proportion not far from the 20 percent of seats women hold today in the U.S. House of Representatives" (para 14).more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Participation of Women and Minorities: The National Congress had one Miskito community member. There were no indigenous or Afro-Honduran cabinet members" (para 85). The report neglects in this section to report on any female participation in the National Congress (MAD - CODER COMMENT). "In June the government brought charges against public officials at the Ministry of Health and employees of the private company Astropharma, including the vice president of the National Congress, Lena Gutierrez, and three members of her family" (para 87). This piece of data demonstrates that there was at least one woman in the National Congress (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Bochra Belhaj Hmida, head of the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee, told Al-Monitor that there is a significant percentage of women in the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (parliament), as their number rose to 73 deputies in 2014, 34% of the total. There had been 49 women deputies in the Constituent Assembly, which was dissolved and replaced by the Assembly of Representatives in 2011" (para. 16).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Mexico has made unprecedented strides towards achieving gender parity in its Congress during the last general election held on 1 July. Preliminary figures indicate that women will hold 48 per cent of the seats in the Lower House of Congress and 49 per cent in the Senate. These figures would place Mexico in the top five countries globally in terms of women’s representation in Parliament. These results follow the 2014 landmark Constitutional reform mandating political parties to ensure gender parity in their candidacies" (para 1-2).
Sept. 26, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Visibility alone could also have an impact, as it has in the national advisory parliament, the Shura Council. Women were appointed to the 150-member body for the first time in 2013, amid a similar mix of wariness and skepticism" (para 24).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The constitution mandates that women constitute at least 25 percent of parliamentary and provincial council membership. In the 2014 national parliamentary elections, 22 women received sufficient votes to win seats in the 328-seat Council of Representatives without having to rely on the constitutional quota, compared with five in 2010. More than 60 additional women, who received fewer votes, were awarded seats based on the quota, bringing the total number of seats held by women to 86" (para 202)
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The political leadership and the Government have encouraged the political participation of women in Parliament. They seek to strengthen the presence of women despite the outcomes of the democratic electoral process. Only one woman obtained a seat in the Consultative Council for the 2011-2015 term and one for the 2016-2019 term. Given the low participation of women in Parliament as a result of the elections, royal orders were issued to appoint 15 women to the Council of State, so that women represent 18 per cent of the members of the Council. This exceptional measure is an opportunity to ensure the voice and participation of women in the Council. While orders...more
Sept. 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"A minority of Scotland’s elected representatives - MPs, MSPs and councillors - are female. Despite making up 52 per cent of the population women only account for 35 per cent of Holyrood members and 29 per cent of the more than 1,000 elected councillors north of the Border" (para 2-3).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday night as the nation’s first Somali-American legislator, with a commanding win in a state House race" (para 1). "Omar, a 34-year-old Muslim-American woman who proudly wears the hijab, is suddenly thrust into leadership of a rapidly emerging DFL coalition" (para 4).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"For example, as of September 1, there were 53 women in the 383-seat Chamber of Deputies and 12 women in the 167-seat Senate" (19).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Iran’s new parliament will have more women than clerics for the first time since before the 1979 Islamic revolution when it is sworn in later this month. Although the female members only number 17 out of the 290 members of parliament—who approve cabinet appointments and new legislation—only 16 clerics were elected, the BBC reports" (para. 1 - 2).