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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).
Sept. 12, 2018, 5 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"A total of 103 woman deputies have been elected to the 600-seat parliament in the June 24 (of 2018) poll.. In the June 2015 and November 2015 elections, 97 and 81 female deputies were elected to the 550-seat parliament respectively, corresponding to 17.6 percent and 14.7 percent of all lawmakers in the national assembly. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) elected 52 female lawmakers in the latest election" (Para. 1, 2, 3). "Some 19 women deputies have entered parliament on the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) ticket. The CHP garnered 22.6 percent of the vote in the June 24 poll and took a total of 146...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Earlier this month (may, 2018), Lebanon voted in parliamentary elections to fill seats based on a new system of proportional representation. After the ballots were counted, women occupied six of the 128 seats. This small number looks even smaller when one takes into account that there were 111 female candidates out of 976 total. These figures indicate how difficult it is for women to become legislative representatives and decision-makers" (para. 1 ).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"...voters elected the first indigenous woman to the Senate in 2013. With an indigenous woman sworn into the Senate in June, there were three indigenous persons serving in the federal parliament" (11-12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Despite the initial reduction in women’s parliamentary participation following the 2014 elections, the percentage has now returned to 38 per cent owing to the replacement of a male deputy who stood down in favour of a female colleague" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 45 of 475 seats in parliament’s lower house and 38 of 242 seats in the upper house after the December 2014 general election" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 45 of 475 seats in parliament’s lower house and 38 of 242 seats in the upper house after the December 2014 general election" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 36 women among the 121 MPs and nine women on the executive council" (6).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the midterm elections, six women served in the 24-seat Senate and 79 women in the 289-seat House of Representatives, 25 and 27 percent respectively" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"After the October election, women held 136 of the 394 seats in the unicameral union parliament, including the position of deputy speaker...Women held 25 of the 264 elected constituent seats, and one of the four seats appointed by the president" (18).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 13 women in the NCPO-appointed 218-member NLA...The previous elected government had 81 women in the 500-seat lower house" (31).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Approximately 35 percent of eligible voters participated, electing one woman among the 20 FNC members, with another eight appointed by their respective rulers" (18). "...nine women, one elected, who served in the FNC. In November a woman was elected speaker of the FNC" (19).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Domestic and international observers noted women held few elected or appointed offices at the national and regional levels" (54).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Unlike in previous years, no women served in the 52-member parliament" (8).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 122 women (approximately 24 percent) in the National Assembly...two women in the 16 member Politburo, one of whom was ethnic Thai minority" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Sixty women were elected to the House of Assembly through proportional representation in accordance with the constitution, increasing women’s share of seats from 20 percent to 35 percent. The same pattern existed for rural and urban councils. Women were elected to only 323 of 1,958 councilor positions nationwide in 2013, for 16 percent representation" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
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"There was one woman in the 50-member Parliament and two female permanent secretaries" (7).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were three women in the 111-seat parliament. One served as minister of religion, youth, and community development; one served as a provincial governor; and one was an ordinary member." (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The 2015 elections increased participation of women in the Chamber of Counselors from 2 percent to 12 percent. Voters elected a record number of women in the September 4 municipal and regional council elections, although very few subsequently won leadership positions on the councils in later internal elections" (22).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Eleven women were members of the 76-member parliament, up from three in the previous parliament" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 32 women in the 193-seat National Assembly and 56 women out of 462 elected local councilors" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the 2013 elections, two women gained seats in the National Assembly, and two women were in the cabinet. One female MP, however, lost her seat when the constitutional court declared a miscount in her district. The remaining woman in the National Assembly resigned in May 2014 to protest not being allowed to question the prime minister in the National Assembly" (20). "According to government statistics, women comprised only 14 percent of legislators, senior officials, and managers" (25).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Voters elected a record number of 75 women and 36 Copts to parliament during the elections, a substantial increase over the 2012 parliament, which included 11 women and 13 Christians...The new parliament included 89 women and 38 Copts" (33).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“As of March 2015, women held just 104 of 535 (19.4 percent) seats in the U.S. Congress, 1,786 of 7,383 (24.2 percent) seats in the nation’s state legislatures, and 78 of 317 (24.6 percent) statewide elective executive offices. Among women of color, the level of representation is especially low: women of color—who constitute approximately 18 percent of the population aged 18 and older (IWPR 2015b)—hold about 6.2 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress, 5.3 percent of seats in state legislatures, and 2.8 percent of statewide elective executive positions” (9)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Between 2004 and 2015, the number of women in the U.S. Senate increased from 14 to 20, and the number of women in the U.S. House of Representatives grew from 60 to 84” (xix)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Women of color make up 7.4 percent (32 of 435 representatives) of the U.S. House of Representatives. . . Of the 32 women of color serving in the House of Representatives, 18 are black, nine are Hispanic, and five are Asian/Pacific Islander” (16)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“In 1979, women held 3 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress, 10 percent of state legislature seats, and 11 percent of statewide elective executive offices. The percentage of seats in the U.S. Congress held by women is now six times larger, and the percentage of state legislature and statewide elective executive offices held by women has more than doubled; yet, in the six year period between 2009 and 2015, women’s representation in Congress grew only minimally, from 16.8 percent to 19.4 percent. During this same time period, their representation in statewide elective executive offices also barely changed (increasing slightly from 22.6 percent to 24.6 percent), and their representation in...more